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Elyse Marie Elisano, LCSW


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I believe everyone deserves a beautiful, unpredictable, and exciting life – one full of appreciation and achievement. Unique personal and professional goals feed life’s purpose; however, unplanned experiences may cause disruptions in routines and relationships, requiring a shift in our thinking. Together, we will discuss the hows and whys of accepting the unexpected, welcoming a reintroduction to yourself, and exploring current and past expectations. Through guided feedback and supportive reflection, we will delve into understanding unfamiliar perspectives, identifying individual strengths, and begin developing realistic objectives focused on creating and maintaining a balanced life.

Professional Focus

  • Clinical work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Behavioral Difficulties

Modality & Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach – favoring a strengths perspective 
  • Identifying goals and realistic objectives while addressing unexpected life stressors
  • Guiding individuals as they develop a flexible and solution-focused mindset
  • Exploring resolutions and individualized possibilities 

Personal Interests

  • Traveling with family and friends, anywhere there’s a beach, the sun, and warm weather

Education & Experience

  • New York University: MA in Social Work
  • Montclair State University: MA in Educational Leadership
  • Rider University: BA in Psychology and Social Work
  • New York University – Post Masters Certification for Clinical Practice with Adolescents 
  • Clinical Experience: Public education, therapeutic academic programs, and outpatient settings

To contact Elyse Elisano, please email newpatient@medpsychnj.com.