Hi! I’m Elise Baumann and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Newbury Park. My philosophy on therapy is that it should be a positive and uplifting experience. Itmay feel intimidating or overwhelming to seek help when things are tough or when you are struggling. This is why I strive to make therapy an experience that brings hope, builds confidence, and helps you to recognize and understand your strengths and inner resources.
As a therapist, I use humor, lightheartedness, and genuine authenticity to build safety and trust for clients to be able to securely explore areas in their life where they may be struggling. I have a master’s degrees in psychology, spiritual psychology and clinical psychology with an emphasis on Marriage & Family Therapy. I approach therapy from a holistic model by addressing the mental, emotional, physical/somatic and spiritual levels of healing through an integrative approach. I draw from attachment and emotional focus theories with a strength-based and person centered approach. I also believe there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to therapy and I challenge myself to work with each client’s unique needs to craft an approach that suits their individual needs and goals. My approach to therapy is to meet the client where they are and collaborate with them to better understand themselves, work through pain from the past and gain clarity about the future they’d like to create. I work with children, teens, families, couples and adults and I enjoy helping people with a broad range of experiences like anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self-esteem/confidence, career issues/changes, life transitions, parenting, postpartum/maternal mental health and PTSD. I am in the process of EMDR training and look forward to offering that modality soon!
As a wife and mother I can personally relate to the challenges that come with raising children in today’s modern world. I offer parenting coaching and marriage and pre-martial counseling to help address these specific needs as well as child and teen therapy using the interpersonal neurobiology and mindfulness based interventions.
Wherever you are on your life’s journey, I look forward to partnering with you to achieve your therapeutic goals. Please feel free to reach out for a consultation to see if I may be able to support you on your wellness journey.