Elissa Stevens is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has worked for the last 10+ years providing services for individuals and their families focused on the integration of addiction and mental health treatment and the transgenerational effects of both. She has worked in both residential and intensive outpatient treatment centers and has trained in and incorporated a variety of treatment modalities including DBT, Systemic Family Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, Somatic Experiencing, Emotional Freedom technique (EFT), Mindfulness Practices, and Motivational Interviewing. She believes in a firm foundation built upon the ability to regulate stress and sees this as a core element to Relapse Prevention. As a therapist, she works from a systemic perspective to help people change deeply held habits and patterns. People often develop their own survival strategies for dealing with adverse experiences from the past and have reached a point in their lives where these strategies have stopped working. The reason she feels so passionate about this work is because we now understand that the brain is plastic and we can create new neural pathways. This allows for more successful strategies and habits to form and for the possibility of recovery in all areas of your life. She is excited to join you on that journey.