Elise first joined the Wellness staff as a full-time staff clinician in 2020. Although she has completed advanced clinical training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Elise is intentional about tailoring interventions specific to each individual, cultivating an eclectic, client-centered, collaborative approach. Elise is staunchly committed to social justice, always taking into consideration how an individual's identities and social location intersect with one's lived experience and current symptoms. Elise's areas of interest include depression, anxiety, trauma, gender identity, sexuality, and family/relationship issues. Elise received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies from Sewanee. After earning her Master of Social Work (MSW) from The University of Chicago, Elise went on to complete a two-year Post-Master's Fellowship at the NC State University Counseling Center in Raleigh, NC prior to joining the Wellness team in 2020.
Something about her; "I am originally from San Antonio, Texas, but I moved to Sewanee when I was 14 years old and attended SAS and Sewanee prior to moving away for my graduate studies. When I'm not at work, I'm spending time with my partner and my pets, which usually involves cooking, taking long walks on campus, or watching The Bachelor."