Elycia Pittsley, LICSW, graduated with her Master’s from Boston University in 2014 and has worked in the mental health field for 15 years. She has a strong background with children, adults of all ages, and families. Her social work perspective also allows people explore the impact of past and present generational and cultural issues on mood, anxiety, depression, and trauma. She offers an elective, integrative approach utilizing a variety of evidence based practice therapies (listed below) to fit individual needs. Her approach is respectful, positive, and client-centered. Treatment is also strengths and solutions focused with elements of positive psychology. Her ultimate goal is to provide client’s the tools and confidence to thrive in their chosen areas of life.
Elycia (E-lee-see-uh) is experienced with a wide range of presenting problems, including anger, anxiety, depression, complex trauma, relationship conflict, parenting, career challenges, college preparedness and adjustment, crisis management, women’s issues, pre/post/perinatal & related grief, trans youth navigation, chronic pain, terminal medical issues, & hoarding. She has treated people with ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, personality disorders, OCD, psychosis, and suicidal thoughts and harmful of others. Therapy modalities include narrative, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT),dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychoanalysis, family systems, motivational interviewing (MI), multicultural, trauma focused, parent child, attachment, play therapy, crisis management, and harm reduction. Furthermore, she is able to gain the trust of the most resistant children and youth. She has extensive experience with parent coaching of toddlers and children regarding behaviors that range from minor tantrums to hospital level aggression and other harm.
She has attended certification training for Trauma conferences with Bessel van der Kolk, “The Body Keeps Score”. She is currently becoming certified in Narcissistic Abuse and gaslighting. She will soon attend certification training for Internal Family Systems (IFS) as well. She also recently attended training in extended adolescence.
Forms of therapy: Attachment based solution focused, trauma focused, family systems and emerging IFS, narrative, CBT, psychoanalysis, family systems, motivational interviewing, multicultural, trauma focused, parent child, attachment, virtual & in person play therapy and crisis management, , virtual play therapy for 10 and above, harm reduction & abstinence