<strong>Elva Flannery, MA, LMFTA</strong>
Elva Flannery, MA, LMFTATherapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate
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What Makes Counseling with Elva Unique

My work with my clients is based on respect and safety, and promotes growth to achieve their therapeutic goals. I endeavor to aid my clients by helping them with positive communication skills, conflict resolution, and tools to learn how to identify and change problematic interaction patterns or behaviors. My therapeutic style is warm, encouraging, and engaging.

As a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (LMFTA):

I provide counseling services for adult individuals, children, teens, and their families on many areas of concern including; depression, anxiety, adjusting to a life stressor or change, troubled teen concerns and self harming behaviors, etc… I also enjoy working with children, teens, and individual adults who have learning disAbilities such as; dyslexia & ADHD. I utilize my experience, along with my education to help my clients with their struggles. My counseling passion is to help and empower children, and teens with learning disAbilities or suspected learning differences reach their goals, while aiding their families by giving them tools and support. This includes all steps in the LD process from noticing something is different through advocacy with schools, 504 plan support, and IEP plan support.

As a therapist with Lakewood Child and Family Counseling, I will support you, as my client, in meeting your goals and finding solutions to achieve successful results through the counseling growth process. I will maintain a positive, open, and safe therapeutic space for you, while building upon your strengths, together.

My major theoretical orientations are Family Systems Theory such as; structural and intergenerational. Social Learning Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). These approaches teach that most problems arise from family systems breakdowns, social learning, past traumas, modeling, and reinforcements. Additional, theories used may be narrative therapy, emotion focused therapy, and mindfulness approaches depending on the clients’ needs.

If you or your loved one is looking for a counselor in Lakewood WA, feel free to contact the office to see if I might be a good fit for them or you.

This therapist currently accepts Amerigroup apple health plan of insurance, Coordinated Care apple health plan of insurance, Premera, and private pay. This Counselor may be able to offer same day or next day counseling appointment. Please call 253-617-3559 to get started. We will return voicemails asap, sometimes next day or 2 depending. Our office is closed Wednesdays and Sundays.
Look forward to meeting you here!

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