Elise  Thibodeaux

Elise Thibodeaux

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC Master of Arts, MA

Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, afternoon, evening, & weekend appointments in West LA practice (updated July 31, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders
  • Body image
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss

Professional statement

Elise has been providing therapy for the past seven years, since graduating from Regent University with a Master’s in Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California, and has specialties in eating disorders, Christian-informed therapy, depression and anxiety. She is credentialed by the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist – Supervisor.

Elise is committed to providing flexible office hours for those with hectic schedules. She is available for sessions in the evenings and on weekends. Her office is located in West LA at 2001 S Barrington Avenue, and she also provides telehealth therapy sessions for those who would prefer to receive therapy from the comfort of their own homes.

Elise’s mission in life is to be a catalyst for others’ hope and healing. She’s seen life be messy, painful, chaotic, hilarious, ironic, confusing… dark and light and everywhere in between. She doesn’t believe in clichés or easy answers. She believes in the hard (but rewarding!) work of courageous vulnerability, authentic connection, feeling the feelings, rewriting old narratives, unconditional self-compassion and other-compassion, and wild, unrelenting hope.

Message to clients

My clients come from all walks of life, but tend to have one thing in common when they reach out to set up an initial appointment: they’ve realized they want more out of life. More joy, more freedom, greater emotional and relational health – in short, a more abundant life. In your first few sessions with me, it’s typical to breathe a sigh of relief – as you sink into a comfy couch and realize that there’s finally a space where you can be completely, authentically yourself. We start by processing your story – where you’ve been, where you are now, where you want to be.

Stephen Covey writes that “to touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.” Being invited to be a witness to your story – in all the pains and triumphs and tragedies and victories – this is not an honor I take lightly. As our work together progresses, we unpack what hasn’t been working – self-defeating beliefs, unprocessed events and emotions, stale relational patterns… and we explore and process and practice new ways of being. Over time, the “ah ha” moments start to add up into the “I can’t believe how far I’ve come” moments as we reflect on your journey toward healing and abundance.


Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Grief and loss - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Elise Thibodeaux is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)

Therapist's note

Elise can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

West LA practice

2001 South Barrington Avenue

Suite 215

Los Angeles, CA 90025


  • Mon 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Owner/Therapist, Abundant Life Therapy, 2018-Present
Clinical Director, Rosewood Santa Monica, 2017-2020
Clinical Lead Therapist, Rosewood Santa Monica, 2016-2017
Program Director, Rock Recovery, 2015-2016
Therapist, Center for Discovery, 2014-2016
Regent University, MA, 2013
Hillsdale College, BA, 2011



Therapy Groups

Elise  Thibodeaux
Set Free: Faith in Recovery

This ongoing virtual process group is designed to provide a space for individuals seeking recovery from an eating disorder to discuss their faith and how it relates to the recovery process.