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.
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
Elise Thibodeaux is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Abundant Life Therapy, Owner/Therapist, 2018 - Present
Rosewood Santa Monica, Clinical Director, 2017 - 2020
Rosewood Santa Monica, Clinical Lead Therapist, 2016 - 2017
Rock Recovery, Program Director, 2015 - 2016
Center for Discovery, Therapist, 2014 - 2016
Regent University, MA, 2013
Hillsdale College, BA, 2011
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.
This is a weekly, online therapy group for those who desire a healthier view of themselves and a deeper understanding of how emotions are tied to disordered eating and self-image.