Elayne Smith, MS, LMFT and Founder of The Center for Connection, Healing & Change, LLC. AAMFT Approved Supervisor in Training.
I created CCHC as a space for clients to deepen their connection to both themselves and their loved ones. I believe that the degree to which we experience our relationships as satisfying and responsive holds great power for our wellbeing.
CCHC was also created as a place that invests in the work of a passionate and dedicated staff team. The Center offers a place for therapists to thrive, grow, and develop their professional identity as relationship-focused therapists.
Clients I work with: Adult individuals, couples, families, and groups.
Issues I work with: Communication, emotional intimacy, recurring disagreements, family of origin issues, self-worth, emotional dysregulation, adult attachment, sexual issues, trust, chronic illness, substance use and process addiction, grief, anxiety, and depression.
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Janet Eblen, LMFT
I enjoy working with clients who have spent much of their lives struggling with eating, exercise, and body image issues to transform their relationship with food, and to learn to appreciate the wisdom of their bodies and intuition. I see these issues as a symptom of deeper struggles with self-worth, emotional regulation, or connection.
I also work with clients who have experienced trauma, stress and grief. My approach values our innate capacity to heal and find our way towards well-being and often incorporates physiologically-based models such as EMDR to create change from the inside-out.
In my work with couples, I focus on communication, emotional intimacy and the repair of fractures in trust or safety. I support couples go beneath their well-worn ‘dance’ and find more satisfying ways to communicate their needs and emotions. I also support couples to be more accessible and responsive to one another so they can be a source of support and comfort to one another throughout life’s challenges.
Clients I work with: Adults and couples
Issues I work with: Struggles with eating, exercise, and body image issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, couples communication, emotional intimacy, trust, and attachment.
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Melissa Callahan, LMFT
My main goal is to support families and couples to identify struggles within their relationships and capitalize on their existing strengths to overcome these issues. This often includes a focus on improving communication and an of understanding what each partner or family member is needing from their important others.
I also focus on facilitating deeper emotional connections and greater responsiveness to one another, particularly in moments of stress or conflict.
Clients I work with: Adult individuals, couples, adolescent families, adoptive families, and separated, divorced or blended families.
Issues I work with: Communication, trust, trauma, anxiety, depression, co-parenting, recurring disagreements, emotional closeness and security, and attachment difficulties.
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Courtney Smith, LMFT
I work with individuals, couples and families to create change where they are experiencing the same old fights over and over, or are having difficulty feeling close and connected.
I support couples and families get underneath these well-worn patterns to repair the hurts and unmet needs that often keep us doing the same things over and over. I work with relationships that are experiencing emotional intimacy issues, recurring disagreements, communication difficulties, or issues with substance use or process addiction.
Clients I work with: Individuals, couples, and adolescent families.
Issues I work with: Couples experiencing; communication issues, emotional conflict or distance, substance use issues, and conflicts over roles and responsibilities. Adults and adolescents experiencing; anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, low self-worth, stress, substance use and addiction, life transitions, and trauma.
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Maureen Flaherty, M.Ed., LPC. Clinical Director, Men’s Substance Use Treatment Services
I specialize in the deep, change-worthy work of family of origin issues, reduction of the symptoms of mood disorders, decision making about the future of relationships, the issues of living that are specific to men, and the treatment of substance use issues.
In my seventeen years of practice as an agent of change, I have come to know that many of our emotional and relational difficulties can be connected to the experiences we have growing up in our family. My goal is to help you resolve and heal unfinished business of the past so that you don’t have to keep recreating them in the present.
My style of therapy is targeted, structured and focused on the creation of lasting change. I believe that therapy should help to restructure your experiences so that you see life through a different lens. This new lens allows for continued change, long after therapy has ended.
Much of my clinical experience and expertise has been in working with men. Cultural expectations of men often look to them to be independent, self-sufficient, stoic, problem-solvers, and invulnerable. I support men to explore more effective ways to manage stress, relationships, emotions and problem-solving.
Clients I work with: Adult individuals, groups, and families.
Issues I work with: Anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, emotional dysregulation, family of origin issues, childhood experiences, men’s issues, and adult family relationships. I also work with substance and behavioral dependencies (spending, gambling, internet use, porn and sex).
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Sandra Molle, LPC, BCN
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist with more than sixteen years of experience providing individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults. I support clients to access inner resources and strengthen emotional regulation skills so they can build a life worth living. My work often focuses on learning ways to mindfully turn emotions into wisdom, manage stress, and build meaningful connections with loved ones.
Clients I work with: Adults, late-teens, and groups.
Issues I work with: Anxiety, depression, anger issues, self-esteem, life transitions, loneliness, trauma, work or peer conflict, grief and loss, self-harm, parenting, family of origin issues, and habitual negativity.
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Jessica Escobar, MS, Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy
I support couples to feel closer, resolve recurring arguments, heal past hurts, and communicate more openly. I often use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in this work. I also work with couples to explore their sexual life and the ways their relationships as a whole inform this aspect of their life together.
I am experienced in working with military couples and families and appreciate the unique strengths and challenges that these families possess.
I also work with children using Play Therapy, a therapy technique that supports children to express their thoughts and feelings when they may not have the verbal language to share them.
I offer therapy services in both English and Spanish.
Clients I work with: Couples, individuals, children aged 3 to 8 and their families. I offer all services in both English and Spanish.
Issues I work with: Emotional intimacy, recurring disagreements, relationship hurts, trust, infidelity, multicultural issues, sexual issues, and communication.
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