Elise Chisholm, LCSW
Greetings! I am a licensed clinical social worker and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Military life was a blessing and a challenge, and I know well the unique challenges of being an active duty member, military spouse, and mother.
During my time as a social worker, I have gained extensive experience by working with veterans in crisis suffering with PTSD and substance use disorders, adolescents/teens in the school setting with students who struggled with self-esteem, social skills issues, ADHD, anger issues, self-harm, and grief and loss. I have also worked with children, couples, and families struggling with chronic illness in an outpatient cancer treatment center, individuals with terminal illnesses under hospice care who struggled with depression, anxiety, anticipatory grief, and families coming to terms with the grief and loss of a beloved family member.
My approach is to create a welcoming, confidential, comfortable space to explore, validate and provide therapeutic interventions to facilitate personal growth. I will provide empathy and compassion in a non-judgmental way as we explore together what is heavy on your heart and mind by using person-centered, narrative, strengths-based, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness therapies to instill hope for a more positive path on your life’s journey.
I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL and my Bachelor of Social Work from the University of West Florida, in Pensacola, FL.