Elia's interest in counseling began after completing introductory psychology courses during her undergraduate studies at National Louis University. She was intrigued by the variety of psychological theories that provide a framework for understanding behaviors and development. Elia deepened her understanding of mental health to help clients replace unhealthy behaviors with coping skills to lead a healthier life. She completed her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling at National Louis University.
Elia takes a supportive, non-judgmental, client-centered approach to therapy. Elia creates a safe space and utilizes multiple techniques to provide clients with a personalized counseling experience. Elia has a background in crisis intervention, case management, and substance use. She is passionate about helping individuals manage and overcome daily life challenges.