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Elissa Samuels is a seasoned psychotherapist specializing in neurodivergent adults, the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals exploring alternative sexual lifestyles, including Kink, Fetish, and Polyamory. With a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by these communities, Elissa offers a safe and inclusive space for clients to explore their identities, navigate relationships, and achieve personal growth.


Elissa earned both her Bachelor’s in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Frostburg State University. Her academic excellence was further underscored by her induction into Psi Chi, the esteemed National Honor Society for Psychology. Elissa holds licenses to practice psychotherapy in Pennsylvania and Maryland as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

Elissa has extensive clinical experience and advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Drawing from evidence-based practices and a person-centered approach, she tailors her therapeutic interventions to meet the specific needs of each client. Elissa provides a non-judgmental and affirming environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and desires openly and without fear of stigma or discrimination. Her primary objective is to empower clients with enhanced coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills, leading to greater well-being and symptom alleviation.

In addition to her specializations mentioned above, she has expertise in treating a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Elissa is committed to helping clients develop coping strategies, improve self-esteem, and cultivate healthier relationships, ultimately empowering them to lead more fulfilling lives.

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