Elese Lorentzen, Social Worker (Pre-Licensed) in California

Elese Lorentzen, ASW 96262

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I am a Bay Area psychotherapist who works with individuals who have experienced relational and childhood trauma and struggle with associated conditions such as depression, anxiety, anger, and grief. I also work with couples who are committed to developing a stronger connection with their partners.

Do you want to feel more satisfied with your life and relationships? Are you stuck in an unwanted role or struggling to change unhealthy patterns? I work with adults who are experiencing low self-esteem, difficulty holding boundaries with others, anger management, anxiety, depression, addiction, and PTSD/C-PTSD. Making life changes alone can be challenging since people tend to live on autopilot and may not fully recognize the dynamics that are playing out in their lives. Everyone can benefit from a fresh perspective. Having greater clarity empowers people to make informed, reflective decisions instead of acting out of habit.

As your therapist, my aim is to provide you a non-judgmental space in which to grow and reclaim aspects of your life. We will use your personal goals to guide our work.

To be effective, I believe therapists must engage in their own healing work. I have been in your shoes, and it has provided me a greater sense of gentleness and humility. I would like to offer you my support as you reconnect to the person you have always been.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • Grief & Loss
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
  • Narcissism
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • First Generation College Graduates
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$175.00 - $185.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Zelle, Check, Venmo

Licenses & Certifications

License(s)
License #
state
Social Worker (Pre-Licensed)
California
Board Certification(s)
Associate Clinical Social Worker 96262
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Pennsylvania
MSW
2019
University of California, Berkeley
BA in Psychology
2014