Elisa Torell, M.A., LPC, LMFT

Young Adults • Women • Couples
770-218-9005 x109 • etorell@fountaingate.com

Days: Tues 9-5, Wed 10-8, Thur 9-7, Fri 9-3
Fee: $100, sliding scale available

Insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield. Out-of-network provider for most other plans.

Education

B.A. in Psychology, Asbury University.
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy with Specialization in Trauma Counseling, Richmont Graduate University.

License

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of Georgia

Certification

Prepare/Enrich (Pre-Marital and Marriage Counseling)

Previous Experience

Counseling Intern. Berry College Counseling Center, Rome, Georgia.
Counseling Intern. Hope Counseling Center at West Ridge, Dallas, Georgia.
Assessment Intern. Provided social and psychological assessments for missionary candidates. Operation Mobilization, Tyrone, Georgia.
Clinical Assistant. Ridgeview Institute Women's Center, Smyrna, Georgia.
Wrap-Around Case Manager. Worked with Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to provide care for foster children and families in metro Atlanta. Home Ministries, Acworth, Georgia.
Resident Assistant in Women's Dorm. Asbury University.

Special Interests

Young adults and women
Exploring identity and self-esteem
Codependency and setting boundaries
Trauma and abuse
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
Depression and anxiety
Exploring spirituality
Issues of singleness and sexual wholeness
Family/parental and relational/couples conflict
Cross-cultural issues, including cultural identity, culture shock, and conflicts arising from living overseas

Personal

Elisa grew up in a Christian home with her parents and two younger brothers. Her relationship with Jesus became more real and personal around age 11 while adjusting to a difficult move to Georgia with her family. When Elisa was 16 she experienced the first of many overseas adventures on the mission field that have given her a heart for third-world countries. In her spare time she loves enjoying the outdoors, experimenting with photography and painting, reading, experiencing new cultures, coffee shops, and quality time with friends and family.

Vision

Elisa views counseling as an opportunity to explore areas of our lives that hold us back from truth, freedom, wholeness, and healthy relationships. She believes all people are broken, but that their lives "make sense" in the context of their family background and life experiences. Elisa sees it as a privilege and honor to walk with others towards healing and growth. She desires God to use her as a tool to help individuals discover their purpose as well as their infinite worth and value. She seeks to create an environment that is safe, trusting, and conducive for the healing power of the counseling relationship.