Counselor / Therapist

Elaine Cannizzaro, LAC

Elaine Cannizzaro, LAC photo
Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Addiction / Substance Abuse  Adolescents
 Adoption  Anger Management  Anxiety and Panic
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Asperger's Syndrome  Family Conflict
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Bicultural Difficulties  Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Children's Counseling  Chronic Illness
 Couples Therapy  Depression  Divorce
 Domestic Violence  Eating Disorders  Educational Therapy
 EMDR Therapy  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Grief and Loss  Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling  Hypnotherapy  Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching  Life Transitions  Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy  Marriage Counseling  Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Pet Therapy  Play Therapy  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling  Problem Gambling  Psychoanalysis
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing  Psychopharmacology  Relationships
 Religious Counseling  Self Esteem Issues  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction  Stress Management  Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues  Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
Specialties: Academic Underachievement, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Depression, Grief/Bereavement, Intellectual Disability, Coping with Serious Medical Illness in Self or Family, Dementia, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Internet/Video Game Addiction, End of Life, Self-Esteem, Empowerment, Anger/Stress Management, ADD/ADHD, Coping Skills, Communication Skills, Emotional and Behavioral Issues, Family Conflict, Divorce, Learning Disabilities, LGBT, Life Transitions, Obsessive Compulsive, Oppositional Defiance, Marital and Premarital, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self-Harming, Self-Identity, Substance Abuse, Parenting, Retirement, Spirituality/Existential Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Veterans, Wellness and Self Care, Weight Loss

“If it hurts too much to look back, but you’re too scared to look ahead, just look beside you and I’ll be there.” – Author Unknown

Everyday life can be harder than we expect sometimes. Something happens…good or bad…and life as you know, it changes. What you used to be able to handle becomes a struggle. This is when you can look beside you for a partner to support you. My goal for every counseling relationship is a partnership…with us working together to help you achieve your goals. Whether I am working with a child or an adult, I believe that we all bring something valuable and positive to the table. You will be heard. I am most known for my ability to “keep it real” and address matters head on. The focus will be you and your goals. If something is not working, we will try something else.

I graduated from Goddard College with a Master's degree in Psychology and Counseling. I have worked with clients of diverse ages and backgrounds in individual, group, and family settings. I have specialized in counseling individuals and families coping with serious illness (dementia, cancer, HIV/AIDS) or at the end of their lives, which led to an additional focus on grief and bereavement.

In my downtime, I enjoy walking along the ocean, hanging with my roommates around the fire pit, cheering for my nephews at their football games, and visiting my son in Boston.
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards