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.
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.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards
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