Elisa Hughes is an Associate Clinician with The Psychological Services Group specializing in Critical Incident Stress Management. Elisa holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. She holds additional credentials and certifications in EMDR, Psychopharmacology, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Crisis Intervention and Peer Support.
Elisa is an experienced instructor providing In Service training on CISM, Advanced Officer Training on Resiliency, and Academy Training on Stress and Peer Support. She is an approved instructor of Individual Crisis Intervention for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
Elisa is Marriage and Family Therapist who is trained in the Gottman Method. This is a brief, research based approach to relationship counseling designed to assess a couple’s functioning and deliver skills and tools that will facilitate improved function and satisfaction within the relationship.
In Individual Counseling, Elisa works from a Strategic model that builds on a client’s inherent resiliency and strengths to reduce problems or symptoms and return them to previous levels of functioning and satisfaction. Elisa believes in the inherent ability of people to manage crisis and stress, but at times typical coping and support resources become taxed or temporarily overwhelmed and another’s perspective can help support a return to equilibrium.