Elaina Gardner

Elaina Gardner

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LMSW

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About Me

I am a professional clinically limited licensed social worker with experience working with a wide range of Diagnoses. I have a Master of Social Work degree with a Concentration in Psychodynamic Theory, which I obtained from Wayne State University. In addition to Psychodynamic Theory, I often utilize a Cognitive Behavioral approach, as well as incorporating Mindfulness into sessions. I have been working through an agency that provides Mental Health services to inmates in county jails since August of 2018 where a primary part of my job is to meet one-on-one with individuals having difficulty coping with their incarceration.

I also have experience working in Outpatient settings, doing one-on-one therapy, where I worked primarily with Substance Abuse. I have worked predominantly with adults, but am more than eager to also work with families, couples, and adolescents. I strive to use empathy to relate to my clients as well as building rapport. My experience working in a Criminal Justice setting has allowed me to show my client’s acceptance, reflective listening, motivational interviewing, and assisting client’s in forgiveness for themselves and others. My experience with Substance Abuse has allowed me to teach and reflect with the client on the five stages of change.

I individualize your treatment based on your necessities. My goal for my clients is to collaborate to create and maintain treatment goals that will allow for growth and healing. I aim to give my clients a safe place to work through trauma, mental distress, hopelessness, etc.

My Contact Information
Clinton township, Michigan  48035
United States


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My Credentials
Credential type: License
Type: Clinical Social Worker
License State: Michigan
License Number: 6801108555
License Expiration: 4/2024
Status: Verified
My Therapy Approach
Specialities:
Addictions
ADHD & Attention Issues
Anxiety
Asperger's Syndrome
Autism
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality
Depression
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Eating & Food Disorders
Family Issues
GAD
Grief
LGBTQ
Life Changes
Marriage Issues
OCD
Panic Attack
Phobias
Procrastination
PTSD
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Social Anxiety
Stress
Orientation:
CBT
Emotionally Focused
Humanistic Therapy
Individual Therapy
Mindfulness
Psychodynamic Therapy
Therapy I offer:
Chat
Email
Group
Individual
Online
Phone
Video
My Languages:
English
Reviews

Elaina Gardner has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars (34 reviews).

Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Elaina is very understanding, kind and the type of therapist anyone could ever need. She is a great communicator and really helps get my mind back in focus with my BPD. Best therapist I have ever had."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Great service!"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I’ve only been on the site for a couple of weeks, but so far it has been a great way to organize my thoughts and behaviors. My work schedule is busy and unpredictable, so it’s nice to have an interface where I can do the exercises in my random moments of free time. Elaine, my counselor, has been very responsive, easy to talk to and seems like a pleasant person in general."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Elaina has been very helpful and supportive. The CBT assignments help me process and reflect at my own pace."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"The process of scheduling appointments, contacting and messaging your therapist, and completing worksheets and receiving feedback is very easy and quick from the moment you get started! The tools really allow for an interactive and reflective process. Elaina is very quick and thorough with her responses!"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Advice: You have to do the worksheets. You have to do the work in between sessions to get the most out of your sessions. Also, it's important to make a connection with your therapist and, fortunately, I have with mine."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Enjoying the process so far. All the extra tools and worksheets are helpful."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Great help and response. They have really helped to start to address my problems."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"This service is really great.
I am really getting the help that I need.
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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"This is a great service and is really helping with the therapy I need."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"I have tried other online platforms but I like this one a lot better than others. First, I think it's because I have a good therapist. I really enjoy my therapist a lot and feel that she has good insights and I think she will always tell me the truth 100% of the time, even if it's hard to hear. Which I like because I need someone to give me their honest thoughts. Also, I love the CBT worksheets which really help you dig deep into your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I haven't tried other things like the Yoga yet but I really want to as I feel it compliments well with everything else. This platform really looks into the whole person which is essential to making progress with your mental health."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Great and professional care. This program has been highly helpful to me and my loved ones see a huge difference in me."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"I’m enjoying conducting my therapy online. It’s convenient and safe. My therapist is nice and on point with guiding me through my journey. I like that you can work at your own pace and when it’s convenient during your day or night. This is a good program and I’d recommend it."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"Very helpful and always there when you need them"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I am very pleased with the service Online-Therapy.com has provided me so far. The videos and worksheets help me to be organized with my thoughts and help me see where I am at, and my therapist, Elaina Gardner, is responding daily to my questions/comments which is nice. I am looking forward to my first video call with Elaina next week! I only wish I could have had a video call a little earlier.... but Elaina was already booked up all this week."

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Rating: [4 out of 5 stars!]

"So far, I'm very happy with this program. I get daily feedback via email and was able to schedule an appt that works around my work schedule. I am able to work through things at my own pace, but have a set plan so I don't feel lost."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"It’s been nice having access to worksheets and therapist at same time"

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"So far so good. I'm really new to this so I'm just getting the hang of it."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I've been doing this for a few months and I feel like it's helping me recognize my emotions as well as learn healthy ways of coping. My therapist is wonderful. I am so glad I'm going through this to help become a more stable woman/mother."

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Rating: [5 out of 5 stars!]

"I started out with the no-cost option (just the online material) and was impressed. The online material is very well structured. Going through the worksheets provides really helpful guidance. I was impressed enough that I added the counselor feedback and chat options, and I am glad that I did. Regular communication with a counselor is a really beneficial addition! I was feeling terribly stressed and overwhelmed, and this program has definitely helped me to sort things out."

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