LPC-Associate

Elaine Fife

Supervised by Katy David, LPC-S
Elaine Fife

Available for Teletherapy

My counseling approach is centered on the belief that you are a whole person capable of self-healing through your own wisdom. In session we will not focus solely on what is problematic within your mind and life but also on what is working and ready to grow. This means that I will not divide you into parts but instead treat you as the full physical, emotional, and spiritual being that you are. I believe that deep down you already know what you need; I’m only here to shine the light.

My theoretical orientation is based primarily on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with adjacent tenets rooted in Somatic Processing, Mindfulness, and Jungian Analytics. Oftentimes, when we have been through trauma and hardship our bodies and minds find ways to adapt and survive. After a while these survival coping mechanisms can cause us pain as we desire to grow but struggle to move past what protected us for so long. I believe everyone has the ability to thrive, but sometimes it takes a compassionate and mindful guide to help you along that journey. A major focus in my counseling room will be working with you to discover new and more fulfilling ways of being. We may approach this through deep introspection, concrete goal setting, archetypal exploration, mindfulness meditation or whatever counseling path seems best for your needs

‘Know thyself’ is a tenet I live by and in our work I hope to help you cultivate what this means for you. By understanding the roots of what makes you who you are you can uncover deep wells of self-compassion and divine purpose. Holistically, honoring your expression and needs will be a fundamental part of our work, as well as embracing your strengths and revering your story. It’s all waiting inside of you and we will work to discover it one layer at a time.

Finally, I consider it an important part of my mission to advocate for all those experiencing oppression. I am particularly passionate about aiding those who are faced with marginalization as transgender or gender non-conforming people, as well as, those experiencing the often heavy societal burden of motherhood. We do not live in a bubble, addressing the dynamics of your external life is just as important as understanding the internal. As my client, I will help you fight for your fair and equitable treatment whenever possible.

If you feel downtrodden, overburdened or discouraged by life and my message resonates with you don’t hesitate to reach out. Whether it’s the desire to heal from past trauma or just feel more comfortable in your own skin, let’s see what we can do to invest in you.

More About Elaine

I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Texas State University in 2016, then spent two years as a full-time nanny in New Braunfels. This experience taught me invaluable lessons about the important role family and social support plays in individual wellbeing; I became acutely aware of the social burdens placed on caregivers and mothers. Later, I worked as a graduate research assistant for Dr. Priscilla Goble in the Family and Child Development Department; this increased my experiential and conceptual understanding of the impact that childhood experiences have on our development, growth, and adulthood.

By the time I started my Master’s Program in Professional Counseling in 2018 I was already a passionate advocate for de-stigmatizing the struggles of motherhood and increasing awareness of the prevalence of child abuse in our society. As I developed within the program at Texas State University I learned about the high prevalence of traumatic experiences, the impact they make when not attended to with compassion, expertise, and skill, and many wonderful practices and techniques for effective healing from these traumas and creating a new springboard for positive growth.

I completed my internship at River City Advocacy, working primarily with LGBTQ teens and women who struggle with boundaries and codependency. This experience solidified my calling to help those who struggle to express themselves find their voice and live authentically. I am excited about working with Katy David to continue to learn and grow my repertoire, and build upon my ability to help others heal and grow.

In my personal time I enjoy yoga, baking, running, writing poetry and watching way too many historical dramas. I have 3 younger sisters and a brother who are my world, and a partner who motivates me everyday to do all I can do.

Specialties:

  • Developing Healthy Boundaries
  • Codependency
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Religious and Spiritual Trauma
  • Childhood Trauma and Abuse
  • Spiritual Ennui and Awakening
  • Shadow Work
  • Low Self-esteem 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Motherhood and Parenting
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Life Transition Struggles
  • Identity Exploration
  • Career Counseling and Purpose Exploration
  • Transgender and Non-binary Issues
  • Creatives, Artists, Writers

 

$90 per 60 minute session

You may use your HSA/FSA to pay for therapy services, and many insurance plans will cover her services.

All Bloom therapists offer complementary 15-minute phone consultations to ensure a good therapeutic fit before scheduling.

Call/Text Elaine: 512.693.9271

Email: elaine@bloomtherapytx.com

 

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Elaine Fife
LPC-Associate

Elaine Fife

Available for Teletherapy! Specializations include: Developing Healthy Boundaries, Codependency, Emotional Regulation, Assertiveness Training, Religious and Spiritual Trauma, Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Spiritual Ennui and Awakening, Shadow Work, Low Self-esteem, Depression, Anxiety, Motherhood and Parenting, Relationship Struggles, Life Transition Struggles, Identity Exploration, Career Counseling and Purpose Exploration, Transgender and Non-binary Issues, Creatives, Artists, Writers
Karey Scheyd
LPC-Associate

Karey Scheyd

Available for Teletherapy! Specialties include: Grief and loss, Complex and developmental trauma, Substance abuse, addiction, and recovery, Sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, Experiences with foster care and/or adoption, Existential challenges, identity exploration, and life transitions, Anxiety and/or depression, NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), Self-Management & Recovery Training (SMART), Leaders, managers, performers, Adults, couples, and families
Mariel Sahad
LPC-Associate

Mariel Sahad

Available for In-person Sessions & Teletherapy! Bilingual in English & Spanish; Specializations include: Death & Health Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Multicultural Concerns, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Life Transitions, Self-esteem, Confidence & Body Positivity
Whitney Granado
LPC-Associate

Whitney Granado

Available for In-person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specializations include: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Substance use & addiction recovery, Adult children from family systems with addiction, Relationship challenges, Communication skills, Self-esteem & confidence, Grief and loss, Life transitions, Identity exploration
Kristen McMath
LPC-Associate

Kristen McMath

Available for In-person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specializations include: Religious and Spiritual Trauma, Deconstruction of Faith, Communication Issues, Attachment Styles, Relationship Issues, Self-care, Depression, Anxiety, Couple and Family Dynamics, Life Transitions, Individuals & Couples
Simran Mayadas
LPC-Associate

Simran Mayadas

Available for In-person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specialties include: Relational trauma, Mood regulation and coping, Self-esteem & self-concept, Communicating needs, Anxiety and depression, Mindfulness coaching, Addictive behaviors, Eating disorders, Athletes and performers, First responders, Young adults (18-27), Teachers/coaches, Transitions (life, identity, employment), Motherhood
Stephanie Stillman
LPC-Associate

Stephanie Stillman

Available for In-person Sessions and Teletherapy! Specialties include: physical, psychological, and sexual trauma, women’s identity, relationships, and empowerment, LGBTQIA+ identity and exploring gender identity, adult children from family systems of abuse and/or addiction, recovery from addiction, spiritual trauma, curiosity, and awakening, mindfulness training, emerging adults, anxiety, depression
Anusha Atmakuri
LPC-Associate

Anusha Atmakuri

Available for In-person Sessions & Teletherapy! Specializations include: Family of Origin Issues, Multicultural concerns, Relationship Issues, Communication Problems, Adjusting to Change/Life Transitions, Self-Esteem/Confidence, Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Training, Career Counseling, Anxiety, Depression
Katy David, LPC-S
Founder & Supervising Clinical Director

Katy David, LPC-S

My primary focus is on cultivating exceptional therapists and ensuring exemplary client care of all Bloom Therapy clients. I provide licensed clinical supervision to Bloom Therapy LPC-Associates, with a somatic, experiential, holistic and integrative focus.
Mariel Sahad
LPC-Associate

Mariel Sahad

¡Disponible para en Persona y Teleterapia! Especialidades: Ansiedad por Muerte y por la Salud, Dolor y Pérdida, Preocupaciones Multiculturales, Depresión, Ansiedad, Trauma, Transiciones de Vida, Autoestima y Positividad de Cuerpo, Bilingüe en Inglés y Español

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