Dr. Elaine was born in a small town in Tennessee and moved many times over her lifetime. She is a sexual abuse survivor, former battered woman, recovering co-dependent. Both sides of her family carry the generational curse of sexual abuse and substance abuse. There came a time that she felt this curse needed to end.She is a best selling author of two books 1) LOST IN THE FOREST; (2) CRIES of a BROKEN MAN and SCREAMS of a BROKEN WOMAN. She is writing her third and fourth. She currently trains law enforcement in crisis intervention, she is part of a documentary that will air in April of 2019 on TLC, she contracts with Mental Health court to provide trauma counseling to participants. Her training is being filmed and will appear on Youtube in the near future.
She is taking her and her families' stories to help others, to know they are not alone. She has experienced unhealthy relationships and knows the struggle to find herself. She started out wanting to teach other professionals to wanting to help families as well. IT IS TIME for the TRAUMA to stop with families.
She received my BA in Psychology, MA and EdD in Counseling Psychology; completing a post-doctoral certificate in Clinical Foundations of Trauma. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of GA and a certified Clinical Supervisor with the LPCA. She is a certified as a Trauma Service Specialist and a Certified Family Trauma Professional. She has worked in the mental health field for more than 10 years. She currently has over 100 hours in training in trauma and PTSD including training with Star providers which trains civilian providers to work with active and former active duty military. A presenter at several conferences on trauma/PTSD. She holds trainings and workshops on PTSD/ trauma along with Conversion Disorder; teaching other mental health professionals how to recognize and treat trauma. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota counseling honor society. She has 5+ years working with corrections as a mental health counselor and working with addictions.