Meet Us

Browse by Name

Elyse Wood, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Elyse is an experienced clinician with a passion for helping children, teens, families, adults, and couples overcome life’s challenges.  She has had the privilege of working with clients in various schools, private practice, and community mental health settings and she utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques to meet the needs of each of her client’s.  Elyse acknowledges that therapy is hard work and is constantly humbled by the strength her clients demonstrate throughout the therapeutic process.

 

Elyse approaches therapy with a warm and genuine care for others which allows her clients to grow in a meaningful and purposeful way.   She recognizes that a safe, trusting, and supportive environment is needed for change to occur, and she creates this environment with her compassion and understanding that her clients are doing the best they know how.  Her focus is working with those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, children experiencing behavioral challenges, relational concerns, low self-esteem, family conflict, and emotional dysregulation.  Elyse actively collaborates with each client to overcome obstacles that feel too overwhelming and too difficult to manage on their own.  She has a fundamental belief that each person possesses unique qualities and strengths, that once identified, can produce significant change and growth.

 

Elyse is also trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and PREPARE-ENRICH to help clients achieve a deeper connection with their significant other.  She is passionate about empowering couples (dating, premarital, and married) to address areas of hurt, frustration, and disappointments in order to build a happier, healthier, and an overall stronger relationship.  By helping clients lay a foundation of trust, which promotes transparency and vulnerability, Elyse helps couples to forgive past mistakes, teaches them how to accept differences, and encourages them to understand their significant other from a new perspective.

 

Elyse received her Master of Arts Degree from Adler School of Professional Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

 

Elyse has experience in the following areas:
• Anxiety
• ADHD
• Behavioral Issues
• Communication Issues
• Crisis Intervention
• Depression
• Divorce Concerns
• Family Conflict/Counseling
• Life Transitions
• Marriage/Couples Counseling
• Mood Disorders
• Parenting Skills
• Relational Concerns
• Self-Esteem
• Self-Harm
• Social Skills
• Spiritual/Faith Issues
• Stress Management

 

Elyse can be reached by phone at 630.718.0717, ext. 213 or email elyse@fvinstitute.com. For immediate assistance to schedule an appointment, please connect with one of our Client Care Specialists at 630.718.0717, ext. 240.