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Elena Saldamando, LCSW

Elena Saldamando, LCSW


Licensed in FL #SW11503
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna
I take a compassionate, analytical, and direct approach to counseling.

My Therapy Style

I take a compassionate, analytical, and direct approach to counseling while incorporating mindfulness and meaning-making into our sessions. I specialize in grief counseling, chronic illness, mental health, depression, and anxiety. I offer both supportive counseling as well as goal-oriented and behavioral modification counseling.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, Florida State University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health counselor because I have an interest in the connections between mind-body-behavior-environment and how it affects a person's emotional quality of life. I enjoy learning and teaching others how to understand one's thinking patterns and their impact on mental health; how to take back control of one's quality of life for a meaningful and purposeful life; and how to cope with stressors in life.

What are your interests outside of work?

My interests outside of work include grilling by the pool or at the beach, watching college football (Go Noles!), browsing HomeGoods for household items I don't need, working out, traveling, and hanging out with the dogs and my family.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

One thing I do daily that supports my mental and emotional well-being is meditation.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

My favorite non-profit is Postpartum Support International because it supports parents who need support.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by spending time outdoors.

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs, a Frenchie named Nala and a Lhaso Apso named Marino.