Our Providers

Elyse Gong, LCSW

Pronouns

she/her

Education

B.A. in Psychology, Ramapo College of New Jersey

M.S. in Social Work, Columbia University

Trained and Supervised in Motivational Interviewing

NY State Psychiatric Institute

Trained in Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Special Interests

Self-acceptance and shame based work; Substance Use Disorders; Prenatal and Postpartum related issues; Role Development; Mood Disorders; Intimate Partner and Family Relationships; Attachment

Therapy Style

My style is directive, collaborative, supportive, and infused with humor. I am invested in helping you make the changes needed to benefit your daily decision making and live your life as fully as possible. To me, a good session is one where you leave feeling heard, understood, and armed with some practical tools for change to practice over the next week. I will be transparent about the skills learned so that you are in control of your own change process.

Modality & Approach

I recognize that one size does not fit all, and therefore utilize an eclectic approach with each individual based in CBT, DBT, MI, and Gottman based treatment modalities.

What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?

I'm a NYC transplant, which means all my favorite foodie spots are still from there.

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

Physical exercise/deep breathing

Interests

Anything outdoors and active that includes my family and dog, cooking, cycling, running, and hiking.

License Number and State

77277 - CA