Elliott Counseling Group

Jolie Carsten is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,and is a practicing therapist as well as Clinical Director. She has worked in the counseling field for over two decades and has been providing clinical supervision and program direction for over a decade.  She has extensive experience working with a wide variety of issues including childhood disorders and behavioral issues, parenting struggles, family and partner conflict, mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger management and impulse control disorders, sexual abuse or assault and domestic violence, substance abuse disorders, and self-harming or suicidal ideation.  She has an eclectic approach to therapy that is strength-based and client-driven including cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. 

Interesting Fact 1: I love playing games: computer games, card games, board games, outdoor games.  I have a collection of over 30 board games. 

Interesting Fact 2: I have been married for 20 years and have three children.

Interesting Fact 3: I started my education in architecture, then switched to education, then again to nursing, and finally landed in social work/counseling.