Elaine Schlorff is a Licensed Social Worker and obtained her Masters in Social Work in 2002 from the University of Illinois with a specialization in Medical Social Work. She also has a minor in gerontology. Elaine specializes in working with individuals and families on issues involving chronic illnesses and pain, bereavement, death and dying, grief and loss, caregiving and life/coping skills. Elaine uses a wide and eclectic array of therapies that promote a strength-based and client-centered perspective, including Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Elaine has an affinity for the “sandwich” generation and for geriatric clients coping with life changes. She believes that counseling provides a safe environment for promoting a collaborative therapeutic effort between client and therapist. Elaine takes into consideration each client’s individuality, and assists the client to use their strengths to empower them to realize that they can overcome adversity with support, guidance and determination.
Interesting Fact #1: Elaine is a stained glass and mosaic artist in her spare time.
Interesting Fact #2: Elaine loves to garden, planting both vegetables and flowers.
Interesting Fact #3: Elaine loves to cook and bake, and creates new and unique dishes using a lot of the produce from her garden and the local farmer's market.