Elyse Springer M.A., M.F.T. is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFC 48196) practicing psychotherapy in the Silver Lake/Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, California. Elyse uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR Therapy, IPT and Psychodynamic modalities to assist people with depression, anxiety, death and loss, relationship conflicts, HIV/AIDS, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders, sex and sexuality, LGBTQIA+, substance abuse and trouble with the creative process for artists and writers.
Elyse began her career in the entertainment industry and was inspired to change course following the tragedy of 9/11, subsequently attending Pepperdine University for her graduate coursework and advanced degree. In addition to her private practice, Elyse has worked at a cross-section of community mental health organizations, including the Suicide Prevention Center, Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health, Pacific Clinics and AIDS Project Los Angeles. She has taught and lectured in a variety of settings including the United States Conference on AIDS, LA’s 211, Los Angeles Best Babies Network, First 5LA, PAC/LAC, WIC, Charles Drew University, Aid for AIDS, SFVCC, and APLA Health on topics including sexuality, suicide, personality disorders, HIV/AIDS, trauma, homelessness, and Perinatal Mood Disorders and screening.
In addition to her current work in private practice, Elyse is currently training faculty and a Governing Council member of Maternal Mental Health Now (MMHN), board member of the 2020 Mom Project and a past co-chair of the Los Angeles County HIV Mental Health Task Force. She is affiliated with CAMFT, Postpartum Support International, EMDRIA, and PALS.