Elisha Carcieri, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Licensed in California and South Carolina
(PSY 26716/ PSY1690)
Who I Am
Hello, my name is Elisha Carcieri (she/her). I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I work with people struggling with a wide variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and difficulties with food, eating, dieting, and body image.
What I Do
I believe, from research and personal experience, that effective therapy hinges on a trusting and collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client. I am committed to using treatments with an evidence base, and I also believe that treatments should be tailored to meet the individual needs of every client’s unique history, current circumstances, and mental health concerns. Cognitive behavioral therapy is my treatment of choice for eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
I completed my pre and postdoctoral training at the Long Beach VA hospital. This experience allowed me to develop my skills using cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure therapy for the treatment of PTSD. I also have experience in CBT for the treatment of insomnia and chronic pain. I value working with clients from diverse ethnic and gender backgrounds as well as individuals with physical differences and abilities. Also importantly, I consider myself a Health at Every Size (HAES) informed clinician, working to respect and accept size diversity, especially in the treatment of eating disorders.
More About Me
I was a member of the EDTLA team in 2015 before moving out of state and making the decision to stay home with my children in their baby and preschool years. I currently reside in Charleston, SC. You can usually find me at a playground or the beach, trying to keep up with my kids.
How I Help
I work to first and foremost establish a trusting relationship. This paves the way for setting clear goals and making measurable progress toward symptom improvement and a return to your optimal level of living.
It can be difficult to take that first step toward getting help, however, sooner is better when it comes to getting support and intervention.