Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying)
BA, MS, (in progress)
My name is Elyse Schweighofer and I am a practicum counsellor, in the process of completing the Masters of Science Mental Health Counselling program at Divine Mercy University. Starting May 2023, I will be providing individual and couples counselling at Blue Oaks Counselling and Wellness. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Baylor University. Alongside my graduate coursework, I have also completed additional training to be better equipped to support those working through various kinds of trauma including sexual trauma, domestic violence, and compassion fatigue.
Before beginning my counselling degree, I worked in an accompaniment and mentorship capacity with university students in the United States and in Austria. Through this work, I journeyed with young adults as they asked some of life’s biggest questions, grappled with the hard work of self-discovery, and coped with the stress that inevitably comes with life. My work also provided me with opportunities to interact with and learn from various cultures.
I believe that every individual has the ability to flourish in life. Sometimes all we need is a supportive and encouraging person to help us tap into this innate ability. My goal in therapy is to create a safe space where clients can explore and better understand what is holding them back from leading a fulfilling life.
Counselling Services Provided
- Individual Counselling
- Couples Counselling- informed by Prepare & Enrich
- Telehealth Counselling
- Client-centered Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma Counselling
- Faith-based Counselling
The world is full of beauty and goodness. Although we can get caught up in the stress of daily life, I’m passionate about helping others find ways to soak in the beauty of life and achieve overall wellness. Part of how I do this in my own life is through hiking, baking, gardening, traveling to new places with my husband, and enjoying time with friends and family. I look forward to supporting you on your journey.