Elissa Crandall, LMFT

EMDR Therapist in Berkeley, CA

Elissa Crandall, LMFT

Meet Elissa: Hello! My name is Elissa Crandall. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an EMDR trained therapist. I have been practicing psychotherapy since 2017 and have been working in therapeutic settings since 2010. I received my undergraduate degree from California State University, Sacramento and my graduate degree from Naropa University.

My EMDR Therapy Specialties in Berkeley:

My experience spans across all ages including children, teens, and adults. I also work with families and specialize in:

  • Anxiety
  • Families struggling to connect and/or experiencing conflict
  • PTSD and complex trauma
  • I have a direct interest in supporting individuals recovering from relationship violence such as emotional, physical or sexual abuse by someone they know and/or love.

I am welcoming of all cultural backgrounds and am LGBTQIA+ affirming.

What drew me to this work: Much of my life, I have been pursuing the work of healing “old wounds” within my family dynamic to build stronger and healthier connections between the people I love and within myself. In my professional pursuits, it became overwhelmingly evident how many people shared this longing for purpose and belonging, yet felt trapped by the harsh consequences of trauma. I grew passionately towards supporting clients in making meaning from their circumstances, experiencing their life from a post-traumatic growth lens, and finding connection with others in their lives. My work in wilderness therapy, domestic violence shelters, therapeutic residential settings, private practice, and my own therapeutic work with EMDR validated for me the reality that healing these old wounds is possible. I am here today, to share this reality with you.

My style: Genuine, authentic, present, empathetic, curious, and optimistic.

Services I offer: I currently offer online video counseling using EMDR for residents of California.

Email: elissa@evergreencounseling.com

Phone: (510) 214-6492



Elissa Crandall’s Credentials: 

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#121113)
  • Naropa University Master of Arts in Transpersonal Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy
  • CSU Sacramento Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Child Development
  • Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • EMDR Institute basic training completed March 2021
  • TF-CBT National Therapist Certification

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Elissa Crandall is Available For Therapy in Berkeley and via Online Counseling

Elissa Crandall, LMFT and Evergreen Counseling serve Berkeley, Oakland, and the surrounding areas such as Albany, El Cerrito, Alameda and San Francisco.

We’re also near the campus of UC Berkeley and are available for students and faculty.

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