About Dr. Elka Jacobs-Pinson
Learn about my experience, training, and specialties.
Hi, I’m Elka
Doctor of Psychology
I specialize in psychotherapy for presenting clinical issues such as anxiety and depression which may result from stresses throughout the lifespan.
In practice for decades, I am experienced with the full range of human concerns, and am a down-to-earth, active, engaged therapist. My mission is to help others forward in their lives, and quickly identify their “stuck points” which may be rooted in earlier life trauma.
As a seasoned professional with an accessible style and a practical approach which is especially empowering to parents, to young adults of both genders, to new mothers, and with women who are assessing their options for change.
I have worked not only with adults, but for years with children of all ages, and I have expertise in psychological testing and evaluation. Such testing can be helpful to draw the “blueprint” of the individual prior to the therapy which “modifies the structure”. My findings can be integrated into useful recommendations.
My doctoral internships were in foster care, adolescent residential treatment and outpatient clinical settings. My 35 years of experience post-licensure has included consulting work in early intervention, adoption, vocational rehabilitation, and chid custody expert in family court. I am a Clinical Supervisor of many child therapists in a large agency, and serve in several other agencies where I consult as well as perform evaluations.
I began my mental health career as an art therapist and worked in clinical settings including inpatient units for psychiatric and developmentally-disabled children and adults, nursing homes, in outpatient clinics and therapeutic nursery schools.
I have pursued post-doctoral training in the many areas: stepfamily and couples therapy, trauma treatment, child behavior including ADHD and autism spectrum disorders, and more. I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist.
Crown Counseling Associates, which I direct, has associate therapists available to see other family members, such as when a husband, wife, or child needs their own therapist. We are available for home and school visits. We consult with school administration, as well as legal and medical providers as needed. Therapists work under my direct supervision.
I have pursued post-doctoral training in the many areas: stepfamily and couples therapy, trauma treatment, child behavior including ADHD and autism spectrum disorders, somatic experiencing, and much more. I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist.
- APA (American Psychological Association)
- NEFESH (The International Network of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals)
- EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- ICEEFT (International Council of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy)
- Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology)
- Professional Child/School Psychology, New York University, NYC
- M.A. School Psychology, New York University, NYC
- M.A. Art Therapy, New York University, NYC
- B.F.A. Fine Arts/Art Education, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) – Certified EMDR Therapist
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT – Externship Completed)
- Gottman Method Marriage (Level I)
Stepfamily Foundation -Certified Stepfamily Counselor
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