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    Elyn Palmer, MS, LPC

    I am a mental health counselor with ten years of private practice experience and ten years’ experience in higher education and academics. As a native of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, I am dedicated to serving the families of this region.

    My experiences as a counselor taught me that the topics clients bring into the therapeutic setting often guide the work we do together. I primarily utilize a cognitive-behavioral approach in therapy, but I enjoy using a variety of therapy styles including sand tray and art techniques.

    In my practice I strive to create a safe environment for adults to explore issues of trust, identity, relationships, and other challenges. I work with my children and adolescents to improve their lives at school and at home. I like to collaborate with parents to find success for every student I see.

    It is my goal for clients to leave therapy with tools geared toward self-care and personal success. My professional experiences as a university faculty member and administrator assist me in maintaining unique therapeutic relationships with college age clients. I work with children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 10-25) on issues like life changes, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and grief. Additionally, I am particularly passionate about working with children of high IQ due to my personal relationships with this exceptional population.

    Qualifications

    • Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling
    • Licensed Professional Counselor-Texas
    • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-New Mexico
    • PhD in Higher Education Research
    • More than 10 years experience in counseling practice

    Specialties

    • Anxiety/Depression
    • Grief
    • Working with Children and Adolescents of high IQ
    • Sandtray Therapy
    • Using Art in the therapeutic setting
    • Parenting
    • Life Transitions