Aleta Elting is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who works with both adolescents and adults. Her approach to therapy is collaborative and strengths-based. She believes the relationship between the therapist and client is the most important facet of therapy and works to create an environment where the client feels comfortable exploring issues and empowered to make changes that allow for meaningful progress.
Aleta has training in Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She is also a trained life coach and certified and registered yoga teacher who incorporates coaching tools and mindfulness practices into her work as a therapist.
Aleta has more than 25 years of experience working with adolescent girls and women with eating disorders and body image issues. (She has spoken and led workshops about these issues at New York City independent schools.)
Additionally, Aleta provides treatment for a variety of mental health concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders, self-harming behaviors, attachment issues, relationship issues, family problems, life transitions, aging, illness, grief and loss.
Education and Experience:
– Master of Social Work from Fordham University School of Social Service
– Positive Psychology training at University of Pennsylvania
– Martha Beck trained life coach
– Co-Active Training Institute trained life coach
– Lecturer and leader of workshops on the subjects of body image and eating disorders