E'lisa Kelley, LMHC - Indiana Therapist at Grow Therapy

E'lisa Kelley

E'lisa Kelley


8 years of experience
Solution oriented

Are you seeking a therapist who offers a safe and compassionate space for exploring your thoughts and emotions? Are you tired of the "one size fits all" approach to therapy and open to incorporating creative expression into your healing journey? If so, then I may be the right fit for you. I'm E'lisa (e-lease), a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) specializing in personalized care tailored to your unique needs and goals. With a person-centered approach, I prioritize collaboration, empathy, and a non-judgmental attitude. Together, we'll delve into your thoughts, emotions, and personal obstacles, adapting the therapeutic process to meet your specific needs. By integrating the creative process with evidence-based techniques, I can help you access your inner strengths and deepen your self-understanding. Whether you're navigating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, my support and guidance are here for you. Together, we'll develop empowering strategies and insights that foster resilience and create a more fulfilling life.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In the initial session, clients can anticipate discussing their reasons for seeking therapy, goals, personal history, and current concerns. I'll provide an overview of the therapeutic process, confidentiality, and address any questions. Importantly, this session allows clients to determine if I'm the right fit as their therapist. Building a comfortable and trusting relationship is essential for clients to openly share, enabling me to understand their experiences and collaboratively plan our therapeutic journey together.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My strengths lie in creating a safe/non-judgmental space for my clients and utilizing art therapy to explore various issues that are difficult to understand and process verbally. I establish a therapeutic alliance based on trust, empathy, and collaboration, ensuring clients feel seen and heard. With active listening, I provide tailored support for individual needs and goals. With expertise in working with diverse populations, I am committed to supporting individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community and neurodivergent individuals. I am deeply passionate about promoting inclusivity, acceptance, and mental well-being in these communities. Furthermore, I bring extensive experience in addressing various mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues.

About E'lisa Kelley

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My treatment methods


I blend different types of therapy methods to create a personalized approach just for you. This means I don't rely on just one way of working through things—we explore various techniques and ideas together. By combining these different approaches, we can find what resonates best with you and use those tools to help you make progress. It's like creating a customized roadmap that considers all your needs and preferences to support your growth and well-being.


Gestalt therapy focuses on the present moment experience and emphasizes the importance of awareness, creativity, and personal responsibility. Using Gestalt techniques, we explore how you relate to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the here and now. I encourage self-discovery by paying attention to your emotions, body sensations, and patterns of interaction, fostering a deeper understanding of yourself and enhancing your ability to make meaningful changes in your life.


I prioritize fostering a trusting, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, providing a safe space for clients to explore their experiences and values freely. Using humanistic treatment methods like Person-Centered and Existential Therapy, I guide clients towards self-discovery, emphasizing personal growth, autonomy, and responsibility in aligning their actions with their values for a more fulfilling life.


Psychoanalytic principles delve into a person's unconscious thoughts, emotions, and past experiences, employing techniques such as free association and dream analysis. By integrating these methods alongside art therapy, I guide clients in uncovering hidden patterns and conflicts affecting their present behaviors and relationships. This exploration of unconscious influences aims to cultivate profound self-understanding and foster lasting transformative changes in clients' lives.


In my practice, I've extensively employed strength-based treatment methods, which focus on identifying and utilizing a client's strengths and resources to foster growth. I incorporate this approach by actively exploring and highlighting the positive attributes, skills, and resilience that clients possess, guiding them to leverage these strengths in overcoming challenges. By emphasizing strengths and empowering clients to build on their assets, I aim to promote self-confidence, resilience, and a sense of empowerment in navigating life's difficulties.