VOICES OF COLLEAGUES


 

Keely Foster, MS, MBA, LPC, CPCS   
CEO, Mental Health Comprehensive Services

Elana Doesn’t Stop Digging Until She figures It Out…

Elana is extremely compassionate. Even as her former supervisor, I’ve learned from Elana to go past what we see on the surface; to go much deeper. And she doesn’t stop digging until she has figured out exactly what the [h-e-double hockey sticks] is going on with a complicated client. She refuses to settle for ‘that’ll have to do’ – and says ‘no’ to colleagues who want to stop at surface level care, simply because they don’t know what else to do. 

Elana wants the person to get to the point of functioning at the highest possible level. She can see things in a way that I’ve never experienced with any other therapist. Honestly, I don’t think it’s a skill a therapist can learn. She uses intuition in a clinical matter, like a cold case investigator. She won’t stop until it’s solved. I’ve seen people who were some of sickest mentally, and after working with Elana, they have turned around to the point that you wouldn’t even recognize them. They are like a completely new person that has been revived back to life.

 


Sydney Gaines, BS
former Graduate Student Practicum Supervisee 

The Best Part of My Time with Her Was The Homework She Gave. That Is How I Really Grew…

Elana was extraordinarily helpful to me in breaking things down so that I could fully understand. Like the most dedicated of teachers who are masters of their craft. When a person doesn’t have the knowledge, she provides the tools and actually shows you, not just tell you, how it can be done; especially by giving them more than one option to think about and choose from. The best part of my time with Elana was the homework. She always gave me focused homework to do after every supervision session. Then she would follow-up a the next session, and help me to fine tune what I was learning. That is how I really grew.

 


Dr. Terrilyn Rivers-Cannon, MSW, EdD
President – Georgia Association of School Social Workers

Her Transparent Personality Allows Clients To Feel And Know That She Genuinely Cares About Them…

Elana’s work is phenomenal. She treats therapy as a partnership between her and the client, not a directorship. She is personable which makes clients very comfortable when working with her. It makes the clients more willing to share their most deep and intimate dynamics about what they are dealing with. I admire how the clients I refer just always express her warmth, openness, and ‘realness.’ Her transparent personality allows them to feel and know that she genuinely cares about them. Clients have expressed that they get so much from the heartfelt energy she puts out in wanting to see them grow.

 


Annika Russaw, MS, NCC, LPC, CAMS
CEO, Progressive Care Associates

Elana Gives Me Sound Clinical Advice To Help Me Break-Through With DIfficult Clients…

I consider Elana my mentor, and she has been for quite some time. I tell everyone that she is my ‘go-to’ clinician. She is one of the absolute smartest people in the mental health community, which is why I trust her to assist me when I need clinical consultative help. Being a psychotherapist myself, when I am faced with a difficult client, I can contact Elana for sound clinical advice on what to do to make a breakthrough with the client. She walks me through the steps to take, and always knows exactly what is needed. And it works!

 


Dr. Taunya Lowe, PhD
The Riot Starter / The Resurgent Group

She Has A Powerful Way of Assisting People With Lasting Life Transformation

Elana Dunn has a powerful way of assisting people with lasting life transformation and self-fulfillment. My clients have shared that they find her very easy to share with and talk to. They love her genuineness and transparency. I refer people to Elana because I trust her with the care of my own clients when I recognize that they are in need clinical therapeutic care in addition to life coaching. Therapy is her ‘thing!’ Elana’s clinical skills are like no other.

 


**Current and former clients, your confidential feedback, shared with me directly, is always appreciated. Your validation makes me feel highly motivated to keep doing what I do. However, client testimonials cannot be solicited, nor intentionally shared (not even with your permission) due to NCC, ACA, APA ethical guidelines. -Elana