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Elyssa Helfer, MA, LMFT

Elyssa Rice, MA, LMFT

Pronouns: She/Her
Position: Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Language(s) Spoken: English
Website: Psychology Today

Get to know me:

I strive to create a shame and judgement-free environment, encouraging self growth and more importantly vulnerability. I believe that our work together is sacred and deeply embedded in respect, connection, and trust. I recognize that in beginning our work together, I will be a stranger to you and that I must earn the trust and respect that is so vital in a healthy therapeutic relationship. This is why I work at the pace of my clients, pushing when I feel is appropriate but also being mindful of where you are at. I strive to create a space where empathy and care are unconditional, allowing for the ideal environment to truly heal.

While I am able to work with a number of mental health issues, such a depression, anxiety, work stress, and more, my primary focus of practice is sexuality. Whether exploring Kink/BDSM, Swing Lifestyles, Consensual Non Monogamy and more, I am here to help you discover your true identity and to help that blossom in a safe, affirming and empowering way.

My approach may be eclectic and I am not one to shy away from the occasional (or not so occasional) curse word but I am passionate about what I do and believe that quality, honest, and deep work can be life changing. If you are ready, let’s take this journey together.

Elyssa Rice is the instructor for the course Psychological Impact of Suppressing Kink. 

Check out Elyssa's course