EGS Counseling
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Birmingham, Alabama

Elena Sledge, M.Ed, ALC


THErapeutic approach

Building trusting relationships with clients is of the utmost importance to me. I believe healing happens through a genuine and empathetic relationship.

At the base, I practice Person-Centered therapy, focused on genuineness, congruency, empathy and giving unconditional positive regard to each client. Multicultural competency and compassion focused care are also essential to the work I do.

Depending on client needs, I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Expressive Arts, Family Systems, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Strengths-Based and Trauma Focused Therapy.

client focus

  • Children (4 and older), teenagers, adults

  • Couples, Families, Individuals

  • LGBT+

Counselor Specializations

I primarily specialize in Depression, Anxiety and Trauma/PTSD.

I also work with clients on Coping Skills, Family Conflict, Life Transitions/Stress, Parenting, Relationships, Self Esteem, Suicidal Ideation, Self Harm and Crises.

As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
— Rumi