About Elana Clark-Faler
Elana Clark-Faler, LCSW, CSAT, CST, CGP, is a therapist with over 20 years of experience assisting individuals and groups. She also has experience as an educator and running workshops with various organizations and businesses. Elana has dedicated her career to helping people and has become certified in many different areas. Her current areas of specialty include couples therapy, group therapy, and trauma.
Elana Clark-Faler’s Education and Early Career
Before starting her career path to become a therapist, Elana Clark-Faler worked in corrections. She began as a Parole Officer Intern and soon became a Correctional Officer. While Elana worked in these roles, she attended Eastern Michigan University. At the university, Elana studied criminology and received her Bachelor of Science degree in the subject in 1998. These roles and education helped Elana Clark-Faler understand how she wanted to help people throughout her career.
In 1998, Elana took on a role as a Family Worker for Male Adolescence and later began working as an Inpatient Psychiatric Social Work Intern in Chicago. In the year 2000, Elana Clark-Faler completed her Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. Since her completion of her Master’s degree, Elana has received further training in various areas, including dialectical-behavioral treatment, group therapy, chemical dependency, family systems, and acceptance commitment therapy.
Elana Clark-Faler is certified in many different areas of social work and therapy. She is a Certified Group Therapist, Clinical Supervisor For Interns in Private Practice, and a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Elana understands the importance of receiving and maintaining her certifications as well as the advantages of membership with professional organizations. Elana was a member and secretary of the Los Angeles Group Psychotherapy Association from 2008 to 2010 and has held membership in seven other organizations.
Upon completion of her Master’s degree, Elana Clark-Faler began working as a Crisis and Outreach Clinician at the UCLA-Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center for one year. There she helped conduct prevention seminars, provided on-site crisis intervention for students, and 24-hour on-call services to those in need. In 2001, Elana went on to become a Therapist I at the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center. She began conducting initial assessments and diagnoses for primarily low-economic and minority communities. Elana also provided individual, group, and family therapy for her clients. This role helped Elana to improve her skills as a therapist and to provide the proper treatment and techniques for her clients.
Following her time at the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center, Elana Clark-Faler became an Intake Coordinator/Psychotherapist at the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles. She conducted treatment with individuals, couples, families, and groups for individuals struggling with sex addiction. After a year, she went on to work as a Team Coordinator II, then a Therapist, and later an Addiction Therapist. Each of these roles expanded Elana’s knowledge of treating people with mental health issues, chemical dependency, and substance abuse. She also gained expertise in conducting seminars on various topics, including communication and emotion management.
Elana Clark-Faler’s Current Roles
Currently, Elana Clark-Faler is a Private Practice Therapist in Los Angeles at Recovery Help Now, where she is also the Clinical Director and Owner. At her private practice, Elana treats chemical dependency, trauma, sex and love addiction, and sexual aversion disorder, among other things. Her treatments specialize in short-term solution-focused therapy, which includes motivational interviewing, task-centered strategies, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical behavioral treatment.
Aside from running her own private practice and providing treatments to her clients, Elana Clark-Faler is also a Lecturer/Professor a the University of California Los Angeles Luskin School of Public Affairs. She teaches and gives lectures to graduate students on various subjects, including Chemical Dependency and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment. Elana has learned how to develop syllabi and course materials for students that are clear, helpful, and educational.
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