...from the outset, the quality of her help was of the highest order. Her professional skills are exemplary; her interpersonal talents are remarkable. She is a careful, patient, and empathetic listener who is highly attentive to detail. She asks cogent questions and follows up with clean, concise statements, focusing on realistic goals. She is always realistic and never encouraged false hopes; nevertheless, she has the rare art of helping others (me) to see the glass as half full rather than half empty.
Most importantly, she encouraged me to participate fully in the process. This heightened my sense of effectiveness in a situation that would have been painfully frustrating, even overwhelming, had I not had her guidance.
Ellice is an excellent listener, a cardinal quality for a good therapist, keeps track of where I go on tangents..She is very empathetic and is willing to spend a lot of time with me strategizing...I could not have hoped for a better kind of support.
While I have worked in classrooms for many years, I am not a guidance counselor or social worker; having Ellice in my classroom--both in person and through helping me devise materials and activities to address a tragedy our community faced--assuaged my fear that I would miss red flags or would not be able to support my students in the way that they needed. Ellice's first order of business was to help me craft a letter I sent to parents informing them of the event.Following our classroom time together, Ellice even helped me read through the students' writing and identify any students who seemed to need follow-up. From start to finish, Ellice's services as a consultant made me feel confident my students would make it through this difficult moment.