ANITA ELDERKIN, PHD, CT, CCTP

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Dr. Anita Elderkin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She has several years of experience working with adults regarding a variety of mental health and emotional problems. She is Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), and as such specializes in all aspects of grieving, bereavement, and the dying process.  She has specific experience with bereaved parents and spouses.  Additionally, she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and offers trauma-focused therapy to anyone having experienced a traumatic event, including but not limited to first responders and other mental-health professionals.  Dr. Elderkin also has specialized training and experience working with issues related to aging, chronic and terminal illness, and the impact of physical illness on mental health.

Dr. Elderkin helps facilitate personal growth through the implementation of a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques including mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, meaning-making, and many others especially those related to cognitive behavioral therapy. She believes you are the subject-matter expert in your own life, and therefore are the most important aspect of the collaboration which occurs within the therapeutic process.

Dr. Elderkin earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology as well as her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.  She completed her pre-doctoral training right here in Boise, Idaho, and worked with a wide variety of client presentations, diagnoses, and symptoms.  She is currently completing her post-doctoral clinical training in order to achieve licensure as a psychologist in Idaho.

CURRICULUM VITAE

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Treatment Populations

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adults 
  • Adolescents age 12+ (bereavement only)

Focus of Treatment

  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Death and Dying
  • Suicide/Homicide Survivors
  • Gerontology/Aging
  • Life Changes/Adjustment
  • Chronic & Terminal Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Assessment:
  • Diagnostic
  • Intelligence
  • Personality