Elsa Backstrom, MA, LPCC
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- Elsa Backstrom, MA, LPCC
Elsa Backstrom, MA, LPCC, is the founder and owner of Lani Solutions, LLC; company dedicated to addressing and healing relational dynamics, within the context of couples and families. She has served several Federal contracts working with Native American sexual offenders and their families. Ms. Backstrom has a background in Neuroscience, forensic psychology, and transpersonal psychology.
Ms. Backstrom obtained her Master’s degree from Southwestern College and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Grinnell College. She is certified in Gottman Method therapy and Stanley Tatkin’s Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy. She is also a Clinically Certified Sexual Offender Treatment Specialist and a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Perhaps most importantly, she is the mother to a 5 year old and an expectant Mother.
Ms. Backstrom believes that healing requires vulnerability and risk-taking. This is the same philosophy she incorporated into her teaching, where she seeks to create a safe space that allows students to authentically take risks and be vulnerable as everyone learns.
She currently assists in the Gottman Arts and Science of Love workshops in Seattle, Washington, maintains a private practice with couples and family, and is an adjunct faculty for Southwestern College, where she teaches the Theory and Practice of Family Counseling.