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Elisa Lederer Psychotherapy, LCSW

Elisa Lederer specializes in mood disorders, specifically depression (including major depression) and bipolar disorder (types 1 and 2). She stays current on new interventions through weekly collaborations with some of the best minds in the field. She also runs a support group through the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Florida
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Provider
Profile
“I approach clients with interest, care, and affection and believe that people are people first and not their diagnosis.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I come from a family filled with mental health professionals, so this field was a natural choice for me. I became specifically interested in working with people with mood disorders when I worked for the Stein Clinic in Palm Beach and saw firsthand how life-threatening mood disorders can be.
What should someone know about working with you?
I approach clients with interest, care, and affection and believe that people are people first and not their diagnosis. From decades of treating mood disorders, I believe mood disorders have a genetic predisposition but arise in some people because their life has become so highly-complex that they feel it’s no longer manageable or in their control. I talk personally about the human experience with those I treat and if they feel better equipped after a session to continue the complex journey of life, I have done my job.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Clinically, I’m specifically interested in the effects of relational trauma, such as childhood abuse, school and workplace bullying, and spousal abuse, on the formation of mood disorders. I'm also very excited about the growing collaboration among my colleagues that has been made possible through telehealth.
“I talk personally about the human experience with those I treat and if they feel better equipped after a session to continue the complex journey of life, I have done my job.”
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