About Elena Kaiser

My goal goes beyond helping my clients to regain confidence through therapy to showing them how they can access their own inner resources — a powerful tool for life.

Elena Kaiser: Approach

For more than two decades I’ve created a warm and inviting setting to help children, adolescents, young adults, families and couples tackle a range of issues. Using a combination of traditional and progressive therapies, I work closely with my clients to restore a true sense of healing and balance.

And since no two people are alike, I draw on a range of integrative techniques, from art and play therapy, to mindfulness, EMDR, and brain science.

My techniques are holistic and customized to each client, providing a very different experience to traditional talk therapy. Our creative, free-flowing session frees clients, and helps address a range of issues, from parenting to bereavement, divorce, and sibling rivalry, to anxiety and depression, OCD, Sensory Integration disorder, and ADHD.

My areas of service include: Chicago, Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Glenview, Northfield, Northbrook, Niles, Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, Deerfield, Morton Grove, Skokie, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest and Waukegan, Illinois.

It’s never too early or too late to begin therapy. Healing paths can start at any point in your life. My mission is to steer my clients to emotional health by building their sense-of-self and confidence in how they connect to those around them. One of my greatest pleasures is a client who is ready to leave the practice using the tools that I offer. Launching you into the world is my goal. And being there, whenever you need me, is one of my main points of difference.

Whether it has been a year or several since we have met, once we connect, I offer an ongoing resource, for you and your family — by email, by phone, or in person. In the same way that you call on the family physician for medical support, I am always available, even for the briefest check-in, to help you on the journey to healing.

Meet Our Team

Pamela Finney Swenson

Pamela Finney Swenson joined the practice in October 2022. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She also holds a Specialized Certificate in College Counseling from the University of San Diego and a Master of Athletic Administration from Ohio University, Athens, OH. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Pamela’s therapeutic approach is to provide counseling and tools that allow clients to address personal life challenges effectively. She utilizes integrative therapeutic techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and solution-based therapy.

Pamela is dedicated to assisting her clients in building on their existing strengths. In addition, she is committed to promoting the use of ethical and trustworthy practices and helping others develop successful plans of action that encourage the development of and engagement with their goals.

Specialties include:

Child, adolescent, or adult, anxiety, depression, sports performance counseling, career counseling, and life transitions.

Sport performance counseling focuses on helping athletes, coaches, and parents identify, address, and manage the psychological and emotional aspects of sports performance. Counseling may include goal-setting, relaxation training, imagery, and other cognitive-behavioral techniques.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”

– Henry David Thoreau

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2530 Crawford Ave Ste 305 Evanston IL 60201