Elara Montagno, MS, AMFT, RYT200, Yoga Nidra Healer
I was born in the beautiful country of Brazil, where I first developed my love, respect, and appreciation for nature and mother earth. In elementary school I moved to the United States and my world was turned upside down. This transition lead to many years of anger, depression, and anxiety which I struggled to manage effectively. The benefit I experienced from seeking personal therapy started me on my never ending journey of self healing and introspection. Eager to learn more about the mind and its intricacies, I completed my Bachelor's in Psychology and continued on to earn a Master's Degree in Counseling from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. I then followed my heart, love for sunshine, and admiration for the great outdoors to San Diego, CA where I immersed myself in the healing benefits of nature, yoga, meditation, and holistic wellness. As a constant student, I became a Registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Nidra Healer and I continue to study ways to heal and connect the mind, body, and spirit, both for myself and others. Throughout my years as a therapist I have worked with a wide range of populations in very diverse settings, including inpatient hospitals, school systems, residential recovery centers, outpatient facilities, and in research. I've worked with individuals from many cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, ages ranging from as 5 years old to senior citizens. I've taken the best of many therapeutic treatment modalities and combined it with my passion for holistic health and created a unique form of healing for my clients, in order for them to get back in touch with the earth, their bodies, and the truest versions of themselves. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief and trauma and incorporate mindfulness into all of my sessions; I especially enjoy incorporating meditation, breathing skills, self-love work, Yoga Nidra, Shamanic Healing and overall holistic wellness into my work. I'd love to get to know you and your needs and guide you on your journey of self healing and abundance. Call me, personally, for your free phone consultation at 508-641-7182 and watch as you evolve into the person you've always known you could be.
Supervised by Dr. Regina Huelsenbeck, PSY25050