Cross Cultural Expressions Community Counceling Center

Elisa Rodriguez, MA, MFTI

Elisa Rodriguez


I support people in their desire to be their best selves. By means of helping them discover their strengths and learning to respect, honor, and love themselves. Together we can achieve this, as I will work to earn your trust and be your ally. I will provide a peaceful and safe place for you to discover your strengths. By doing so you will feel empowered to achieve your goals and overcome the obstacles in your life.

Becoming your best self may also include improving your relationships. My work with individuals, couples, and families includes enhancing positive interactions and modifying unwanted interactions. Our work together will have patience, kindness, and respect.

Certifications and Experience

I have experience in providing therapy in Spanish and English to individuals, couples, and families. I am currently a registered marriage and family intern (IMF 72543) with approximately 3,250 clinical hours towards licensure. I plan on completing the requirements of my license in 2016. I am trained through the LA County Department of Mental Health in Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing, and Problem Solving Therapy.

Education and Training

I received my masters in counseling psychology from Argosy University-Los Angeles in 2012. I am currently in the final year of my doctorate degree in counseling psychology from Argosy University-Los Angles. My area of interest and research is in understanding the psychological and social influences interracial couples face and how these impact their relationship.


Abuse (Physical, Sexual, Etc.), Adult Children Of Alcoholics, Adults, Aging, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Career Transition, Childhood Abuse, Chronic Illness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couples, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Therapy, Grief / Loss, Group Therapy, Life Transitions / Marital / Couples Therapy, Minority / Cultural Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorders, Performance Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Premarital Counseling, Relationship Difficulties, Separation and Divorce, Spanish, Stress Management, Terminal Illness, Transitional Stress, Trauma.