Elyssa Hays, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, is a primary therapist at Resolutions Therapeutic Services. Her specialty areas include sex therapy and sex addiction. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Elyssa's dedication to the field of psychology began when she was in college at Drexel University and had the opportunity to mentor and assist incoming students. She began her internship as an MFT trainee at The Maple Counseling Center where she has supported and counseled adult and adolescent clients dealing with life transitions, relational difficulties, and trauma histories. She also has experience as a Crisis Counselor for the Suicide Prevention Center Lifeline. Elyssa is passionate about psycho education and collaboration with other mental health professionals to help clients find language for their experiences. She believes that insight and understanding can be important factors for healing. She uses a peaceful presence and non judgemental stance combined with kindness and humor to create a safe and inviting space for her clients to feel empowered to learn more about themselves. In her free time Elyssa likes to hike, garden, run, cook, listen to music, and spend time with her friends and animals.