Elise R.


Inspiring Creative Strategies for Positive Change

Meet Elise: a career development coach and therapist who helps people get unstuck and start moving forward. Whether you have a career concern, a personal challenge, or simply the desire for change, she will partner with you to envision the future you want, then take strategic steps to create it.

“I loved the assessments [Elise] sent me to help me receive a better understanding of my skills and strengths, and I appreciated that she asked me questions that made me dig deeper into myself.”

- Career Coaching Client

Therapist Overview

Hey there! My name is Elise, and my passion is helping you find your truth and change the world through living your authentic purpose. My spirit of adventure and bright smile are two things that accompany me wherever I go, so as a Denver career counselor and career coach, an individual therapist as well as a life coach, you can expect my positivity and motivating energy to help you build the life you want!

While working with me, you can expect a fun and collaborative environment where we uncover and celebrate your talents – helping you feel at your best. I love being able to understand your perspective in order to provide insight and identify ways for you to accomplish your goals. I take care to listen deeply and with compassion becauseI value helping you feel genuinely seen and heard while in session with me. And, I will always check in with you to ensure we’re on track with what you’re hoping to accomplish in our time together.

Inspired, Strategic Career Counseling and Coaching

I believe that our careers impact every other aspect of our lives, so I use a big-picture view of who you are to create a concrete vision of who you are in your career. With me as your guide, we’ll tap into your subconscious hopes and dreams to bring those things into reality and connect them with your larger life’s purpose.

In our work together, we’ll identify what aspect of career development you’d like to focus on through my three-step process of exploration, clarity, and action. This allows me to meet you exactly where you’re at, every step of the way!

As a career counselor and coach, I am interested in hearing about your career story and how you’ve gotten to where you are currently. I will notice cycles or themes to help you reflect deeply and gain clarity, which allows us to create concrete goals for our work together that are specific to you.

We’ll work as a team to:

  • Explore who you are and what you want
  • Understand your skills, interests, strengths, and values through assessments and/or collaborative conversations
  • Find clarity about your next steps by addressing barriers and obstacles
  • Write a personal vision statement that aligns with your purpose and goals
  • Create an action-oriented plan for your career development
  • Break into a new industry or start an educational program
  • Get unstuck and take action through strategizing your job search
  • Make plans for networking and connecting with new contacts
  • Review your application materials to get you to the interview
  • Prepare you for interviews through a personal mock interview session
  • Understand how to negotiate salaries
  • Advocate for yourself if you’re in a toxic work environment
  • Manage work-related stress or discuss work-life balance challenges
  • Identify ways for you to use emotional intelligence strategies to be your best at work
  • Address a career transition or position change so you can step into those spaces with confidence
  • Learn how to communicate effectively at work (and in life!)
  • And much, much more!

Our work together will focus on getting you career clarity. We’ll discuss how you want to leave your legacy in this world, how to navigate through challenges with perseverance and strength successfully, and how to flow with your career and life – rather than fight it.

You’re not alone in this work, and I make it my mission as a career counselor and coach to let you be the expert on your situations so we can get you the results you’re looking for. Let’s partner together to build your confidence to do what it is that you’ve always wanted to do!

Empowering Therapy

Through therapy, I can help you with mild mental health concerns, including anxiety and depression symptoms. I am also passionate about understanding your identities and experiences to serve you with social justice in mind. I view you as the expert of your own life and work through a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective to help you master your thoughts, emotions, and actions. I am able to provide therapy services in the state of Colorado, where I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Energizing Life Coaching

Through coaching, I can help you problem-solve and break down barriers as you work toward achieving your personal growth goals. I assist you by seeing and developing the strengths you innately have and by giving you the space to reflect deeply on who you are – and, most importantly, who you’re becoming. You will be able to share your story and process through your circumstances so we can work through what might be holding you back. You’ll build your confidence, set your goals, and live the life you want to live.

I’ll help you get out of your comfort zone to experience what life has to offer and allow you to realize your potential, reflect on how you make sense of the world, and then bring those intersections together to identify your unique path and next steps.

Learn more about the differences between therapy and coaching, and which approach is right for you.

Getting Started

Let’s work together to find and construct your path to happiness in all areas of your life! We’ll get you into the flow of your life, so your steps forward feel right and purposeful. Whether you’ve recently graduated, want to explore career options for a transition, find yourself satisfied in your current professional role but are wanting to create new strategies for success, or if you want to actualize your desires for personal growth, I’m here to sort through the details with you as a career counselor and coach, individual therapist, and life coach to provide creative approaches to follow your passion, make a plan, and overcome any obstacle that might present itself.

You have all the answers you need at this moment, and we’ll access them together!

About Me:

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Career Counselor (CCC), and a Job and Career Transition / Development Coach (JCTC/JCDC). I offer a variety of services to meet your needs best — whether it’s seeking healing and wholeness through therapy, exploring who you are and what you want through career counseling and coaching, or helping you live your best life through life coaching, I’ve got you covered!

Throughout my own career journey, I have had the opportunity to work in both career counseling and exploratory academic advising to develop my niche of counseling and life and career coaching, combined with finding meaningful work and one’s purpose in the midst of transition and a changing world. I studied at Colorado State University (CSU), where I received both my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Business Administration, and my Master of Education degree in Education and Human Resource Studies, specializing in Counseling and Career Development.

As a self-proclaimed “career nerd,” I love using the twists and turns in my own career path to connect with my clients and help them find their way. One of my favorite jobs outside of counseling and coaching was as a barista at a coworking space. I’m still very proud of my skill in making latte art and designing chalkboard menus. I’ve also been a tour guide and a bartender at a major brewery, two jobs that showed me my true passion is connecting with others.

Personally, I’m a huge fan of all things Colorado. Being born and raised here has developed my love for beautiful places and getting outdoors. My husband and I recently renovated a 1990’s era pop-up camper, and my bucket list includes visiting every National Park in the United States. We also have a chocolate lab named Rory, who was just promoted to being a big sister! I’m loving my new adventure as a mama and am developing the heart of an advocate for working parents.

I am available to meet with you via online video.

Schedule with Elise