Elaine has an extensive background in Education, Mental Health Counseling, and Personal Development Coaching. She has a Bachelors in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Vermont and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Southern Maine. She is also a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education. Elaine taught for several years at the Elementary and Middle School level in both regular and special education. She has counseled students of all ages at the college and graduate school level as well as provided coaching and consultation services to parents and educators. She truly enjoys supporting children, teens, and families struggling with the effects of a Learning Disability, ADHD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder. She especially loves helping her clients to gain confidence through strengthening their ability to pay attention, remember, organize, and learn effectively.
Elaine is a firm believer in and advocate of outdoor exercise and the positive impact it has on all areas of our lives. In addition to working as an educational therapist for La Jolla Learning Works, Elaine owns a coaching practice, called Walking Your Talk. Walking Your Talk Coaching is a structured method of one on one coaching while walking that Elaine developed to help her clients to problem solve, gain clarity, stay focused and reach personal or professional goals.
Elaine, her husband, and three children, ages 14, 12, and 9, are all nature lovers. They enjoy hiking and camping together. When Elaine is not coaching or teaching, she can be found surfing, hiking, running or mountain biking all around San Diego.