Elissa Frazao takes pride in creating a comfortable, compassionate environment for individuals and families seeking to better their lives. Elissa strives to make the transition into treatment as pleasant and seamless as possible. This allows patients and families to focus on moving forward and getting well. She is a valuable resource for all prospective patients, and she enjoys getting out in the community to meet others passionate about mental health and wellbeing.
Elissa is a native San Diegan, but moved to the East Coast for college, where she attended Fordham University in New York. After college, she taught high school and middle school students. As a teacher, she experienced first hand the difficulties families and children face when coping with stress, divorce, bullying, and other issues that confront them during adolescence. This sparked her to pursue her Master’s degree in School Counseling at George Washington University. With her passion for school counseling and desire to help families and children cope during difficult times, she returned to San Diego to take a position at an addiction treatment center. She felt a deep connection with this population. Over the next four years, she would fulfill multiple roles from admissions to scheduling to discharge planning. She always enjoyed participating in community outreach and getting to know other professionals and organizations that serve as valuable resources for clients and others in the mental health field. She has also been a volunteer SMART Recovery facilitator for the past two years, and she is bringing SMART Recovery meetings onsite at True Life Center.
Elissa is thrilled to provide ongoing support to the inspiring patients who engage in treatment at True Life Center for Wellbeing. The holistic, integrative approach of True Life Center resonates with her deeply, and she has seen the benefit and importance of offering individuals many different healing options. She looks forward to speaking with you about how True Life Center can help you find your best, truest self.