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About Lindsay Elledge, LCSW
Lindsay Elledge, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who sees children, adolescents and families dealing with a variety of mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She also provides treatment for patients with emotional dysregulation, behavioral challenges, disruptive behaviors, attachment issues, life stressors, life transitions, relationship changes and trauma.
Lindsay is trained and certified in evidence-based practices including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Families Overcoming Under Stress (FOCUS).
She uses a holistic approach, involving families and other important supports in treatment when warranted. Lindsay looks beyond behaviors and symptoms and seeks to explore the underlying issues. She recognizes that all children and adolescents are unique and helps parents recognize their individual qualities, strengths and resiliency. She finds the connections, moments of joy and attunement that can be facilitated among family members within a therapeutic setting to be extremely rewarding.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Lindsay specialized in therapy for children from birth to age five and school-age children at Violence Intervention Program, a community mental health agency in Los Angeles. She also has experience working with military adults and their families in San Diego.
Lindsay earned her Master of Social Work at University of Southern California with a concentration in children, youth and families. She completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
Outside of work, she enjoys nature photography, cooking and baking, camping, swimming, traveling, creating art and being outdoors.
UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Behavioral and Mental Health.
- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- Denison University, Granville, OH
Date Joined Staff
Conditions and Treatments
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Child and Teen Psychiatry
- Behavioral Challenges in Children
- Relationship Difficulties
- Family Therapy