Elena Allen, LCSW, LISW-S

I am on a mission.

A mission to ignite a passion for building therapeutic connections with adolescents and their families, and to learn to use creativity when utilizing evidence-based interventions.

We'll work on:

  • Cutting edge therapeutic skills that are tailored to adolescent development
  • Practical and level-headed crisis assessment and intervention skills
  • A deep commitment to transparency and confidentiality when working with teens and families
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The Finer Details


  • Bachelor of Social Work, Ohio University, 2015
  • Master of Social Work, The Ohio State University, 2018

Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisor, State of Ohio, 2020

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Colorado, 2022

Previous Roles

  • Adolescent Residential Therapist, The Emily Program- Columbus Adolescent Residential, Columbus, Ohio, 2018-2022      

  • Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit Clinician, Nationwide Children’s Hospital- Big Lots Behavioral Health, Columbus, Ohio, 2022

  • Residential Clinician, Eastway Corporation- The Heritage of Hannah Neil, Columbus, Ohio, 2017-2018

  • Medical Social Worker, Nationwide Children’s Hospital- Partners For Kids, Columbus, Ohio, 2016- 2017

  • Residential Case Manager, The Buckeye Ranch, Grove City, Ohio, 2015-2016

  • Social Work Intern, Amity Detox and Treatment Center, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 2014-2015                        

Areas of Formal Training

  • Clinical Supervision 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Presentations & Group Therapy Curriculum

  • Advocating for higher pay for all crisis clinicians at Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Created dozens of groups to cover various therapeutic content for kids, adolescents & parents. Ranging from residential treatment centers to day treatment programs for mental health and eating disorders.
    • One day, I hope to monetize this as something to sell to agencies or other professionals who are having difficult with engaging content, materials provided, and documentation.
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