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Elliott Skaggs


Elliott’s career started in LGBTQ+ community activism. He founded two organizations that support and advocate for a variety of LGBTQ+ people and their families. He has done independent research on treating issues of identity development, mental health, and substance use in Gay, Bisexual, and Queer men. Elliott has also studied and advocated for a wide variety of people in alternative lifestyles, relationships, and spirituality in his academic career. Elliott chose a career in counseling to fulfill his passion for serving marginalized populations and earned a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling.

Approach & Values

Elliott starts from a person-centered basis in his counseling approach that emphasizes a non-invasive technique that follows your agenda. He acknowledges the role marginalized stress plays on your well being and seeks to help you cultivate an affirming relationship with your unique identity. After building a therapeutic rapport with you he will utilize a variety of counseling methods to address your unique needs and concerns. Elliott utilizes a wide range of diverse therapeutic approaches to personalize your treatment including Expressive Arts, CBT, REBT, Mindfulness, and Humanistic therapies, among many others. He seeks to use approaches you feel are effective and helpful based on your welcomed input. Elliott emphasizes that you have the answers within yourself and that he is here to help you find them.



  • Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Men’s Issues
  • Gender Non-Conforming and Trans Issues
  • Alternative Relationships and Sexualities
  • Improving Communication Skills and Interpersonal Relationships
  • Existential Exploration and Finding Meaning
  • Alternative Spirituality
  • Cultivating Insight and Emotional Awareness
  • Career Counseling and Assessment
  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Substance Use and Addiction
  • Recovering from Trauma, Abuse, and Assault
  • Increasing Self-Esteem and Resilience
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Expressive Arts to Explore and Process Emotion

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