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Elinor Priest

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Evoke's Team Approach to Treatment

Posted by Elinor Priest on May 12, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

E5599A37 6445 4BBF A412 8D7097433B0B 1 201 aOften when I am working with a new family the fact comes up that I (and other therapists at Evoke)  spend two days of the week in the field. At this point I can usually hear anxiety and concern in their tone, "You only see my daughter or son for two days? What happens the other five days of the week?"

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The Healing Power of Letter Writing

Posted by Elinor Priest on February 03, 2021 | 1 comment(s)

E5599A37 6445 4BBF A412 8D7097433B0BEach week I come into the field and, as I walk into the group, I usually have a number of dirty teenagers clustering around me. They approach at varying speeds and rates of enthusiasm, but almost without exception, they pause what they are doing to come over. I am their therapist and they want to talk to me and tell me about their week, yes. But I am also the letter carrier and Tuesdays are mail days—the one day of the week when therapists bring out letters to students from their parents and immediate familes.

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