Keith Elias -Shetland Counseling, LLC

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Save room for hope. Our struggles do not define us. Let us begin healing from the situations in our lives that were beyond our control.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mountain Lakes, NJ


About My Clients

Many of my clients have experienced chronic illness (including cancer, kidney disease), grief/loss, family conflict, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, loss of routine and/or job, trauma, loss of identity. Developing safety & trust in therapy will be part of our initial work. Your vulnerabilities & uncertainties are welcome. I believe in being transparent with my clients. Know you are not alone. *EMDR trained: August, 2022; *Certified Grief Educator: February, 2023 (David Kessler Training)

My Background

My desire to become a Social Worker began when I was 12 years old. The Counselor at our school was also our basketball coach. He often smiled, appearing to have fun with my peers. During road trips, I had the chance to get to know more about him. Essentially, I decided I wanted to be him one day. However, at the time, I wanted to be a Veterinarian. Unfortunately (or fortunately), Biology did not agree with me to the extent needed! As a result, my love of animals did not give way, but my desire to become a Social Worker gave in. The rest followed. I obtained my Master of Social Work in 2007 from The University of Illinois at Chicago - Jane Addams College of Social Work, and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the first time in my home state of IL in 2011, where I maintain an active license. I am also licensed in MA (LICSW), & NJ (LCSW). I like to limit, "therapist lingo," in my sessions in order to accommodate various learning styles and needs.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am an advocate for those who struggle or were not fortunate enough to have certain life privileges, and believe in doing/saying what is right despite pushback from large corporations or other entities. Social justice issues are important to me. I have no tolerance for hate/discrimination of any kind, or my clients being taken advantage of. Having a heart can go a long way towards making a positive difference in even just one person. I believe in staying true to who you are. Outside of work, I am a lifelong Chicago Bulls fan, and believe our day will come again! I adopted the LA Clippers while living in Southern California. I love animals (especially dogs), going for walks, watching movies, playing/watching basketball, & I'm learning piano!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 17 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80 - 150/session


862-500-4997 Email Keith Elias
36 Midvale Road
Suite- 2C
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

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