Name Elise Townsend . Home State Texas . College University of Arizona . Major Communications . Graduate School Southern Methodist University . Degree MS in Counseling . MBTI . ENFJ

Hi sisters!! My name is Elise Townsend (soon to be Elise Dean) and I’m from a small suburb outside of Dallas, Texas. I live with my two frenchies, Milo and Lucy, and my best friend (AKA FEYONCE) Carl. I consider Texas “home” but I’ve moved around a TON. I was born in New Jersey and then moved to Germany with my family for about 5 years. After that, we moved to North Carolina and then FINALLY to Texas when I was in the fifth grade. I went to college at the University of Arizona and studied Communications, Sociology, and American Sign Language.

After college I moved up to Scottsdale, Arizona and got a “big-girl job” in the corporate world as a recruiter for a staffing company. Within a few months I got promoted into sales, which is when my health suddenly took a turn. I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease in 2015 after spending pretty much all of my life taking my health for granted. It’s been a CRAZY rollercoaster of a journey including years of treatment, lifestyle changes, and wrapping my mind around accepting a new identity of being chronically ill. BUT I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, even if it takes a while for us to make sense of it all. I am so grateful that my struggles have lead me to the helping profession. Going through grad school to get my Master’s in Counseling while fighting an illness wasn’t easy but was most definitely worth it.

I’m here to tell you ladies that life can be hard at times and challenges will come your way that seem so overwhelming and daunting… let’s face it, it’s inevitable. BUT I’m also here to tell you ladies that you are STRONG…much stronger than you probably let yourself believe. My hope for any of you reading this is to embrace moments of vulnerability and be okay with not being okay. Let’s give ourselves a break and not be so hard on ourselves. You are resilient and SO DESERVING of the love and care you give to others. As your coach, I’m going to help you establish and nurture a relationship with yourself and give yourself some much needed SELF LOVE! You are so deserving of all the happiness you’ve ever envisioned for yourself and together, we will make sure you are growing and blooming into the best version of yourself.