Elisa Turney, LPC

I am a Master’s candidate looking for the right start to my post-graduate clinical counseling career. I have passed both my National Counselor Examination and my Comprehensive Professional Counselor Examination, and am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor.


Maywood, IL
August 2016 - Present

Employee Assistance Program Intern

  • Coordinated internal and external referrals and community resources
  • Facilitated assistance programs and community programs
  • Facilitated emergency fund intakes and case presentations to overseeing committee
  • Provided Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Worked clinically with employees of LUMC and satellite offices
  • Worked clinically with employees of LUMC and satellite offices

Chicago, IL
December 2015 - Present

Student Worker/Peer-to-Peer Tutor

  • Assisted patrons with locating resources, research, and lending library materials
  • Created and maintained resource guides for several Master’s program concentrations
  • Maintained database of syllabi and other works
  • Processed outgoing and incoming book shipments
  • Provided research assistance and instruction during Professional Development Seminars

Chicagoland Area
December 2016 - Present

Board of Directors - Student Board Representative

  • Aided in policy making, changing, and integration
  • Attended bi-monthly meetings
  • Planned 2017 NIEAPA Conference
  • Planned bi-monthly chapter meetings
  • Sat on Student Outreach Committee

Chicagoland Area
March 2017 - Present

Committee Member

  • Attended monthly meetings
  • Coordinated with universities and colleges in Chicagoland Area
  • Implemented outreach activities
  • Planned outreach activities

Decatur, IN
October 2014 - April 2015

Women's Advocate

  • Aided in fundraising and donations
  • Conducted intakes and program graduations
  • Facilitated weekly support group
  • Served on local committees

Decatur, IN
June 2007 - August 2015

Supervisor & Lifeguard

  • Answered hotline calls both local and national
  • Executed Emergency Action Plan (EAP) when necessary
  • Oversaw daily operations and maintenance
  • Performed conflict resolution
  • Planned and conducted In-Service meetings and training exercises
  • Ran parametric statistical analyses
  • SPSS experience
  • Supervised outdoor facility, lifeguards, and patrons
  • Tasked with overseeing proper chemical levels at all times throughout facility
  • Worked one-on-one with clients in areas of: goal setting, career development, and housing

Adler University

Master of Arts: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Chicago, Illinois
August 2015 - August 2017
GPA: 3.859

Purdue University

Bachelor of Science: Brain and Behavioral Sciences

West Lafayette, Indiana
January 2012 - May 2014

The University of Tampa

Studied Psychology

Tampa, FL
August 2009-December 2011
GPA: 3.30

Research Experience

Chicago, IL
Fall 2015 - Present

Graduation Research Assistant

Dr. Geoff Bathje: Harm Reduction

  • Ran parametric statistical analyses
  • SPSS experience
  • Worked on the Harm Reduction (HR) research team to analyze trends, values, and beliefs surrounding HR

West Lafayette, IN
October 2013 - May 2014

Undergraduate Researcher

Dr. Kim Kinzig: Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Administered cognitive and behavioral tests
  • Compiled and analyzed data
  • Cooperatively designed and conducted experiments regarding hormonal influence on behavior and cognition
  • Independently and cooperatively handled NMR, cryostat, and centrifuge machines
  • Performed immunohistochemistry staining, blood withdrawal, and injection
  • Performed immunohistochemistry staining, blood withdrawal, and injection

Activities, Clubs, Awards & Interests

  • Adler PRIDE (2015-present)
  • Dean’s List (UT, 2009-2011, Purdue 2012)
  • Girl Scout Gold Award (2009)
  • Girl Scouts of the United States of America (1995-present)
  • GLTSBA (Gay Lesbian Transgender Straight Bisexual Alliance, Secretary, 2009-2011)
  • National Honors Society (2009)
  • NIEAPA (2016-presesent)
  • NIEAPA Board of Directors (2016-present)
  • Purdue Outing Club (2012-2014)
  • Team CHAOS (Creating Healthy Alternatives and Options for Students; 2009-2010)
  • University of Tampa NCAA Crew (2009-2011)