Elinor Slayer works in our San Jose location. At this time, Elinor is meeting with clients through Teletherapy only

Dr. Khan

Elinor Slayer – M.S., LMFT 98180

“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.” 

- Victor Frankl

Life can be difficult, to put it mildly. Things fall apart. And..there are things that can be done to repair, get it back – to set your house in order – and move forward toward the person you want to become. We’ll identify your ambitions and the accomplishments you want to achieve and move toward them. I believe so much in my clients and in the potential they have. They can do anything! 

Specialty: Family issues, Anxiety, Addiction, Loss, and Depression.

In counseling, I use Grief and Loss Counseling, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, and other evidence-based practices to support clients – keeping in mind that existential therapy, the belief that our greatest task is to find meaning in life  – even while your suffering – guides the whole thing. I also use Brief Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), and other evidence-based practices to support my clients in getting what they want and need from counseling. The overall objective is to get them moving back in their life in the right direction. Whether you work with me or with another member of my team, you get the whole of the Nugent Family counseling center. We collaborate together to provide the best of what we can offer for our clients.


Master’s of Science in psychology from Cal Poly SLO. 

  • Advanced Hospice training – inpatient and outpatient bereavement counseling. Work currently with Hospice training volunteers for inpatient hospice. 
  • EMDR certified. 
  • Advanced training in Collaborative Problem Solving (working with difficult situations) 
  • Ample Crisis Response and Critical Response experience and training

Please call (408) 341-9222 or email me at Eslayer@nugenttherapy.com. Please provide your name, phone number, and a brief description of your concern or issues and how I may be of service to you. My typical response time is within 24 hours. Schedule an appointment today with our online calendar.

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