Healthcare & Pharma Awards 2022

19 GHP Healthcare & Pharma Awards 2022 Rose Caracostas founded Elmwood Counseling in 2017, a practice specialising in adolescent and adult therapy services with a focus on anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), suicidal ideation (SI), and family conflict. Rose’s mission is that all patients are able to achieve their goals to lead the most successful life and be the best version of themselves. ose Caracostas always starts where the patient is and believes fully in self-determination. With vast experience, she is able to offer effective outpatient, individualised, psychological care, and aims to be as accessible as possible for her patients, offering both in-person and tele-health options. Rose’s sessions with her patients begin by looking at all of the systems that are involved with them and working to collaborate with their network. Being trained in several different modalities, Rose can work with a variety of patients and design an individualised treatment plan. This combined with creating a neutral safe space and listening to the patient’s concerns enables them to heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths. Rose also sees it as important to never stop training so she can always remain up-to-date in order to benefit patients, having certifications in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, and Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). She is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TFCBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and has taken many trainings in psychopharmacology. Rose is also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver in the Graduate School of Social Work programme and teaches about the challenge the mental health industry faces in the form of a shortage of mental health professionals, working to train social workers to advocate for patients and patients care. Because of the shortage of licensed clinical social workers, professional counsellors, marriage and family therapists, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists, people are faced with significant wait times to be seen, meaning their mental health continues to deteriorate. Rose also supervises newly graduated clinicians in the field of social work to become the best clinicians they can be. Ultimately, the success of Elmwood Counseling’s success is more defined by its patients and patient success, not by the firm itself. Rose says, “It is an honour to come alongside patients in their worst times and see how vulnerable they can be and how hard they work each day. To be part of their journey is simply a blessing.” With her true dedication and devotion to supporting her patients, Rose is looking to expand her practice in 2023 by adding on new clinicians and helping more patients in the community. Indeed, she is doing all she can to help those who are struggling with their mental health, and we take our hats off to her. Here’s to the continued success of Elmwood Counseling! Company: Elmwood Counseling Contact: Rose Caracostas Email: [email protected] Website: R Aug22317 Most Dedicated Mental Health Professional (Colorado): Rose Caracostas