Elaine Rudd Strid

Ph.D., PLPC

816-246-4465, ext. 18

Elaine Strid joined the Healing Grace team in October, 2018 as she returns home to our community after working in Wyoming as a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years.  Elaine grew up a “Farmer’s Daughter” in Harrisonville, MO and moved back to this area to be near family.

Elaine is a trauma specialist and is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) certified.  She has also worked as a professional presenter for PESI, Inc., training other therapists in this mode of treatment for the past two years.  Elaine works with sexual abuse, military trauma, domestic violence, recovery for spouses of sexual addicts, and other forms of acute, chronic and residual childhood traumas.  Elaine also has worked extensively with couples on relationship issues including lack of empathy and the need for conflict resolution skills. She is adept at helping couples where one partner has experienced some form of trauma which has affected their relationship.

Elaine considers her approach to therapy as eclectic in that she works with various models of therapy, weaving together what each individual needs for their particular situation and based on their personality style.  Elaine is proud to call herself a Christian counselor and is happy to be used by God to help others become free to live the life God has ordained for them.

Elaine also understands trauma from a personal perspective having survived her own physical trauma and the death of a spouse and a daughter.  Elaine is married and lives near her extended family. She enjoys helping in her church and spending time with her son and grandson.