New Leaf Resources

Therapy Staff


Nova Elders, MAPC, MSW Candidate
Adult and Adolescent Therapist Intern

Nova works in New Leaf's Crown Point and Wheatfield offices. She specializes in trauma/abuse recovery/PTSD, spiritual concerns, non-suicidal self-harm, addiction recovery, depression, anxiety/OCD, grief and loss, and life transitions.


Master of Social Work Candidate - Indiana Wesleyan University
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling - Olivet Nazarene University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Indiana University Southwest


Nova has six and a half years of experience as a professional counselor working in a local community health organization. She currently holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University and is a Master of Social Work candidate at Indiana Wesleyan University. She is passionate about helping women who have suffered from the trauma of abuse, rape, or domestic violence. Nova also has experience working with teens to adults who struggle with mental illness, self-harm, addictions, and questions or difficulties with God and faith.  Nova is trained in utilizing sand-tray therapy. She is also a trained facilitator for the "In the Wildflowers" sexual abuse recovery program, a Christian-based program designed for 18 years of age or older.

Therapy Focus

Nova is a very eclectic therapist who draws from many theories and techniques, including client-centered, CBT, narrative therapy, and Internal Family Systems therapy.  Nova wants all clients to feel comfortable and accepted when they walk in the door, as each client has unique strengths that they bring with them to therapy.  She hopes to help them identify these strengths and then work with clients to use them to achieve their individual goals.


In her spare time, Nova enjoys spending quiet time at home with her two cats, watching old horror movies, and acrylic painting.
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