Seeking a framework for utilizing personal connection as a therapeutic tool, Eloise attended Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York where she received her basic nursing education, followed by a B.A. degree in psychology from the State University of New York at New Paltz, a M.S. degree in psychiatric-mental health nursing from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, and training as a massage therapist at the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Florida. She is Board certified in Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.
Eloise has worked in a variety of hospital settings, including ICU, renal dialysis, quality assurance, staff education and training, and psychiatry. In psychiatric settings, her roles included Quality Assurance Coordinator, Program Director/Clinical Nurse Specialist for adolescent in-patient and partial hospital programs, and Clinical Supervisor for adult in-patient psychiatry.
In 1995, Eloise joined Sarkis Family Psychiatry, treating adolescents and adults with mood and anxiety disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, eating disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her approach is holistic, integrating a variety of modalities, including medication, life-style coaching, psychotherapy, and mindful awareness. Her particular interest is in helping patients utilize life transitions as a catalyst for discovering their life’s purpose.