Meet Elena

Elena Switzer
Behavioral therapist


Elena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a behavioral therapist at Brightline.

Elena lives in St. Louis, Missouri and enjoys reading, exercising, going to the theater, and traveling around the U.S. to see family.

Since 2010, Elena has worked as a therapist in private, public, and charter schools, working with students in Pre-K through 8th grade. Elena also has a private practice, which she began in 2018.

Elena has worked with a variety of populations including students with special needs, children and families experiencing divorce/separation, survivors of sexual abuse/trauma, survivors of domestic violence and their children, immigrants, and unhoused individuals and families. 

Elena enjoys working with children of all ages, especially elementary and middle schoolers. She loves their energy and the creative ways they view the world, and is inspired by the strength they find through adversity. 

Elena has a Master of Social Work degree from St. Louis University.

The Fun Stuff

Random thing about me? After college, I was a full-time volunteer for a year in Southern California.

Perfect Saturday? Going for a run in a beautiful place, eating a big brunch, and spending time with my family — probably watching my son play soccer or taking my kids to the park or somewhere fun.

Funny family memory? My sisters and I dressed up as chimney sweeps for a showing of Mary Poppins and won a costume contest.