Ever wish you could find the shortcut to working with children?

Well, that’s my job.

Elishia Basner, at your service.

Consultant + writer + mother + speaker + unwavering optimist dedicated to inspiring the social and emotional development of children.

I take a holistic approach to my work with children and adults.  

With this philosophy, I help adults connect with the information they need to actually build relationships with children instead of…

• Yelling 

• Threatening 

• Bribing 

Because building relationships can profoundly impact children’s lives and utterly transform adults’ lives.

More about me…

I am a school counselor, writer, speaker and consultant. I have taught people of all ages and backgrounds the principles and practices of emotional healing for 13+ years.
I have done everything from in-home counseling with children at risk of removal from social services, managed a 24/7 women’s crisis center, taught psychology to undergraduates, and worked for nearly a decade as a school counselor with every grade level from pre-k through college. There’s not a lot that I haven’t seen at this point in my career, but something rings true regardless of my clientele–they don’t know what they don’t know. 
My job is to help people develop attitudes, behaviors, and habits that promote a deeper understanding and better connection with children.
I hold an M.S. in the Science of School Counseling and a B.S. in Psychology. I currently work as a consultant and coach for folx who have and work with children. Talking about trauma-informed education practices and coping strategies is what I live for. From the classroom to corporate, I help people learn the skills they need to thrive.