Ink To Insight, LLC


Therapeutic Writing Workshops 
– Therapeutic writing is an evidence-based practice used by people worldwide to promote mental and physical health and enhance overall well-being. Some of the many benefits include reduced stress response, improved mood, increased capacity for problem-solving, and even enhanced immune system functioning. This life-enhancing practice does not require any experience in writing!

Ink To Insight, LLC, offers engaging therapeutic writing groups and workshops globally via Zoom, and in-person in Southern Oregon. We gather in a warm, supportive community (mostly virtual) to experience the healing benefits (and joy!) of therapeutic writing. Drawing from story, poetry, video, song, and other mediums, we write to structured prompts and creative exercises to safely explore our inner worlds for personal growth and healing.

Your writing is sacred, so sharing is always optional. As mentioned, no experience in reading/writing poetry or expressive writing of any kind is necessary. We do not critique one another’s writing or discuss craft, as the focus of our groups is personal process and development. Be in touch…newly themed groups are always forming!

Journal Writing Classes/Groups  Discover the magic of the Journal in a lighthearted, supportive, educational workshop.  Whether you are new to journaling or a long-time journal writer, workshops by Ink To Insight are designed for you to learn and practice multiple approaches to writing with techniques for unearthing creativity, clarifying goals and decisions, discovering joy, and accessing inner wisdom.

Individual Journal Writing Consultation – If you prefer privacy, I also offer one-on-one journaling consultation sessions for personalized instruction and guidance. Request an appointment to schedule a free 20-minute consultation.

I also offer consultation to meet the specific needs of caring professionals (e.g., teachers, medical providers, caregivers, spiritual leaders), employers, and group facilitators.

Psychotherapy – As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Oregon) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (California), I see clients statewide in both Oregon and California via secure Telehealth.

Therapeutic writing can be a powerful adjunct to talk therapy. When desired, I incorporate therapeutic writing into our work together, using an individualized approach based on your unique situation, needs, and preferences.

Chronic Pain and Disability

Individual and couples therapy, journaling consultation, creative workshops, and groups are expertly tailored for individuals, loved ones, and care professionals impacted by chronic pain and/or disability.

Specialized Workshops

Dynamic, engaging workshops and presentations are available and designed to meet the unique needs of your group or organization. Please contact Elisa Friedlander for more information.

All services are available via Zoom and other virtual platforms.


Conference Presentations

Radio Interviews


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