Hello, my name is

Elinor Courson

Navigating the unpredictable highs and lows that come with life and close relationships can be challenging. Sometimes you may find yourself unheard at dinner with family or while sitting next to your partner. You could feel unnoticed at the office or in a sea of people. Regardless of circumstances, feeling unnoticed and unheard is a painful experience for anyone.

Relationships should be a source of empowerment, safety, and comfort—not a source of chronic anxiety, stress, and grief.

Having worked with individuals, couples, and families in all phases of life and with various concerns and diagnoses, I understand that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all experience.

As a therapist, my number one priority in our time together is to create a space where your emotions can be expressed openly and honestly while helping you learn how to express, manage, and share those emotions in a way that promotes intimacy, healing, and connection.

If you’re looking to build stronger relationships—with yourself, a spouse, partner, child, parent, co-parent, best friend, roommate, or anyone else—we can build upon the skills and strengths you already have to create more meaningful and positive interactions.

My approach to therapy expands beyond typical “talk therapy.” I help you understand the various factors influencing your present life and relationship quality. This approach filters through an integrative Attachment Based and Experiential therapy lens.

I look forward to connecting with you and helping you build meaningful relationships in your life.

Elinor Couson Therapist in Dallas, TX


(469) 389-2437


8400 Stacy Rd. Suite 100
McKinney, TX 75070

General Availability

Monday – Friday


  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)


  • Family Conflict
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Grief


Certified SYMBIS Facilitator

Education + Certifications

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate who works with families, couples, and individuals in McKinney, TX.

I trained at Oklahoma State University and completed my clinical internship in Oklahoma City at Calm Waters Center for Children and Families. My clients were predominantly individuals and families impacted by grief in the form of death, divorce, incarceration, foster care, adoption, and significant loss. While working at Calm Waters, I learned that grief is an emotion people experience outside the limits of death and significant loss, as it frequently appears in our intimate relationships with ourselves and the people close to us.

Grief is an emotional expression of the things we value most in life—a childhood, a diagnosis, a life change, a relationship, a marriage, a job, a phase of life adjustment, the past, present, or future. I believe that grieving is an essential part of the healing process, as it often entails grieving the parts of ourselves, our lives, and our relationships that have changed over time. 

LMFT Associate 204853
Supervised by Erica Carpenter, PhD, LMFT-S 202458


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate who works with families, couples, and individuals in McKinney, TX.