Dr. Elil

Dr. Elil grew up in Fargo, North Dakota and finished his Bachelor’s in Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis.  He then earned his Masters degree in Human Resource Management at the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University. Following his graduation, he worked in Human Resources for several companies, including IBM and Honeywell.  With these companies, he got to work with people around the world – from the US to Europe to Asia.

Although he found the business world challenging and fulfilling, he didn’t forget his love of psychology.  He returned to school at Baylor University where he earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  He trained in a variety of settings, including college counseling centers, a substance abuse treatment facility, and an advocacy center for victims of abuse and trauma.  He had the opportunity to work with a variety of diverse clients and presenting problems and he uses these experiences to help his clients now.


Dr. Elil specializes in working with:

  • excessive worry and anxiety (he teaches a class at UH-Clear Lake on Anxiety and Stress Management)
  • depression
  • unhappiness with the quality of your friendships, work relationships, family relationships, and/ or romantic relationships
  • dealing with past or present trauma
  • substance abuse concerns
  • couples of all sexual orientations
  • communication difficulties and trust issues
  • career change

Here’s a brief intro about his work with clients.


Dr. Elil’s part in a video about anxiety disorders for the Mental Healthy Gateway website.  

Journal articles:

The Clergy-Psychologist Relationship:  Suggestions for Building an Interpersonal Collaboration – Family and Community Ministries Journal (2013)

Clergy Perceptions of Sexual Assault Victimization – Violence Against Women Journal (2015)

I looks forward to meeting you and helping you overcome the challenges in your life.

p.s. Everyone struggles to say my name, so don’t feel shy about calling and giving it a shot.  I promise I won’t be offended.  If it helps, it’s pronounced “eh-lill”