Elisa Fadum-Montoya

Degree: M.S.W.

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Social Work

Elisa Fadum-Montoya


Alternative Medicine/Therapy Bullying Children/Youth Issues Eating Disorders Family Dynamics High-Risk Youth Issues Psychology/Mental Health Social Work Suicide


  • Family Couples and Individual Therapy
  • Mental Health Crisis Evaluation
  • Bariatric Psychosocial Evaluation
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Suicide/Homicide/Grave Disability Assessment
  • Child Welfare
  • Difficult Teenager/Parent Relationships
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Child Abuse/Neglect and Crisis Assessment
  • Intervention and Goal Setting


Elisa Fadum-Montoya, MSW, is an adjunct professor in the Department of Social Work at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years and her areas of expertise include working in mental health, crisis interventions, family therapy and child welfare.

Fadum-Montoya has been teaching at MSU Denver since 2014, where she has taught a field experience seminar for graduate students. She has also taught graduate social work courses related to family therapy and undergraduate courses such as Privilege, Oppression and Power. In addition, she also works as a mobile crisis clinical evaluator for Denver Health and Hospitals, where she conducts mobile evaluations of individuals in the community experiencing psychiatric crisis.

Fadum-Montoya was also the clinical director and owner of Bridges Family Services Inc., where she provided clinical supervision and training to a team of clinicians and case managers. She also oversaw service delivery including assessment and interventions, multi-family therapy education classes and parenting/visitation sessions.

Prior, she has worked as a bariatric social worker for Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. She performed psychological evaluations for potential bariatric surgery candidates, provided follow up therapy support and facilitated support groups. Fadum-Montoya also worked as a LCSW for Centennial Peaks Hospital, where she performed assessments for people struggling with mental health instability and substance abuse.

Fadum-Montoya received her master of social work from the University of Denver in 1997, and a bachelor’s in human services from the University of Massachusetts in 1991. She also received a certificate in marriage and family therapy from the Denver Family Institute in 2000.

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