Elaine Dunaway graduated with a MSW from The Catholic University of America in 1991. Her study of Bowen family systems theory began soon after that and has continued over the years through personal coaching, the postgraduate program, clinical conferences, and attending the Symposium and the Spring Conference. Her training continues as an Intern at the Bowen Center.

Ms. Dunaway worked for fifteen years as a marriage and family counselor. For the past eleven years she has worked as a counselor at the Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center. She has training in biofeedback and neurofeedback and health coaching from the Integrative Medicine Program at Duke University. She uses these modalities in her work with cancer patients and their families.

Her interest as a therapist resides in the process of therapy and the application of Bowen theory to the therapy process. She is also interested in working with couples and families to increase their resiliency in the face of a serious illness or other stressors. She is in the process of studying families with a cancer diagnosis who outlive their cancer prognosis.

Ms. Dunaway is licensed in Virginia and see individuals and families in the Bowen Center Clinic.