Hi there, I'm Elena! Hi! I'm here to help you have the life you want, as sometimes life becomes challenging, and adjusting to life changes isn't always easy. I am glad that you prioritize your needs by coming here for help. I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I began therapy practice during my MA Program at JFKU in CA. For over 10 years, I've worked in various settings, including not-for-profit mental health agencies and private practice. I believe that treatment is a collaborative approach. I look forward to taking the journey of healing with you. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
In our first session I will introduce therapy structure and expectations; explore client's presenting problem, support client with emotional needs, answer client's questions
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I am certified in Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, Trauma unformed, Cognitive Behavioural, and Dialectical therapies, which allows me to address most mental health conditions, such as trauma, anxiety and mood disorders
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
My strengths in professional fields are meeting the client where they are in the time being; attunement to the client's internal experience with empathy, compassion and support; educating the client about their diagnosis and installing hope for healing and beliefs that positive change and personal growth is possible