Hi, I'm Elena
and I feel passionate about working with both adolescents and adults who feel isolated or different, or that they are either too much or not enough for the world around them.
Learning self-confidence, self-acceptance, and freedom from judgment can be daunting, and I am committed to helping clients reach their goals. I want to understand clients in their own contexts and cultures, and I believe that our healing is our right.
I utilize a supportive, psychodynamic approach, and firmly believe that our earliest relationships have a significant influence on how we view our world and our places in it. If you have any questions about myself or my approach, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Background and Orientation
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#99435) with a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies). I have practiced as a therapist for over 8 years and am based in Los Angeles. I have worked extensively with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents who have experienced severe trauma, attachment disorders, and adverse childhood experiences.