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    About Elena

    I am a licensed psychotherapist (she/her) in the state of California. I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, with a focus on community mental health. I have practiced as a therapist in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, and have had the pleasure of working with individuals, couples, families, and teens. I feel strongly and passionately about working with clients who feel isolated or different, or that they are either too much or not enough for the world around them.

    A little about me as a fellow human: I indulge and delight in the healing power of 80s punk music, tarot, astrology, Los Angeles history, exploring hidden gems, being in the desert, and exploring and learning about all things archetypal and metaphysical. After 20 beautiful and strange years in San Francisco, I returned to my roots and now live and work in Los Angeles. I fiercely love this giant and complicated city.

    My Mission

    I feel passionately about working with people 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 judgement 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 am here for you.

    I utilize a supportive, psychodynamic approach, and I believe that our earliest relationships have a significant influence on how we view our world and our places in it. Once we are able to identify these influences and patterns, we are able to adjust, reframe, and heal from them. 

    For those interested, I also utilize astrology as an approach to help clients with challenges, identifying patterns, and finding tools for finding the hidden gem or medicine within.

    If you have any questions about myself or my approach, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    I work with adults, couples and adolescents. I live and work in Los Angeles.

    Contact me to set up a free phone consultation today.