Elena believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship in creating change. She uses empathy, humor, and a non judgmental approach to create a comfortable atmosphere for her clients. She specializes in issues surrounding depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, self-confidence, parenting, changes relating to aging, and those specific to the LGBTQ+ community.
Elena knows that you cannot separate someone from their environment and that it’s important to consider how outside factors might impact wellbeing. She uses a flexible combination of cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, anti-oppressive, and feminist approaches and caters each session to the client’s individual needs. She has experience working in community mental health as well as private practice settings and can help to find balance and peace during challenging times.