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Elaine Lipkin, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Choosing a therapist hinges on so many factors! Who you are, what you are looking for in therapy. Then there are the therapists available to you, You look at their education, training, experience, therapeutic approaches, etc. Deciding to seek therapy takes courage and you want a good fit. That fit comes from working together, developing trust and a willingness to be open to hearing what each other says.

I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1990. I have worked in the mental health field since 1975, in psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, and then interning in private practice for three years prior to becoming licensed. I was extremely lucky to have worked at a psychiatric hospital early on that provided staff education with some of the most famous people in the field of psychotherapy, so I feel my foundation is outstanding.

Life can be hard, overwhelming, frustrating, and exciting. My role as a therapist is to help you help yourself, to identify areas in your life where you might be stuck, understand why you do or feel or act as you do, understand the influences that affect you today. I believe in setting goals in therapy that can be evaluated along the way and changed when needed. Therapy can be short term, very solution oriented. Or can take longer.

I draw from the various therapeutic approaches that I have studied and put into practice over the years. And apply what I know to each client individually. Clients have described me as compassionate, that I seek to understand what they need, that I am able to hear them, and that I am respectful. I love the connection between myself and my clients that allows me to stay neutral yet utilizes my ability to be empathetic. I will help you to develop the tools needed to make the changes you identify and to incorporate insights that happen along the way.

I have worked with individuals, families, and couples. My speciality has been working with people going through Infertility and I have had specialized training in this unique area as well as being a therapist with a national support organization. All of this experience and training define who I am as a therapist/counselor today.

I have a good understanding of how our family of origin affects how we function today and utilize a family systems and a more eclectic approach. But more than what approaches I draw from, that connection I mentioned above is what helps my clients achieve their goals.

I wish you all the best in your journey and if I am the therapist you contact, I look forward to our work together.

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

CA LMFT 27327


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Elaine Lipkin. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I wasn't sure this type of online/virtual therapy would be helpful but it has been the easiest way for me to get access to mental health help. When I found Elaine, I didn't know what to expect but Elaine has been a great support for me at a time when I needed it most. She even followed up to make sure I was okay. I hear her words in my head when I say things like "shouldn't" or "can't". (IYKYK ) It reminds me of the changes I want to make and work towards every day. Thank you Elaine.

Written on Jun 13, 2024 after therapy with Elaine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Elaine is wonderful and I would highly recommend her. She flexes her approach to my needs. I have seen therapists in the past and recognize that I benefit from someone that can help steer the session and likes to have a conversation rather than me talking the entire time. She asks good questions that help me dig deeper and I always leave our sessions with feeling I learned something new about myself.

Written on Mar 28, 2024 after therapy with Elaine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

i really like Elaine. she is easy to talk to and understanding.

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Elaine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is wonderful!

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Elaine is a wonderful listener with a welcoming and calm demeanor. She shares insightful responses that make you question how you're feeling/acting at that time or in the moment. She's unafraid to laugh with you but really takes the time to listen before forming her questions or statements. Would recommend her to many!

Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Elaine Lipkin is an excellent listener.

Her style and demeanor are exactly what I need at this point in my life.

I've had negative experiences with counselors in the past, who would not allow me to vent. At the end of each session, I would feel frustrated. I never have this problem with Elaine, and I'm grateful.

Written on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues