Elana Dunn

(MEd, LPC, CPCS)

About Me

I know that life can bring challenges that at times feel like just too much to sort through or overcome on your own.  It brings great fulfillment to me to be a part of helping you to move beyond pain - beyond overwhelming stress - beyond not knowing -– beyond feeling confused. Walking WITH you through the tunnel, all the way to the other side, I learned long ago, that helping people 'change' is what I was called to do. I am humbled to be able to help you.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS). I obtained a Bachelors' degree from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1995 and a Master's degree from Montana State University-Northern in 1999. Over the past 20+ years, my devotion has never wavered. Helping you to gain peace, direction, feeling whole, safe and secure, and gaining a life anew fuels my professional intentions. 

As I work with individuals, each person is wonderfully unique and requires your own unique approach. Working from the frameworks of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Solution-Focused Therapy, I create a therapeutic approach that is right for YOU. 

Clients over the years have described me as "you keep it real," warm, honest, trustworthy, genuine, transparent, humorous, a teacher, and able to quickly move them forward. I am a mother, daughter, sister, and aunt. I look forward to working alongside you as you change and grow.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC003650 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Elana for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Amazing. I really feel like she brought me back to a more positive mindset. I felt like I was negative for so long and unforgiving of my behaviors. I just want her to know how extremely grateful I am for her putting me in a position where I feel line there is a way forward.

Written by M.I. on Mar 16, 2020 after counseling with Elana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I'm still in the process of talking with Elana, and I feel as though I've a long way to go to solve my personal ailments however having Elana here to talk and discuss my problems and issues has been absolutely helpful. I wouldn't say my stress has been entirely relieved but having someone so understanding and professional there by my side makes it easier to deal with. I would definitely recommend Elana Dunn to anyone facing identity, depression and relationship issues. She's wonderful!

Written by K.A. on Jan 22, 2020 after counseling with Elana for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

So far I’ve felt heard and respected. Slowly we are working through different concerns and highlighting bigger issues to focus on root causes.

Written by S.O. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Elana for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Elana isn’t the first counsellor I’ve spoken to but she is the best. Elana is outstanding like a scarecrow in his field. She’s helped me set clear, achievable goals and held me accountable to them, whilst supporting every step of progress I’ve made. She’s a great listener and I’m really grateful for her guidance. Thank you!

Written by D.E. on Dec 11, 2019 after counseling with Elana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

After a couple of sessions, I’m quite satisfied with Elana. I feel safe to speak openly. She’s personable, experienced, and offer sound feedback.

Written by A.L. on Nov 13, 2019 after counseling with Elana for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

I’ve only been talking to her for a short while but she makes me feel safe and good already.

Written by A.N. on Sep 08, 2019 after counseling with Elana for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Elana Dunn has a experienced curriculum and is indeed very wise in her advice and coaching. She is a real expert in changing one's perception and that is truly the definition of a miracle. She has the ability to change your mind and to help you overcome things you feel stuck in. I would definitely recommend Elana to anyone feeling like you need a different view and way of dealing with your reality. And I will continue working with her as she helps me growing and empowering myself.