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Elena Bauer, Psychoanalyst

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Eating disorders
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Licensed psychoanalyst with 23 years of experience.

I work with people who struggle with high anxiety, self esteem and self worth issues, people who grew up in an emotionally toxic environment.
I have experience helping people who are or have been in a relationship with a narcissistic partner or who were part of an environment that made them feel suffocated and not being seen.
I have experience treating bipolar disorder, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and other conditions.
Patients who were exposed to a emotionally toxic environment can feel how it freezes their emotional growth. Working on liberating one's psyche one realizes how resiliency sets in helping to brave inner toxicity daily. It's a quiet strength that appears as emotional growth proceeds.
I use a psychodynamic approach, I admire the work of Philip Bromberg, Donald Winnicott, Francoise Dolto, Paul Claude Racamier, Christopher Bollas. During a session I focus on identifying dynamics, if I may say so, they appear as emotional footprints. A patient who feels controlled by their emotions gradually acquires tools to manage and understand their suffering in order to obtain more emotional freedom.

Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Eating disorders

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body image, Cancer, Codependency, Communication problems, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired

Clinical approaches: Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Languages

EnglishFrench

License information

NY Psychoanalyst 000641

Reviews

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Elena is simply amazing.

Written on May 18, 2024 after therapy with Elena for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Elena has to be the first therapist to truly deconstruct even the most simple of my memories into meaning. I strongly believe in her education and experience, which has brought me great insight.

Written on May 01, 2024 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Elena has been a blessing. I never knew what was happening to me in my marriage but she never made me feel uncomfortable and just helped me in my journey. Providing me with the tools to start my recovery. I have been looking for this type of help for quite a while and it is finally here. I'm healing and can see it changing my life.

Written on Apr 27, 2024 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

Elena Bauer does incredible work. She's a very engaging, non-judgmental person who opened me to different perspectives and improved my qualify of life on an unparalleled level.

Within 2 months my inner state and the relationship with my partner have gotten so much healthier. She knows when I just need to vent and when to work on things. She helped me with the deep, serious stuff as well as some smaller things for my day to day life. She brings a lot of extra value outside of the sessions and actually cares!

Written on Apr 21, 2024 after therapy with Elena for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I been to enough therapy where I know I feel comfortable where I’m not disassociating or feel like I being rude to just because I don’t understand the person view on certain context . She’s very warming and funny . She doesn’t cast judgement but lends a hand in showing specific thought patterns and actions in general . I’ve always felt I couldn’t really communicate to people based off the fact a lot of people can’t grasp perspective or any common knowledge at but I get that with Elena .

Written on Mar 10, 2024 after therapy with Elena for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Elena has helped me so much! From uncovering my childhood to pushing through difficult situations as an adult, she has offered different perspectives that have really helped me understand things better. I took a break from therapy and have wanted started up again but only if it was with her, she’s great at what she does!

Written on Feb 23, 2024 after therapy with Elena for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes