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Dr. Elena Felipe-Valera, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

Looking for solutions to transition into your best life? Are conflict, trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, relationships, and/or grief getting in your way of a balanced life? Are you a healthcare worker or first responder struggling with compassion fatigue and post-traumatic stress? If so, invest in you! Find your voice and your power and live your best life!

Elena Felipe is a psychotherapist and coach who utilizes a holistic approach, using EMDR, Brainspotting, solution-focused therapy, and life coaching to positively impact the lives of her clients. She has accrued a range of experiences that give her a unique perspective of what it takes to help people achieve real growth and healing.

Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Expats, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

DC LICSW LC50082978

MN LICSW 29854




These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Elena Felipe-Valera. 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 loved working with Dr. Filipe, she was the perfect fit for me. I highly recommend her.

Written on Mar 05, 2023 after therapy with Elena for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Dr. Felipe has been a literally life-saving support to me for roughly 2 years. With uncanny grace, compassion and insight, she has helped me connect the dots of various formative parts of my life in order to make new sense of circumstances in which I find myself, decisions I’ve made, and relevant factors both within and beyond my control as I go about shaping my best life.

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Elena for 2 years and 1 month

My life wouldn't be improved without communicating with Dr. Felipe. What is amazing about her is her style of coaching. She doesn't give me quick answers, instead, she is sure to guide me on how to explore and generate my own answers to approach life. I have been taking her session for over 2 years and I am simply amazed by realizing my improved relationships. I have more meaningful communication with my parents, friends, and colleagues. In my day-to-day life, I feel less lonely and more fulfilled to strive. Thank you Dr. Felipe for your dedication to help us!

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Elena for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I have worked with Dr. Elena Felipe for a year and a half! She has helped me tremendously in processing and healing from past trauma, including my current challenges with romantic relationships, parents, and friends. I immediately felt comfortable and at ease speaking with her. Sessions with Elena always left me feeling lighter, empowered, and heard. Words cannot express how impactful and life-changing our conversations have been!

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Elena for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Elena has changed my life. I cannot say enough great things about her and the support she has provided me over the last 1.5 years. I’ve been navigating everything from friend/family/romantic relationships, to LGBTQ+ topics, breakups, self esteem and general life changes - new job, etc. She has been a steadfast rock through all of it; providing a platform without judgement, and resources to guide me deeper into my own self discovery and personal growth. Thank you Elena!

Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Elena for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Felipe is amazing, she is so supportive, encouraging and straight to the point. She both listens and gives advice where needed and helps to prompt you to understand and discover things yourself too. She really cares about you and is a dedicated therapist. She genuinely believes in all of the resources she’s given me e.g. she has read the books she’s recommended to me multiple times. This allows me to fully trust in her as she is well informed and goes above and beyond in ensuring you have all the support and information you need.

Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem