Hi! My name is Elena Martin.
As a licensed mental health therapist with many years of experience in inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, I see every person as unique and, so is their story.
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families to experience healing and connection. In my opinion, everyone throughout a lifetime will experience some form of trauma, such as personal or relational conflicts, abuse, childhood trauma, crisis, neglect, etc. My essential belief is that when we have support and help, each individual has the power to create positive changes toward personal transformation to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
I was born and grew up in Ukraine and I take into consideration cultural, economic, and religious aspects that play a critical role in shaping self-identity. I have lived in Alaska since 1995. I speak English and Russian.
I am enthusiastic and caring about working with people. I value warmth, genuineness, non-judgmental, and a safe atmosphere where you can share your story and feel understood. By working together, we will process your current challenges, set clear goals, gain new insights into the nature of your problems while attaining personal growth along your journey.
My qualifications include Licensed Professional Counselor (State of Alaska), Chemical Dependency Counselor II (State of Alaska), and a Master Degree in Psychology (I graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2011).
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems
AK LPC 133296
Elena has been so kind to me and listens to my concerns with no judgment.
Written on Sep 26, 2023 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
She's been absolutely lovely. If I were to continue in therapy, she's definitely be a keeper!
Written on Apr 23, 2023 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I felt very comfortable talking to Elena from the first minutes. I feel like I can trust and tell her all my concerns and will be understood and get support . This is the first therapist I can be honest and don't afraid to say something . Even small concerns she listens carefully and paling full attention to it. Working with her for a short period of time already gives me results I can fell. Step by step . I feel the progress. Highly recommend her .
Written on Mar 17, 2023 after therapy with Elena for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Elena is wonderful! She is a good listener, and knows when to offer advice and worksheet practice. I would highly recommend her!!
Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Elena for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues
Elena is great psychologist! She became literally like a friend to me. From our first meeting she could see my inner world and what person I’m really are. In the darkest moments of my life she was A piece of light and hope, She gave me support and words which I really needed every our session. I’m extremely grateful to Elena for every minute with her, and highly recommend her as a psychologist.
Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Elena for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
I love working with Elena, she has helped me through so many obstacles in my life. I was very hesitant to start therapy in February and I landed on a gold mine of a therapist with her. She walked me through what to expect at each session, was very responsive to me asking for homework outside of my sessions. She has helped me work on my PTSD, grief and loss of a parent, conflicts, building my confidence and finding my inner happiness again. When I need a reminder she doesn't hesitate. She talks me through other perspectives and my feelings and has me pausing to question myself before reacting. I have learned how to stand up for myself and my beliefs and desires, she praises me when I have reached a goal. I couldn't ask for a better therapist and I look forward to every session.
Written on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Elena for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and grief