Hi! My name is Elena Martin, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alaska. I have over 10 years of experience working with multi-cultural populations in inpatient and outpatient treatment programs as a mental health clinician and substance abuse counselor. I specialize in Family Conflicts, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, Childhood Trauma, Dysfunctional Relationship, Interpersonal Conflicts, Addiction, and Co-occurring disorders.
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families to experience healing and connection. My essential belief is that each individual has the power to create positive changes toward personal transformation to live a healthy and fulfilling life. I was born and raised in a Russian family and I take into consideration cultural, economic, and religious dynamics that play a critical role in self-identity. My counseling approach emphasizes dignity, confidentiality, and respect for every individual and based on psychodynamic and eclectic approaches, as well as spiritual meaning in life. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to work with clients on problem-solving, meeting their goals and addressing emotions, thoughts, and behavior. I have training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a therapeutic approach that focuses on developing skills in four key areas, such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
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 insight 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).
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Relationship issues , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Self-Love , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
LPC #133296 (Expires: 2023-10-31)
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Elena has helped me through unexpected tough time. I am thankful to have her help. She was not only very good at listening but also provided information that helped me dramatically.
I was super nervous to start this but Elena made it very comfortable.
She is a good listener. Does not cut you off when speaking
Elena is an excellent listener and has a cheerful, kind personality. Elena is someone who will listen to your needs, ask the right questions, and offer helpful tools and strategies to make the differences you want to make.
I love Elena!
Elena is great, I enjoyed talking to her and she listens on what you have to say
Very helpfull and gave home work which really helped my focus and guidance.
Elena is amazing! She has been my therapist for months and I couldn’t be more amazed with her listening skills and her knowledge on mental health. 10/10 would recommend her to anyone.
I am thankful for Elena’s help in navigating my situation.
Elena is amazing at listening, helping me feel validated, and guiding me to grow.
Elena has helped me for two years now, mostly about relationships and self esteem issues. She is very supportive.
Such a refreshing, positive and supportive counsellor that is making me feel empowered and strong. Highly recommend
She listens and provided insightful points
Spiritually aware and super compassionate.
Elena is a lovely person she is so kind and understanding. She really listens and makes me feel better about my experiences and helps me understand and work through my problems. She gives me great worksheets and tips to do to deal with them and improve my mental health.
Elena is the best. Non judgemental compassionate and effective. She has helped me so much.
Elena is an amazing councillor, the best one I have found so far. In the moment where I had been struggling most she reminded me of who I am and where my values lie. Definitely recommend her if you're looking for someone spiritual, or just want to dig deep into the root of your problems.
Elena is really supportive and non judgemental. She uses a flexible approach and is very easy to work with. I would highly recommend working with her.
Very happy with Ms Martin. Timely, and checks up on me when I drop off.
Elena has been a fantastic help, she has helped me find confidence and worth in myself
Elena has been very helpful during a period of the most stress I've ever had in my life. Shes helped me understand abuse and why my husband may be doing the things hes doing. It's been helpful. Shes been helping me through trama and stress for myself during my time. I do appreciate the help and wisdom. That's what I'm looking for. Thanks.
Elena is a GREAT listener. She’s insightful and really allows you to refocus on what’s important. Thank you Elena.
Elena is amazing! She is such a great listener and genuine caring person
Elena is kind, patient and understanding.. She asks thought provoking questions and really puts me at ease.
I feel really comfortable talking to her really and I certainly feel better about myself thanks to her.
Elena is a very kind person who has great active listening skills and helps in a variety of ways. She is very understanding and has a lot of experience, especially with my personal needs.
Elena is very helpful and understanding. She really listens to you and offers helpful feedback. She also gives you techniques and tips to help manage and also improve the difficulties you face.
Thank you for looking for looking at different methods for me to learn from.
Elena is a great therapist and doesn’t judge. Would highly recommend!
Elena is kind and nonjudgmental. She is supportive and nice to talk to.
Elena is very attentive. She covers a lot of ground in our sessions. Gives me homework and lots to work with. She is educated and compassionate. I like her a lot.
Elena has been great to work with so far. She listens to what I say, provides thoughtful feedback, and has good ideas on things to try to help with challenging situations. She is very friendly and seems to really care.
Elena is relaxed, personable, and engaged. I have enjoyed our sessions greatly and found her feedback has helped me view issues differently and improve desired areas of my life. Highly recommend!
I have easily established an excellent rapport with Elena. I trust her very much and try to ask her questions before l have any interactions with my wife that I'm not certain about.
Elena is very helpful to things going on my life and I never felt judge when I open up to her.. Thank you for the counseling, it really relieved the burden in me.
Extremely kind and insightful. Gave me things to think about.