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 population in inpatient and outpatient treatment programs as mental health clinician and substance abuse counselor. I specialize in Family Conflicts, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, Childhood Trauma, Dysfunctional Relationship, Interpersonal Conflicts, Addictions and Cooccurring 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 in order to live 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 on 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 together 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 passionate 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 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 Read more...
LPC #133296 (Expires: 2021-10-01)
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.