About Me

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).


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Russian


Licensing

LPC #133296 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Elena Martin. 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.

Written by S.H. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by A.N. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Elena for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I was super nervous to start this but Elena made it very comfortable.

Written by B.E. on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is a good listener. Does not cut you off when speaking

Written by J.U. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Elena for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.E. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Elena for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

I love Elena!

Written by S.O. on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Elena is great, I enjoyed talking to her and she listens on what you have to say

Written by J.O. on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Very helpfull and gave home work which really helped my focus and guidance.

Written by C.H. on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Very helpful

Written by C.H. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by M.Y. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I am thankful for Elena’s help in navigating my situation.

Written by B.R. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Elena is amazing at listening, helping me feel validated, and guiding me to grow.

Written by K.R. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Elena has helped me for two years now, mostly about relationships and self esteem issues. She is very supportive.

Written by K.I. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and eating disorders

Such a refreshing, positive and supportive counsellor that is making me feel empowered and strong. Highly recommend

Written by E.G. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

She listens and provided insightful points

Written by A.N. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Spiritually aware and super compassionate.

Written by N.I. on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

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.

Written by C.A. on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Elena is the best. Non judgemental compassionate and effective. She has helped me so much.

Written by K.A. on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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.

Written by S.. on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by N.A. on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Very happy with Ms Martin. Timely, and checks up on me when I drop off.

Written by A.D. on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Elena has been a fantastic help, she has helped me find confidence and worth in myself

Written by K.I. on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

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.

Written by B.I. on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Elena is a GREAT listener. She’s insightful and really allows you to refocus on what’s important. Thank you Elena.

Written by C.H. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Elena is amazing! She is such a great listener and genuine caring person

Written by N.O. on Jul 04, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Elena is kind, patient and understanding.. She asks thought provoking questions and really puts me at ease.

Written by Z.A. on Jun 17, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

I feel really comfortable talking to her really and I certainly feel better about myself thanks to her.

Written by T.I. on Jun 17, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by C.A. on Jun 15, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.A. on Jun 14, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Thank you for looking for looking at different methods for me to learn from.

Written by C.H. on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Elena is a great therapist and doesn’t judge. Would highly recommend!

Written by R.O. on May 16, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Elena is kind and nonjudgmental. She is supportive and nice to talk to.

Written by L.A. on Apr 08, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by B.R. on Jan 22, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.U. on Jan 07, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

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!

Written by G.E. on Dec 10, 2019 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by J.L. on Oct 24, 2019 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by B.R. on Oct 22, 2019 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Extremely kind and insightful. Gave me things to think about.

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