I understand how challenging it is to come to therapy and speak of subjects that can bring about fear, anxiety and feelings of being judged. Therapy is the safest of environments to bring up topics that have brought about great pain or arrest in one’s life. My hope for you is that therapy becomes a useful tool to transform your life into how you envision it to be. Life is too short not to be lived out to its fullest potential. By working with you, I hope to collaborate in a transformation process where life goals come to fruition. As your therapist, I am your advocate and will support you in all areas where challenges, obstacles and barriers are encountered. I hope this message finds you well and instills a sense of hope that anything, if one’s mind I put to it, is possible to change for the better.
I am Licensed Psychotherapist in the state of California with a focused practice dealing with client trauma. I use a number of treatment modalities from Cognitive Behavioral, Existential to Object Relations therapy to address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, grief/loss. I have been providing individual and group therapy services in agency and private practice settings for over 15 years. My educational background consists of an MA in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and a BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Communication Problems, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexuality
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy
CA LMFT 91698
I strongly recommend talking with Elias as he gives you great ways of interpreting ways of thinking. Very respectful and easy to talk to. 5/5
Written on Oct 02, 2023 after therapy with Elias for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Elias is extremely knowledgeable and consistently provides incredible and invaluable insights. Highly recommend!
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Elias for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Excellent, genuinely caring and makes you feel very comfortable
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Elias for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coaching
Made me feel very comfortable and heard. Easy to communicate with and didn't feel judged sharing the few things I had shared with him.
Written on Aug 24, 2023 after therapy with Elias for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Kind, insightful and compassionate, Elias continues to be a thoughtful and dedicated therapist. I am grateful for his clinical expertise and his ability to help distill the most important aspects of whatever experience I am facing. I feel supported and capable thanks to his guidance.
Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Elias for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, and career difficulties
Elias is very pleasant and realistic in his approach. He can see scenarios from all perspectives. He encourages me to think critically and express my opinions on topics in ways I’ve never thought of. I look forward to my conversations with Elias.
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Elias for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem