I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California with 5 years of clinical experience counseling individuals in private practice, non-profit organizations, and community clinics. I have worked with clients on a variety of mental health issues and personal issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping issues, pregnancy and parenting concerns, sleeping issues, etc. I love helping clients transition into new careers and discover their purpose in life.
My goal in my counseling is to help my clients live deeply fulfilling lives and reach their full potentials. How that goal is achieved depends on my client's individual needs. I listen attentively and with compassion to concerns and collaborate with my clients on meeting their unique therapy objectives.
My therapeutic orientation comes from a background in Jungian therapy, existential view of life, mindfulness training, extensive hypnotherapy experience, and evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy experiential processes. My work always includes a view of transpersonal aspects of reality including expansion of your view beyond the ego-personality and achieving higher states of consciousness.
I believe that if you are here reading this, you are on your personal development journey and are ready to choose the direction of your life more intentionally and with greater clarity. I’m here to guide you on your path to fulfillment.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LPCC 9918
Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Olena for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Olena makes our space extremely comfortable, safe, and always listens so attentively. I learn something from her every session. I feel that my perspective in myself and in life has expanded ever since I have met her!
Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Olena for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Written on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Olena for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching
Olena is insightful, understanding, listens intently, allows me to explore my feelings and emotions and creates a safe space for me to be seen. I feel rejuvenated after her sessions and can’t wait until the next session.
Written on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Olena for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
I have nothing but great things to say about Olena Prokopenko. She is very professional and is helping me deal with my decade long battle with severe insomnia. I am very optimistic about the future.
Written on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Olena for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders
Olena is a great listener and takes note of every concern that I am mentioning to her. Thank you Olena.
Written on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Olena for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem