Born and raised in former Soviet Union, Ukraine, I immigrated to the United States right after my graduation from a music college. Music and psychology were always my passion! After settling in New York, I got my BA at Mercy College and Master’s degree at Hunter College. I was licensed as a Clinical Social Worker after several years of working in a mental health field.
I’ve experienced challenges in my life as an immigrant, female, mother, business woman, etc. ... and I enjoy working with my patients, who have challenges of their own.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NY LCSW-R 060751
Yelena was alway available to me. I wish he has more days open for phone or video talk. Other than that she was great!
Written on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Yelena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, and adhd
Yelena Shik, is a wonderful therapist who responds to every one of my journal entry’s almost immediately after I write it. Her thoughtful question at the end really make me think deeper and write more about me and how I feel. I feel better and I find that it truly is helpful.
I love that we can write in my journals and send it once a week or everyday of the week and not have to wait. It just flows from one journal writing to the next.
And I do not forget because I can go back to the beginning and see the progress. And it has only been a few weeks. I am so excited that I found this app and that Yelena is helping me find what I am searching for in myself.
Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Yelena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd