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, Spiritual Healing, 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. Sometimes personal transformation can occur through exploration of Spiritual Self or the levels of the Soul and the Spirit. I believe that understanding the meaning and purpose of life through spiritual quest is one of the most beautiful life-time journeys leading to knowing self and in essence creating a better version of Self.
I was born and raised in a Russian family and I take into consideration cultural, spiritual 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
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LPC #133296 (Expires: 2021-10-01)
Elena is right on top of her game, although it isn’t really a game at all. She is competent, full of nurturing suggestions, and has great aptitude for her craft. Easy and enjoyable to talk to, very encouraging and most of all, very effective. Great smile, 5 stars.