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).
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
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 , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Self-Love , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
LPC #133296 (Expires: 2023-10-31)
Elena helped lighten the burden from my heart and shoulders. She has been kind and understanding. I would recommend her to anyone dealing with trauma, guilt and shame.
Elena has helped me by boosting my confidence when addressing hard abuse issues I’ve made it through brings my confidence down. She is supportive and always positive. I like that she gives me homework and journal prompts. It helps me to stay focused through the week and it not being a once a week session. She is also great at answering questions I may have through the week. This has been a positive experience.
I love Elena so much! She is really helping me process my trauma, helps me realize I am valuable, that I am a treasured child of God, that I MATTER! She really has been helping me to learn to better communicate with my spouse. I leave every appointment feeling hopeful and refreshed. Would definitely recommend working with her. She's very caring and professional!
I have loved working with Elena!
Elena is warm and kind, a fantastic listener.
Elena is great, she asks questions that get us talking about things I never thought of or never considered. Very happy with our experience!
Elena Martin is a competent , intelligent, and lovely councilor . She listens well, and is encouraging and insightful, has spiritual discernment and is logical when she reasons out the thoughts with me. I like her very much. She is compassionate and isn’t afraid to ask difficult, thought provoking questions. She is intuitive, and very professional. I am truly Blessed to have her for my counselor.
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.