Elena Martin

(LPC, MS/P, CDCII)
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About Me

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).


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Russian


Licensing

LPC #133296 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


Reviews

Written by M.Y. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I am thankful for Elena’s help in navigating my situation.

Written by S.H. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 3 weeks

Elena Martin is a kind, knowledgeable, and competent counselor. Our 15-year-old has benefited from their sessions greatly

Written by B.R. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Elena is amazing at listening, helping me feel validated, and guiding me to grow.

Written by J.E. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

Elena has been a godsend! Thank you!

Written by B.O. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks

Elena is very kind and caring.

Written by C.H. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

My counselor is very good at helping me with my goals and giving me tools that I find useful to help me.

Written by C.H. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

So wonderful and allows me to talk to her freely with no judging. I’m hoping that her great works continues for the people who need therapy. Elena is so warm and it’s so good to know that she is listening. I highly recommend.

Written by K.R. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Elena has helped me for two years now, mostly about relationships and self esteem issues. She is very supportive.

Written by K.I. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and eating disorders

Such a refreshing, positive and supportive counsellor that is making me feel empowered and strong. Highly recommend

Written by E.G. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

She listens and provided insightful points

Written by A.N. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Spiritually aware and super compassionate.

Written by N.I. on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Elena is a lovely person she is so kind and understanding. She really listens and makes me feel better about my experiences and helps me understand and work through my problems. She gives me great worksheets and tips to do to deal with them and improve my mental health.

Written by C.R. on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Elena is calm, concise and direct with her questions. She helps you understand when you are confused and help you find ways to work through things you may struggle with for yourself and your partner. I appreciate the time she takes with each session and how I feel understood each time. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by N.A. on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks

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!

Written by K.J. on Jan 23, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Elena Martin is an absolutely great therapist! She is very easy to talk to and open up to. Elena has been a tremendous help in so many ways, I highly recommend her!

Written by C.A. on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Elena for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Elena is the best. Non judgemental compassionate and effective. She has helped me so much.

Written by K.A. on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Elena is an amazing councillor, the best one I have found so far. In the moment where I had been struggling most she reminded me of who I am and where my values lie. Definitely recommend her if you're looking for someone spiritual, or just want to dig deep into the root of your problems.

Written by S.. on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Elena is really supportive and non judgemental. She uses a flexible approach and is very easy to work with. I would highly recommend working with her.

Written by D.O. on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Elian’s been a great help.

Written by N.A. on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Very happy with Ms Martin. Timely, and checks up on me when I drop off.

Written by R.O. on Nov 04, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

Elena is an amazing and beautiful individual through and through! She truly does care and immerses herself in a professional, and yet personable manner, and you know she is solely there to better understand and help others to better understand her, ourself, and our partner and/or others! I strongly recommend Elena, no question! She’s an amazing woman and person in general, and I love the compassion and perspective she provides during our sessions! Thank you, Elena! I’m so grateful for you!! ❤️

Written by A.D. on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Elena has been a fantastic help, she has helped me find confidence and worth in myself

Written by K.I. on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Elena has been very helpful during a period of the most stress I've ever had in my life. Shes helped me understand abuse and why my husband may be doing the things hes doing. It's been helpful. Shes been helping me through trama and stress for myself during my time. I do appreciate the help and wisdom. That's what I'm looking for. Thanks.

Written by B.I. on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Elena is a GREAT listener. She’s insightful and really allows you to refocus on what’s important. Thank you Elena.

Written by C.H. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Elena is amazing! She is such a great listener and genuine caring person

Written by T.E. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 3 months

I have loved working with Elena!

Written by W.I. on Jul 14, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 1 month

Elena is warm and kind, a fantastic listener.

Written by N.O. on Jul 04, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Elena is kind, patient and understanding.. She asks thought provoking questions and really puts me at ease.

Written by Z.A. on Jun 17, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

I feel really comfortable talking to her really and I certainly feel better about myself thanks to her.

Written by T.I. on Jun 17, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Elena is a very kind person who has great active listening skills and helps in a variety of ways. She is very understanding and has a lot of experience, especially with my personal needs.

Written by C.A. on Jun 15, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Elena is very helpful and understanding. She really listens to you and offers helpful feedback. She also gives you techniques and tips to help manage and also improve the difficulties you face.

Written by J.A. on Jun 14, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Thank you for looking for looking at different methods for me to learn from.

Written by L.I. on Jun 10, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Elena is very easy to chat with and she is very responsive.

Written by C.H. on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Elena is a great therapist and doesn’t judge. Would highly recommend!

Written by E.M. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 3 weeks

Elena is great, she asks questions that get us talking about things I never thought of or never considered. Very happy with our experience!

Written by R.O. on May 16, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Elena is kind and nonjudgmental. She is supportive and nice to talk to.

Written by L.A. on Apr 08, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Elena is very attentive. She covers a lot of ground in our sessions. Gives me homework and lots to work with. She is educated and compassionate. I like her a lot.

Written by B.E. on Mar 11, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Great discussions.

Written by M.I. on Feb 13, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Elena has made my marriage so much stronger and better and I have no words to explain how much she means to me. She has put in time and effort to make ME personally, better and stronger. She understands me 100% and she feels my pain or my happiness with me. I will continue working with Mrs. Elena even if things are great in my marriage or within myself. I am at loss for words to express how much she means to me and how much she’s helped me. Thanks Elena, my family and I are extremely grateful for you and all of your work, time spent and help!

Written by K.A. on Jan 31, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 months

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.

Written by B.R. on Jan 22, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Elena has been great to work with so far. She listens to what I say, provides thoughtful feedback, and has good ideas on things to try to help with challenging situations. She is very friendly and seems to really care.

Written by S.U. on Jan 07, 2020 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Elena is relaxed, personable, and engaged. I have enjoyed our sessions greatly and found her feedback has helped me view issues differently and improve desired areas of my life. Highly recommend!

Written by T.O. on Dec 25, 2019 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks

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.

Written by E.M. on Dec 20, 2019 after therapy with Elena for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She totally saved my marriage! Such a huge help in my time of need. Quick and thoughtful responses. Would definitely recommend her! Thanks so much!

Written by G.E. on Dec 10, 2019 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have easily established an excellent rapport with Elena. I trust her very much and try to ask her questions before l have any interactions with my wife that I'm not certain about.

Written by J.L. on Oct 24, 2019 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Elena is very helpful to things going on my life and I never felt judge when I open up to her.. Thank you for the counseling, it really relieved the burden in me.

Written by B.R. on Oct 22, 2019 after therapy with Elena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Extremely kind and insightful. Gave me things to think about.