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)
I am thankful for Elena’s help in navigating my situation.
Elena Martin is a kind, knowledgeable, and competent counselor. Our 15-year-old has benefited from their sessions greatly
Elena is amazing at listening, helping me feel validated, and guiding me to grow.
Elena has been a godsend! Thank you!
Elena is very kind and caring.
My counselor is very good at helping me with my goals and giving me tools that I find useful to help me.
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.
Elena has helped me for two years now, mostly about relationships and self esteem issues. She is very supportive.
Such a refreshing, positive and supportive counsellor that is making me feel empowered and strong. Highly recommend
She listens and provided insightful points
Spiritually aware and super compassionate.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Elena is the best. Non judgemental compassionate and effective. She has helped me so much.
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.
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.
Elian’s been a great help.
Very happy with Ms Martin. Timely, and checks up on me when I drop off.
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!! ❤️
Elena has been a fantastic help, she has helped me find confidence and worth in myself
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.
Elena is a GREAT listener. She’s insightful and really allows you to refocus on what’s important. Thank you Elena.
Elena is amazing! She is such a great listener and genuine caring person
I have loved working with Elena!
Elena is warm and kind, a fantastic listener.
Elena is kind, patient and understanding.. She asks thought provoking questions and really puts me at ease.
I feel really comfortable talking to her really and I certainly feel better about myself thanks to her.
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.
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.
Thank you for looking for looking at different methods for me to learn from.
Elena is very easy to chat with and she is very responsive.
Elena is a great therapist and doesn’t judge. Would highly recommend!
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 is kind and nonjudgmental. She is supportive and nice to talk to.
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.
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!
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 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Extremely kind and insightful. Gave me things to think about.