Whether the culmination of day to day occurrences, or the result of one significant event, stress can be enough to shake your sense of centeredness. When severe or chronic, stress can lead to significant psychological distress and lead to depression, anxiety, or both.
It is possible to find relief from the suffering.
I can help you to navigate the biological, psychological, and environmental factors that contribute to your depression or anxiety, and build the skills necessary to minimize or eliminate your symptoms. Therapy can help you to identify the negative beliefs and self-defeating behaviors that contribute to your unhappiness, and to replace those with positive, balanced thoughts and actions. Learning that you do have control over your thoughts and feelings can be extremely empowering, and can be the key to taking your life back.
We will also taker a broader look at your life and contributors to mental health, such as how you nourish your body, sleep hygiene, and your overall well-being. Together will work on creating balanced health and restored joy.
“Elana's abilities as a therapist allowed me to overcome crippling social anxiety and a depression which had convinced me that every endeavor I undertook would be an uphill battle against my own self-doubt. By teaching me to accept the discomfort of anxiety and hopeless feelings of depression, she showed me a way of confronting negative feelings and ultimately, diminishing their control over me. After just a few months of meeting with Elana, I allowed myself to seek others out to form new relationships with people I had always known but never opened up to, thanks to the confidence and boldness I had gained from our therapeutic relationship.” -S.E.
"I always felt like I was on a roller coaster of emotions. Therapy helped me to work through every major event in my life, and I sincerely felt a sense of relief after each session. Elana is patient and really helps you capture the feelings you have to work through to make a positive change. I can't thank you enough!" -M.F.
"As a chronic over-achiever, I have always put extreme pressure on myself to do my absolute best in everything I pursue. My work with Elana has seriously reduced the stress I have always put myself under, especially because Elana never tried to convince me to lower my standards. Instead, she helped me understand the importance of truly caring for myself rather than how others saw me, and showed me that I could define my own success in ways that would still allow me to be proud of myself without the negative effects of constant stress." -D.R.