Elena Martin

(LPC, MS/P, CDCII)

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: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Russian


Licensing

LPC #133296 (Expires: 2021-10-01)


Reviews

Written by C.R. on Feb 18, 2021 after counseling 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 K.J. on Jan 23, 2021 after counseling 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 D.O. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with Elena for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Elian’s been a great help.

Written by R.O. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling 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 L.I. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Elena for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

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

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

Great discussions.

Written by M.I. on Feb 13, 2020 after counseling 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 E.M. on Dec 20, 2019 after counseling 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!