LPC • LAC • Crisis Triage Therapist

Elena is a bilingual (Russian/English) Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. She graduated with Masters Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in 2015. Before coming to CAPS, Elena worked in mental health non-profit organizations serving clients in outpatient, crisis, residential and acute inpatient treatment settings. Keeping her clients’ strengths in mind, Elena tailors her interventions to the individual needs of each client. In her
practice she employs evidence- and mindfulness-based approaches for body/mind/spirit integration leading clients to greater self-awareness, actualization and overall wellness. Elena is passionate about working with adults seeking guidance with major life transitions and those who are facing challenges adjusting to a new culture.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Education

  • BS: Civil Engineering, Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Russia
  • MA: Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Naropa University, Boulder, CO
  • MS: Civil Engineering, Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Russia

The thing you'd most like to do

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Areas of interest

Crisis assessment/stabilization, mind-body awareness/meditation practices, spirituality/religion, multicultural/diversity issues, interpersonal concerns, group psychotherapy, dual-diagnosis concerns, working with international students, acculturation.