Therapist Profile

Name:
Elena Michaels, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
28005 Smyth Drive, Suite 107 Valencia, CA 91355-4023
Phone:
(661) 250-4395
Website:
www.DrElena.com
License Number
LMFT33041
Practicing Since:
1992
Additional Licenses:
MFT PhD

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Dr. Elena is a Solution Focused Psychotherapist (MFT), Doctor of Natural Health and Clinical Hypnotherapist utilizing a variety of tools and techniques to facilitate a sense of personal empowerment, competence, confidence, balance and health on all levels. She works with individuals, couples, families, groups, businesses, and corporations. Her extensive background in nutrition, natural health, hypnosis (she is a former faculty member of a hypnosis training institute), stress-reduction, and communication provides Dr. Elena a variety of options to best help her clients. Dr. Elena utilizes a holistic approach, using whatever tools she and her client feel would be most appropriate and effective for the client’s needs. Her non-denominational spiritual orientation supports her clients in becoming aware of and connecting to, the powerful parts of themselves, thus initiating their own healing and sense of mastery, regardless of what events are occurring in their lives.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, daytime and some evening hours; Extended sessions may be available on some Saturdays
Services
Solution Focused Therapy with Individuals, Couples, Families (all ages) Business and Corporate Consulting Stress-reduction, Personal wellness, Nutritional Therapy, Coaching, Communication Skills, Dispute and Divorce Mediation, Thyroid and Autoimmune (Hashimoto's Thyroiditis) Support/Direction/Intervention, Meditation Training, Alternative, Holistic Approaches to a Variety of Conditions (including Anxiety and Depression).
Insurance
Most PPO's and Indemnity, Private Pay, PPO
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Phone

Education

Degrees
PhD, Doctor of Natural Health, Clayton College, 2002; MA, Clinical Psychology, 1993, Antioch University; B.A., English and also Radio Television Communication, 1971, Ohio University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Child Custody Evaluations
Children
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Eating Disorders
EMDR
Employment Issues
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Group Therapy
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Mediation
Men's Issues
Other
Pain Management
Parenting
Phobias
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Supervision
Telephone/Online Therapy
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Control Mastery
Communications
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Narrative
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Process
Psychodynamic
Psychology
Self Psychology
Somatic
Systems
Certifications
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, 1991, Hypnosis Motivation Institute Extensive training in nutrition, natural health and wellness; holistic approaches; Collaborative Divorce Professional (Divorce Coach, Mediation, Co-Parenting)
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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