EMPATHIC THERAPY IN CALIFORNIA
Grief, Addiction, Chronic Pain, and Trauma Therapy with Elaine Skoulas
What if there was a world where you could just be you?
Light and free and loved because of who you really are.
Fully accepted because you are just uniquely you.
And that is enough.
THERAPY WITH ELAINE SKOULAS, MA, LMFT
Are you longing to feel more comfortable in your own skin? To find courage and peace? Are you wanting to grow your optimism, freedom, and self-confidence?
If you’re ready to discover the best version of yourself, therapy can help. Let’s work together as I guide you in your process of growth and self-discovery.
Maybe you’ve experienced trauma in your life, or always battled with your self-imposed demands for perfection and high achievement. Maybe you’ve dealt with chronic pain for years and need new tools to cope. Or maybe you're embarking on a new lifestyle of sobriety. No matter what leads you to seek help, I’m here to support you.
"The wound is the place where the light enters you."
ELAINE SKOULAS PSYCHOTHERAPY
With You Every Step of the Way
I am located in Los Angeles and work with individuals all over California using secure and confidential video teletherapy. Whether you’re looking for a relationship counseling, or need professional assistance overcoming past traumas - your well-being is my number one priority. I go above and beyond to cater to the needs of every individual with my personalized services.
GRIEF AND LOSS
TELETHERAPY / VIRTUAL THERAPY
Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to explore how I can support you on your journey towards growth and healing. It takes immense courage to recognize that something is holding you back from the life you want to be living. I am here to tell you that you don't have to navigate this alone.
As your therapist, I am committed to providing a warm and supportive environment where you can feel safe exploring your feelings and experiences. We will work together to help you develop greater confidence, strengthen boundaries, and improve your relationships, ultimately leading to increased life satisfaction and well-being.
I believe that with your innate inner resourcefulness and resilience, paired with my expertise and experience, we can create powerful change in your life. Finding the right therapist is crucial, which is why I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation to see if we're a good fit. Don't hesitate to reach out and take that first step towards a more fulfilling life.
A Happier, Healthier You
Intense emotions, difficult relationships, anxiety, depression, poor work or school performance, and reactivity over the smallest things can all be responses to trauma. Carrying around the distress has become unbearable, burdensome, and exhausting. Maybe you have tried talk therapy in the past, shared your trauma story over and over, but nothing seems to help.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a trauma-focused therapy modality. EMDR helps to alleviate trauma responses such as hypervigilence, emotional dysregulation, and other intense responses to triggers. The length of treatment varies for individuals, but you can start to learn how to cope with triggers right away. This method works with the mind-body connection to strengthen grounding resources and to create change with the way traumatic memories are experienced. EMDR can help to reduce negative beliefs and improve self-regulation. We will go always go at your pace and take it step-by-step.
Here For You
Has everything been reminding you of your loss and you feel stuck in the pain? Do other people seem to not know what to say to you or seem to always say the wrong thing? Are you feeling that you should be "over it" or at least better by now? It can be frustrating to feel other external life stressors when you are experiencing so much internal pain.
Grief is a natural and universal experience that often ebbs and flows. You can benefit from grief counseling when experiencing isolation, compounded grief, disenfranchised grief (a loss that others don't acknowledge), or traumatic grief. Everyone grieves differently and there is no correct or appropriate timeline. I can help provide a space just for you to express and process your feelings. Be gentle with yourself and reach out for the support that you need.
Maybe it started off innocently enough with drinking or experimental drug use. It might have actually been really helpful at times to be able to check out from the pressures of life and other people. Yet you are realizing how harmful your use has become. You have become more isolated, pushed people away, and no longer function the way that you used to. It's time to get your life back. I am able to help you break out of the cycle.
Oftentimes people don't get sober right away and it can be a process. Maybe you have tried in the past and feel ambivalent about abstinence. Maybe you just need someone to hold you accountable. Maybe you have been sober for awhile and need a therapist that understands the significance of recovery in your life. I will meet you where you are at in this process and work with you on your goals to start living again.
Feel The Difference
Chronic pain and/or illness can take over your life by impacting so many different aspects including daily functioning in work or school, relationships with family or friends, self-esteem, schedule, and goals for your future. When you are feeling overwhelmed and out of control, this can naturally increase fear and anger around your symptoms.
Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) is an approach that can help soften the relationship to your suffering. It is a revolutionary and science-backed treatment to help reduce chronic pain with a blend of somatic tracking, exposure, and mindfulness. Using the mind-body connection can help decrease and relieve pain signals that the brain sends out when it believes it's in danger.
PRT can work on retraining your brain and help you to be able have the space and focus for the other important parts of your life.
Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
I’d love to hear about why you’re considering therapy and learn about what’s on your heart and mind to see if we’d be a good fit.
I work with individuals via telehealth from all over California and am based in Los Angeles. Let’s connect!