Your Well-Being Is in Good Hands
"The wound is the place where the light enters you."
ALL ABOUT THERAPY
Personalized Attention for All Your Needs
I believe therapy can be revolutionary. Healing can occur when in connection to others and to self. Perhaps you're isolated or experiencing anxiety - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to live. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and I help to promote transformation with empathy and perspective. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
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 a traumatic experience - 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
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.