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Elene Drakonakis, LCSW-S
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Sorry! Elene is not accepting new clients at this time.

“There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.” Guy Gavriel Kay

Contemplating any change can be daunting, but here you are, reaching out, exploring. Change takes time, and seeing a therapist can be the first step along a new path. We can go at your pace, walking together on a path you determine. Whether you are looking at a life transition, grieving a loss, or dealing with a chronic illness, together we will begin the process of examining where you are, working together to shift to a place that brings you fulfillment and to help you reach your goals.

I work from a client-centered approach, understanding that we each come with our own strengths and challenges. I offer a collaborative and encouraging space utilizing techniques from a variety of theoretical frameworks including a narrative approach, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in the fields of mental health, grief and loss, substance abuse, chronic illness, hospice, and HIV/AIDS. I am experienced working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds and am an LGBTQ ally.

A little about me: I really encourage laughter with clients and in my own life journey. I share a house with 3 boys (one is middle-aged) and a very large fluffy dog. I have a wild garden full of local volunteer plants. I have a passion for all things creative and get way more excited about my kids’ science fair projects than they do.

I want to hear your story. If you are interested in working together, please reach out to me at 512/201-4501, ext. 212.

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MORE ABOUT Elene

Rates

Starts at $150/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Personal Growth and Life Transitions

Grief and Loss

CBT, Strengths-Based, Narrative Approach

Specializations

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

Central Annex
Central Main
Highland
Offsite

Works With

Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Communication Issues
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Divorce
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Grief & Loss
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Parenting
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Premarital Issues
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Substance Use
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
CBT oriented
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Gottman Method
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying

Qualities

Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Career counseling
CBT oriented
Decades of life experience
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Experienced in raising children
Familiar with substance abuse
Friendly & direct
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Motherly
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Warm & caring

ADDITIONAL INFO

Contact Tessa

512-201-4501 ext 212

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