Elana Morgulis, Therapist in Oakland, California — Zencare
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Elana Morgulis

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Piedmont Avenue, San Rafael Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 5, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Communication issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Women's issues
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Elana Morgulis is a psychotherapist based in Northern California. She works with individuals and couples in her online practice. Many of Elana’s clients come to address anxiety, life transitions, trauma, relationship issues, and work stress. Elana is particularly passionate about helping people struggling with codependency and self-criticism. She also has advanced training in infertility and perinatal issues.


Elana is trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Psychotherapy, and holistic practices such as meditation and yoga. Her integrative approach allows clients to explore thoughts, beliefs, and patterns of behavior as well as dynamics in relationships with openness and non-judgment. Her depth helps to identify the root cause of challenges and liberate stuck parts that are holding the client back. Her style is holistic as she pays attention to the mind, body, and spirit.

In session, Elana may offer mindfulness tools that can be used in stressful situations. She’s skilled in helping clients identify their mental, emotional, and relational needs, so they can set healthy boundaries where they're needed. She also loves offering guidance on journaling and affirmations that can be used outside of session.

Her clients most often report feeling more confident and peaceful. They make decisions with clarity and alignment with their values. They report having more tools to navigate life and relationships. Overall, her approach allows clients to take better care of themselves, to develop self-awareness, and feel more empowered in their lives.


Elana's style is compassionate, intuitive, and practical. When clients first start therapy, she focuses on creating a safe relationship, understanding what’s going on, and setting goals and intentions together.

Elana received her M.A. from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She has 10 years of experience. Outside of private practice, she loves hiking, travel, espresso, and recording guided meditations.


Message to clients

Life and relationships can be hard. There doesn’t have to be something “seriously wrong” in order to seek support. You may notice something feels off, you feel stuck, anxious, or you just don’t feel like yourself. With the fast pace of modern life it can feel hard and counter-intuitive to consider slowing down and tending to yourself.

Therapy is a safe space for you to explore what’s going on, and to express yourself without fear of judgment, retaliation, criticism, or rejection. It’s been my personal and professional experience that therapy can not only be cathartic and help us know and understand ourselves better, but it can also be deeply transformative.

The goal of therapy as I see it, is to find confidence in being your authentic self, and to feel comfortable in your own skin while gaining personal insight and learning tools to cope with and regulate through difficult emotions. I listen and encourage your self-expression as we process life together. I believe awareness is the key to creating change, and compassion is the key to healing our wounds.

I often imagine myself sitting beside you rather than across from you because I walk this path with you offering unconditional care, tools, and wisdom.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents

Insurance

Elana Morgulis is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $140 - $175
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $185 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I understand that therapy is an investment, and while I do offer a comparable rate for California, I do offer a sliding scale for those who can't manage my normal rate.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm to 8pm
  • Tue 12pm to 7pm
  • Wed 12pm to 5pm
  • Thu 11am to 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Piedmont Avenue practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

San Rafael practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Private Practice, Marriage & Family Therapist, 2017 - Present
Namaste Yoga & Wellness, Yoga Teacher & Reiki Healer, 2015 - 2019
La Cheim School, Marriage & Family Therapist, 2014 - 2018
Center for Creative Growth, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, 2011 - 2014
Deliver Me Wellness, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, 2012 - 2014
Yogalution Movement & Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, 2009 - 2011


Licensure

California: 99751


Languages

English