Elene Drakonakis, Therapist in Connecticut — Zencare
Elene  Drakonakis

Elene Drakonakis

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Connecticut, Texas Accepting Online
Updated October 25, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Elene Drakonakis is a clinical social worker with experience in mental health, grief and loss, chronic illness and substance use counseling. At U Are Heard, she will be working with students in high school and college through a virtual platform. She will focus on organization skills and the many challenges of "adulting" as well as helping with coping strategies for issues like anxiety, depression, and ADHD.


Message to clients

Contemplating any change can be daunting, but here you are, reaching out, exploring. Change takes time, and seeing a counselor can be the first step along a new path. We can go at your pace, walking together on a path you determine. 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 CBT and Brief Solutions Focused 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.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Elene Drakonakis 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: $185 (45min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 27 years

U Are Heard, Clinician, 2022 - Present
Therapy Austin, Staff Counselor, 2019 - Present
Wild Garden Counseling, psychotherapist, 2019 - Present
Hospice Austin, Team Lead, 2016 - 2019
Project Transitions, Hospice Coordinator, 2003 - 2016

Boston University, Master of Social Work, 1995
University of Connecticut, BA , 1993


Licensure

Connecticut: 12120

Texas: 30162


Languages

English