Shelena Yarukhina, Therapist in Washington — Zencare
Shelena  Yarukhina
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Shelena Yarukhina


Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC-A
Washington Waitlist Online
Updated September 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Career counseling
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Work stress

Professional statement

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, I provide counseling to individual adults. My focus in therapy is to create a space where my clients can breathe and heal. While I look at the situation through Attachment Theory lens, I combine evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Neuropsychology interventions to help them achieve the best results.

I work with anxiety and depression caused by major life events. I have a particularly deep understanding of the emotional challenges of immigration and parenthood. In our sessions, clients and I concentrate on their immediate experience and learn how to shift the pattern of initial responses to life events. The goal is to find or develop coping strategies to achieve the client’s desired outcome.

With my clients, we learn how the client’s brain and nervous system react to stressors, and create a map of such responses for potential adjustment or acceptance. We also focus on finding self-destructive cognitive patterns and how they contribute to the client’s negative life experiences. Attachment theory helps me to create a healing connection to make the change possible.


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)

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Shelena Yarukhina 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: $150 (50min)


Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Antioch University Seattle, MA in Clinical Mental Health, 2021


Washington: MC61225834