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Yelena Akhtiorskaya is a Licensed Psychoanalyst practicing in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in offering insight-oriented psychotherapy across a range of mental health challenges, including relationship issues, work and life transitions, anxiety and negative thinking, depression, creative blocks, low self-esteem. Her patients often find themselves in situations where they feel stuck, whether in a difficult relationship or pattern of relationships, unfulfilling job, bad habit they can't break. They seek therapy to find a path towards resolving these issues and attaining a greater sense of ownership and contentment in their lives.
Yelena applies a psychodynamic approach to help her patients gain mastery and self-awareness, which includes working to understand how their mind works and taking an in-depth look at the important relationships that influenced how they see themselves. She supports her patients as they explore who they are and get to know all parts of themselves, including those parts that have been deemed shameful and walled off.
Yelena trained with the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society. She takes the time to listen closely to her patients and meet them where they are. Her job is to find a way to help in a way tailored to what’s right for the individual needs of everyone who enters her practice.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
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
Creative blocks & writer's block - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity
Yelena Akhtiorskaya is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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New York: 001194-01