Yelena  Akhtiorskaya
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Yelena Akhtiorskaya

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Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Cobble Hill Accepting In-person
Updated February 12, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Creative blocks & writer's block

Professional statement

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.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Yelena Akhtiorskaya is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $175

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
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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Cobble Hill practice
26 Court St, Suite 1412, Brooklyn, New York 11242
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
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Licensure

New York: 001194-01


Languages

English

Russian