Yelena  Senia

Yelena Senia

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Manchester practice (updated February 05, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self harm
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Yelena Senia is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Manchester, CT who specializes in trauma, including sexual assault, childhood trauma, single-incident trauma, and PTSD. She also specializes in depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and self-harm. She particularly enjoys working with college-age kids and females of all ages.

Yelena is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and trauma-focused therapy, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma. She also frequently integrates the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)/tapping, mindfulness, yoga, psychoeducation, and solution-focused therapy. Many of her sessions with DBT clients involve setting boundaries and discussing attachment, both inside and outside of therapy.

When working with clients with a history of trauma, she first spends time educating them on what is happening mentally and physically. She then offers coping strategies and encourages them to implement these tools into their daily lives. Her main goal is to make sure her clients feel safe and supported. She never wants them to feel overwhelmed or pressured to start talking about an experience before they are ready.

Yelena wants her clients to feel heard and seen as they begin their journey towards healing. Prior to working in private practice, she worked at the Journey House, a lock-down residential home for females on parole, and as part of the Mobile Crisis (211) team at the Wheeler Clinic. She looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

It is essential to feel listened to and understood from a place of compassion and humanness, a place in which the therapist simply holds space for you to be you, and guides you to a direction of self-reflection in order to tap into your true, authentic self.


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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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

Mindfulness - Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

Self harm - Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $120
  • Initial session: $180 (50min)

Therapist's note

Yelena can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Manchester practice

200 West Center Street

Unit C3

Manchester, CT 06040

  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 0:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2013 - Present

Journey House, Lock-down Residential Home for Females on Parole, 2012 - 2013

Wheeler Clinic, Mobile Crisis (211), 2009 - 2012

Wheeler Clinic, IICAPS, 2007 - 2009

Saint Joseph College, MA, 2007

Northeastern University, Masters program in ABA, 2001 - 2002

Eastern CT State University, BA, 2001


  • English
  • Russian

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