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.