Elena White (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I’m a therapist in Los Angeles who works with anxiety, depression and/or identity issues resulting from having a narcissistic caregiver.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

About My Clients

In this increasingly “good vibes only” culture, do you feel that you need to hide parts of yourself in order to fit in or be included in the group? Do you feel like you’re either too much or not enough? Like you’re the black sheep in your family or with your friends? You may have been thrown into an adult role as a child, having to emotionally care for your parent or caregiver, at the expense of your own emotional development, growth, or even safety. If this sounds familiar, there is hope.

My Background and Approach

I utilize a supportive, psychodynamic approach, which primarily means that I am interested in both your past and your present, in order to help you work toward a more content future. I believe that our earliest relationships have the most significant influence on how we view our world and our places in it. Once we identify these influences and patterns, we are able to adjust, reframe, and heal from them. You may think, “I’ve already discussed this with my old therapist,” or “I’m not interested in looking to the past, I need to focus on the future.” You want to reevaluate who and what you want in your life. I can help you sort through what is important to you. We can also work on helping you find relief from burnout, exhaustion, insecurity, and lack of boundaries. Therapy is a relationship like no other, and my own experiences have helped prepare me to help others gain confidence, hope, and finding their most authentic and comfortable selves.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am passionate about working with people who feel isolated or different, or that they are either too much or not enough for the world around them. Learning self-confidence, self-acceptance, and freedom from judgement can be daunting, and I am committed to helping clients reach their goals. I want to understand clients in their own contexts and cultures, and I believe that our healing is our right.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180 - 220/session


510-686-3497 Email Elena
50 N Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
, 90026

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