Elza Boycheva (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I help clients from dysfunctional families heal from their past and overcome depression, anxiety, relationship problems, & eating disorders.

Psychotherapist in Seattle, WA

  • Free Initial Consultation
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  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

I work with clients who grew up in disconnected or dysfunctional families, which left them feeling rejected, alone, worthless, inadequate, powerless, not good enough, ashamed, hopeless, unlovable, or traumatized. Perhaps you had parents who were critical, judgmental, controlling, narcissistic, alcoholic, abusive, or codependent. Or perhaps your parents were distant, detached, and not around. In your current life, you may struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or body image/ED.

My Background and Approach

When you grow up in a dysfunctional family, many of your core emotional needs are not met - needs for love, affection, acceptance, belonging, safety, autonomy, healthy attachments, freedom to express your needs and emotions. These unmet needs lead to the development of negative beliefs about yourself and others - for instance, that you are unlovable or unworthy, that you are defective, that others will abuse and mistreat you, that you don’t belong, that you’re a failure or not good enough, etc. While these beliefs may be unconscious and you may be unaware of them on a day to day basis, they manifest themselves as depression, anxiety, and relational problems in your current life. I use therapeutic approaches that are specifically designed to help you identify these beliefs, understand their origin and how they impact your current life, and then process your past experiences on a deep level that helps you heal from them, build a healthier view of yourself, and form better relationships.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English


425-526-4141 Email Elza
Inner Quest Psychotherapy
Seattle, WA 98121

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