Elza Boycheva (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I help clients from critical, dysfunctional, or abusive families overcome depression, trauma, relationship problems, and/or eating concerns.

Psychotherapist in Seattle, WA

About My Clients

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

My Background and Approach

When you have such life experiences, 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 & 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, relational problems, eating disorders 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 process your past experiences on a deep level that helps you heal from them, build a healthier view of yourself, and form better relationships.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My practice is a safe, affirming, and inclusive place for all - I warmly embrace diversity in all its forms and welcome people from the BIPOC community, LGBTQI+ community, trans community, and all others regardless of race, ethnicity, ability status, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or spiritual/religious beliefs.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Languages: English


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

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