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Elana Christiansen | Empathy WorksAbout Elana

Elana Christiansen is currently offering telehealth and not in person sessions.

She a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her specialities include helping people heal from past trauma, complex PTSD, and overcoming issues with depression and anxiety.

She has additional training in modalities such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, and Brainspotting (BSP).

Elana started her career in psychology as a Crisis Intervention Specialist for the CSUN HelpLine for more than five years. She worked extensively as a therapist for at-risk children and their families in the foster care system.

Elana also serves as a volunteer Team Captain and counselor for the Freedom to Choose Foundation spending time in prison with people who are incarcerated in an experiential workshop format counseling and teaching them communication and life skills. Trauma is widespread in the foster care and prison systems and this experience has contributed to Elana’s ability to successfully support families in painful and difficult situations with empathy, caring, and compassion.