Elana Story (she/her)

LCSW

Welcome to my practice! I specialize in working with the LGBTQ++ communities,

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA

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About My Clients

I love working with activists, artists, queer youth, dreamers, spiritual leaders, helping professionals, children, families and parents. I provide both in-depth and short-term, focused psychotherapy. Areas of expertise include: LGBTQ issues, including coming out and LGBTQ children/teens Fertility and pregnancy, including struggles with infertility Trauma, including sexual trauma, rape and incest Spirituality and religion Parenting and family stressors Children and families, including parenting/

My Background and Approach

My therapy style is informed by evidence based practices and grounded experience, which I balance with humor. I provide both in-depth and short-term, focused psychotherapy. I love working with activists, artists, queer youth, dreamers, spiritual leaders, helping professionals, children, families and parents.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a queer, anti-racist ally who believes in changing the world alongside changing ourselves to align with our highest potential and deepest values. I am a creative. I believe that healing happens in right relationship. I believe transformation can happen anytime, and that self-exploration and self-care are important parts of being able to change the world. I believe that we can all deepen and improve our relationships with ourselves and with one another. I am more effusive than your traditional "blank slate" therapist. I also model healthy boundaries and open two-way communication. I am genuinely curious about your whole self as I listen deeply to the depth and breadth of your emotions and your story. I'll gently challenge you to move forward and out of being "stuck" or unhelpful holding patterns.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Victims of Crime (CalVCB)
I have experience with the following
  • Islam
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: Less than a year
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol
  • Rate: $95 - 150/session

Info

5106711297 Email Elana
2831 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

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