Elaine Skoulas,MA, LMFT

Elaine Skoulas,MA, LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Los Angeles, California 90025
San Francisco, California 94108

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My Approach to Helping

I deeply believe in the power of therapy and that real transformation can happen in relationship when you are met with support, compassion, and attunement. I always invite honoring the authentic self, even when life gets messy and feelings are painful.

As someone who has always been attuned to people's emotions and conflicts, I know the value of providing a warm and inviting space where you feel seen, heard, and supported. Therapy can be that safe space for you to explore what you've been holding inside, especially if you feel like nobody else understands. So often in life and relationships, people are not feeling the validation that all humans need. I view this as a collaborative process, and I am committed to partnering with you to achieve your goals and empower you to live your best life.

My philosophy with therapy is that people are not their diagnoses or traumas. People need perspective, compassion, kindness, and depth they often don't receive in their daily lives. Therapy can help from the start to provide some of those unmet needs. Therapy can be hard work at times and also one of the best gifts to give yourself.

People and their stories are complex, and there is no one mold that fits all. Clients who get the most out of therapy with me are often motivated, curious, and sensitive individuals who have a strong desire to work on their personal growth. I use a very individualized approach to see how we can best support your needs.

More Info About My Practice

I am currently providing virtual therapy through a confidential and secure platform. Teletherapy can be more accessible, convenient, and comfortable from your own home.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Listen to yourself. We each have an instinct and you are the expert of your own life. What are your needs right now? Can you open up and be vulnerable with this persontherapist before you? An important part of therapeutic work can be to continue to strengthen that inner knowingness.

It is always helpful to find a therapist with the right credentials and training for what you are seeking, yet it is what you receive through the therapeutic relationship that helps to heal old wounds. Therapy provides a relationship of nurture and safety with attunement, connection, vulnerability, and truly being seen.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I often work with people with deep empathy who are natural caretakers. This can lead to prioritizing the care of others over yourself, stress, burn-out, and not getting your needs met. I work with individuals who identify as highly sensitive persons (HSP's), creatives, and healers.

    I work with people who have experienced trauma, have difficulty regulating their nervous system, or have high anxiety. I work to help resolve these challenges by using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). This helps to reprocess traumatic memories and negative beliefs to alleviate feelings of distress caused by triggers.

    I work with people experiencing chronic pain to help decrease psychogenic or neuroplastic pain using Pain-Reprocessing Therapy with the mind and body connection. I serve individuals with chronic illness and physical disabilities by supporting all life areas impacted.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Career Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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