Elena Bennett


Elena Bennett


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 55653
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: Individual 50-minute sessions: $145; Initial 60-minute Individual Intake Session: $180
Couple/Family 60-minute sessions: $170; Couple/Family 85-minute sessions: $195;
Initial 90-minute Couple/Family Intake session: $225


4101 Medical Parkway
Suite 109
Austin, Texas 78756

My Approach to Helping

I approach therapy with compassion, care, and connection with clients. I believe that the most important quality in a therapist/client interaction is the relationship between the two. I build a strong alliance with clients in order to create trust so that self-discovery is possible.

My training and experience has taught me the value of exploring interpersonal relationships in psychotherapy and the powerful impact that self-discovery can have on our lives outside of therapy.

Therapy is a complex, highly individualized process that is different for everyone seeking therapy. I seek to understand, set, and meet goals with each person who enters therapy.

More Info About My Practice

While I do not accept insurance, I am happy to provide documentation of your sessions for out-of-network submission to your insurance company.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

For some, having the opportunity to talk and be heard by another person is rare and powerful. Many of us struggle with feeling unheard, unseen, and unhappy in the world and neurobiological research now informs psychotherapists in how to heal and mend these wounds in relationship with clients. Therapy can also serve as a safe place to "re-do" life. For example, someone comes to therapy with the goal of developing closer relationships. The therapist can serve as an unbiased observer on how this person approaches relationships in the therapeutic relationship. The therapist can also be helpful in asking questions and guiding the client toward understanding barriers to closeness, trust, and intimacy in the outside world. Therapy can be a safe "testing ground". Perhaps a person has ideas about how he or she is perceived or what traits he or she possesses. Honest feedback in a safe environment to challenge these core beliefs about ourselves is invaluable and eye-opening.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Women & men, adult children of abusive parents, teens, tweens, trauma survivors, people struggling with self-esteem, identity, and adjustment issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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