Elena Gonzalez

MS, LMFT

Elena Gonzalez

MS, LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 97660
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • HMC Health Group
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Tricare West
  • United Behavioral Health
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

815 Mission Ave
Suite 204
Oceanside, California 92054

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My Approach to Helping

Have you experienced Trauma? Are you struggling with disturbing memories, nightmares, and flashbacks? Have you been struggling with depression, anxiety andor panic attacks? Do you feel angry, irritable and unable to control outbursts? Are you unsure if what you experienced was traumatic, but know you are finding difficult to cope? If you have gone through an unwanted, painful experience, you maybe finding it difficult to feel safe and stable. It may seem as though you are stuck reliving the traumatic event over and over again, especially when you are faced with a sight, sound, smell or other sensation that brings you back to the terror you felt. Trauma can be overwhelming and isolating , you are not alone or weak for what you are going through. Many people experience traumatic event at some point in their lives, sometimes without realizing it until years later. It is possible to forget or bury a traumatic experience until something else - such as a period of high stress, conflict in a relationship, or even a particular smell associated with what happened triggers all those feelings of fear and pain. EMDR is a form of Trauma Therapy developed in 1987. It incorporates elements from various treatment modalities and is proven to be highly effective for many types of emotional distress. EMDR helps connect what you know to what you feel. This allows your brain to process past experiences and begin to heal. EMDR has positive effects on how the brain processes information. It helps people let things go. Following an EMDR session, you can find that you no longer relive the trauma. While you can still recall that the incident happened, the incident will no longer upset you or disrupt your ability to live a fulfilling life.

More Info About My Practice

My office is conveniently located in Downtown Oceanside near 5 and 78 freeways. However due to Covid-19 situation, I currently offer Telehealth exclusively until resuming face to face sessions is deemed safe.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Immigration issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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