Ms. Elina Rudoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Ms. Rudoy has been working with individuals with dual diagnoses for the past 15 years. Her work is her life’s passion and she loves helping people create the life that they want for themselves. Elina has a Bachelors from the University of Santa Cruz, where she majored in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. She is an eclectic therapist, which means that she doesn’t stick to any one approach. Elina uses different approaches based on my client’s specific needs. Some of the approaches that she uses are CBT, psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused therapy, supportive therapy, client-centered therapy, and humanistic therapy to name a few.
In your sessions, the two of you will engage in an open process where you can safely explore your feelings, thoughts, beliefs, wishes, and behaviors. Her expertise will help you to understand the underlying causes of your current difficulties. In therapy, together you will clarify how your emotions and thoughts impact your everyday experiences and relationships, and Elina will work with you to solve problems by identifying patterns that may be connected to your distress. She believes through therapy, as awareness is raised and insights are established, shifts and changes can be made for the betterment of your life.
Her areas of experience are substance abuse, anxiety, and depression.
She specializes in the following issues: Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, Bipolar II Disorder, relationship issues, self-esteem, life adjustments, and teaching coping skills.
She does not treat: OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Elina works with individuals over the age of 18 years old.
Elina looks forward to working with you!
University of Santa Cruz
Ms. Rudoy received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Santa Cruz
University of San Francisco
Ms. Rudoy earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco
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