Elana Weiner

Elena Weiner

I work collaboratively with my clients, seeking to engage them as active participants in the therapeutic process. I have an active style, & work in a responsive & transparent way as I share my insights & observations with my clients. I’m committed to creating a comfortable, supportive, & respectful therapeutic atmosphere as I create a balance between safety & self-discovery. Having a psychoanalytic background, I work with to understand the deeper layers of meaning beneath repetitive behavioral or relational patterns my clients engage in. I join them in creating meaningful narratives to understand their struggles. I engage my clients in a curious, non-judgmental, & constructive exploration of their past.

Over 25 years of clinical practice, I’ve found find that understanding one’s problems is often not enough to bring about real change. Drawing on contemporary evidence-based approaches to effective treatment, I work in a goal-focused way. This involves collaborating with my clients in treatment planning, setting meaningful & manageable targets, anticipating challenges, & exploring obstacles to achieving goals & objectives. I aim to help my clients develop an increased sense of their own agency & empowerment. In support of this, I engage in psychoeducational work with my clients, openly sharing information & resources with them. This is complemented by helping my clients learn more effective coping strategies & skills to better manage their issues as they pursue happier & healthier living. 

I balance a focus on problems with a careful attention to client strengths. I help my clients become better able to recognize & give themselves credit for their own resources, worth & achievements. This is consistent with a strength-based & empowerment approach to therapy. Good treatment involves active collaboration & discussion about the process itself. To support this, I provide opportunities for regular check-ins about the treatment process & ongoing monitoring of progress toward goal achievement.

 

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Academic Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Grief or Loss
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem and Relationship Issues

LOCATION

308A Harvard Street, #4, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446

 

PRACTICE DETAILS

  • Cost per session: $250 for first two sessions (intake and evaluation), $200 thereafter
  • A reduced rate may be offered for clients with demonstrated need
  • Eligible for out-of-network benefits if you have a PPO plan

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • PsyD from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, 1995