Elina graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky (2014) with a degree in Psychology and minors in Neuroscience & Business. After college Elina attended the Institute of Psychological Sciences (IPS) at Divine Mercy University. IPS is a graduate school dedicated to educating and training psychologists in a curriculum that is firmly rooted in the integration of the Catholic-Christian understanding of the human person and rigorous psychological science. Elina graduated in 2016 with her masters in Clinical Psychology.
Elina has worked with adults, adolescents, and children from diverse backgrounds and helped her patients navigate mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, reactions to traumatic events, grief, and addiction. She has aided parents in strengthening their parenting skills and confidence and helped children cope with difficult emotions or life transitions through Child Centered Play Therapy. She is also experienced with helping patients struggling with homelessness, life transitions, and difficult relationships.
Elina believes that every person has great strengths and was designed with a purpose. She strives to help people uncover their strengths, improve their resilience, discover their story, and live a more healthy and happy life.
Elina and her husband, Jonathon, have 3 beautiful children and their 4th due soon.
In the Summer of 2021 Elina transitioned out of clinical practice. Though she no longer sees patients, she is using her extensive training and experience by speaking to various groups (in-person or virtually) on topics such as: marriage, the effects of technology, parenting, improving mental health, responding to issues of homosexuality/gender identity, postpartum depression, work-life balance, the effects of physical health on mental health, how to increase resilience, and much more! To inquire about her speaking to your group, please contact the FRP/GSIB office at 502.303.1996 or firstname.lastname@example.org