Starting now, you can begin a brand new journey toward a more positive path for yourself – one that’s filled with growth, well being, acceptance, and empowerment.
Those aren’t just buzzwords or some kind of unattainable dream – you can start down that path today.
My goal as a therapist is to find solutions that work for you on an individual basis, helping you to discover the true potential of your life, so everyday can be a celebration, and feel like a real ‘breath of fresh air.’ There may be no magic button or quick-fix solution when it comes to changing things from the past that have been difficult, but what we can do is work together to find comfort and resolve in the difficult areas of your life, and the challenges you have to face. Through various techniques and long-standing approaches with proven results, we’ll be able to figure out what behaviors and/or thoughts might be holding you back from living your best life, and finding meaning in everyday situations.
Whether you’re looking for support or guidance through a particularly difficult time, or you’re open to a real change in your life and where you’re going, together, we can work to achieve dreams, and meet your goals.
There is no ‘perfect person’ for this type of therapy. Anyone dealing with any type of behavioral or emotional issues, from depression to couple’s counseling, and everything in between, is welcome. You can rest assured that you will be in a comfortable, supportive, and encouraging environment, where the focus will be on you alone – there is no ‘cookie cutter’ way of doing things here, and your individual needs to achieve growth are the top priority.
Elena Spanos, LCSW
Practicing as a licensed therapist since 2000, and working as a therapist in the profession since 1997.
Ms. Spanos graduated from Hillsborough Community College in 1993 with an Associate in Science Degree in Human Services Technology. She then continued her education at the University of South Florida and earned a Bachelor of Social Work Degree. She has a Master of Social Work Degree specializing in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University. In 2000 she became a licensed therapist and began working in private practice in 2002. Her past work experience includes working as a therapist in schools, homes and outpatient therapy settings for several years. She has been a clinical supervisor for students from the University of South Florida, Saint Leo University, and Florida State University. Currently, she supervises registered interns who are preparing to become licensed therapists as well.
Ms. Spanos has certification in E-Therapy which enables the client to have therapy outside of the office by phone or video. Also, she has earned a certification in EMDR that enables her to help individuals who have experienced a traumatic event and/or have other mental health issues that they have not been able to overcome.