Elaine Skoulas

Marriage and Family Therapist, M.A., LMFT
 therapist: Elaine Skoulas,
Online in California
I strongly believe in the power of therapy and the ability to create lasting, positive change at any stage in life. If it feels like you have been stuck in some of the same patterns including problem behaviors and similar relationships, the good news is that change is possible. With a deeper examination of your rich life experiences, the influences of society and culture, and the people who have been key players in your life, we can help deepen insight. Benefits of therapy can help with improved communication and relationships and you can begin to feel more capable of handling distress or difficult circumstances.

Client Focus

Session Format: Group, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Asian, Persons with Disabilities, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
Approach Description: I use a heart-centered and compassionate approach. I believe trust and safety are ultimately the most important experiences in the therapy space to be able to process original wounding and trauma. Healing happens when met with true attunement. I use psychodynamic therapy to help look at relationships patterns including family of origin for a deeper understanding of who you are and how you relate to others. I am EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) trained and use this for traumatic experiences including childhood/developmental trauma to alleviate distressful trauma responses, anxiety, and negative core beliefs. I also have a certification in Pain Reprocessing Therapy which uses a mindbody approach to change the relationship with chronic pain and anxiety. I work with substance use challenges using my years of experience working in various levels of treatment care.

Education & Credentials

Elaine Skoulas M.A., LMFT
  • Female
  • License # LMFT126670
  • Licensed in California
  • Practicing Since 2015
Education: B.A. in Psychology and Addiction Studies M.A. in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Psychological Trauma Studies


  • Average Session Fee 220
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • I offer a few lower fee spots for those who would otherwise be unable to pay my full fee. I believe that mental health care should be accessible and try to work with individuals on a case-by-case basis around their needs. **Sliding scale spots are currently full. I try to keep this updated, but you can always inquire.
  • Out of Network
  • I am an out-of-network provider and can offer a courtesy superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

Elaine Skoulas Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: Using secure, confidential teletherapy platform
Elaine Skoulas Practice Description
People will often seek therapy when surviving some of the most challenging times in their life. I believe in your inner resourcefulness and resiliency and aim to tap into the tools that you already have with a strength-based approach. I work with a compassionate and collaborative practice to help best fit your goals and needs for therapy. Clients who get the most out of therapy with me are often motivated, curious, and sensitive individuals who have a strong desire to work on their personal growth. I’m most inspired by the humans that I work with every day that show tremendous resilience and resourcefulness with life’s challenges. I often work with individuals that identify as empaths, creatives, health professionals, highly sensitive persons (HSP), caretakers, and healers.

Practice Overview

San Jose, CA
Sacramento, CA
Available online
8 Years Experience
Group, Individual

Office Hours

8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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