Elena D Covo
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Elena D Covo

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California, New York Accepting Online
Updated October 4, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Women's issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Elena Covo is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and founder of Wellness Journey, Marriage & Family Therapy, PLLC, based in New York. She provides individual therapy to clients who are experiencing a life transition, who may be suffering from anxiety, stress or depression. Specialized in eating disorders, Elena helps individuals overcome their body image issues while healing their relationship with food. Elena also provides family and couples therapy focusing on changing relationship patterns, and improving communication skills.

Elena has a strong experience working with clients who are struggling with self-esteem and self-confidence issues, often triggered by the stress of their lives, potential relationship conflicts, as well as the difficulty in finding the right balance between their personal and work life. In a safe environment, Elena accompanies her clients through their wellness journey, by gaining confidence in their choices, creating meaningful relationships, and feeling more connected within themselves.

Elena has had the opportunity to study and work in two different countries, with a diverse population coming from different backgrounds, allowing her to be more attuned to cultural differences, and the uniqueness of each individual. Elena’s therapeutic approach is rooted in Psychodynamic and attachment theory. While focusing on presenting matters, she also helps her clients connect some experiences from the past to present patterns, struggles and relationship issues. Elena also uses DBT techniques, as well as mindfulness to help her clients regulate their emotions, be more grounded, and feel more in control over their feelings.


Message to clients

Seeking therapy, or asking for help is not an easy step. And yet, if you are here, it is probably because you are looking for some answers, guidance, and a trustful environment where you can talk about whatever difficult situation you are going through. By taking the first step, you are showing courage and together we can help you learn to embrace your individual strengths to better cope with life hardships.

In a warm, safe, and empathetic environment, I help people gain confidence, feel more in control of their own lives, and get a better understanding of what they want for themselves. My clients and I work together toward identity growth, and a better sense of self. I am dedicated to help you embrace your personal strengths, gain insight, and develop effective ways of coping with life transitions, stress-related events, and relationship matters.

J'offre également des thérapies individuelles et de couples en Français pour ceux qui le souhaitent. Je suis née en France, j'ai fais mes premières études de Psychologie à Paris, spécialisée en Psychanalyse. Je crée un espace d’écoute dans lequel mes client se sentent soutenu, entendu et respecté. Je vois la thérapie comme une découverte et une exploration de soi-même, accompagné par un professionnel qui peut vous aider à mettre les mots sur des difficultés du quotidien. Ensemble nous pouvons clarifier vos objectifs, identifier les difficultés qui vous empêchent d'avancer, et trouver ensemble une manière de surmonter ces obstacles.


Specialties

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating. Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman. Provide support around postpartum stress and depression.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Elena Covo is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $170 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $230 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $230 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

I offer a sliding scale based on financial need and subject to availability.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Golden Gate University, Masters Marriage Family Therapy, 2015
Paris Diderot University (Paris VII), Masters in Clinical Psychology, 2009


Licensure

New York: 001598


Languages

English

French