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Elene Johas Teener is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Santa Cruz, CA. Her psychotherapy practice over the last 30 years has included adults, couples, families, groups, and parental consultations.

She completed postgraduate training in EMDR, Internal Family Systems and is using the extremely effective research validated Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. She also uses treatment modalities such as hypnosis, gestalt, bioenergetics and mindfulness meditation.

Elene has worked in many aspects of mental health: running several non-profits, the Family Services Agency, the Suicide Prevention Center, as well as the Mendocino County and Placer County mental health extended care programs.

Her areas of special interest include working with adults with histories of neglect, trauma, and abuse. Working with couples and family to create secure and satisfying relationships. She helps couples stop negative cycles, rebuild trust and closeness, and understand how to apply the science of love.

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