Hey there, I’m Elena Schmeising (pronounced SHMY-zing), a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Denver, Colorado. I’m a queer, sex-positive therapist specializing in working with LGBTQIA+ and non-monogamous clients.
Whether you're struggling with mental health or relationship issues, moving through a difficult life transition, seeking coping or communication skills, or continuing on your journey of self-discovery, you don't have to do it alone. Wherever you are on your path, I will meet you there and support you every step of the way as we work collaboratively toward your goals.
My approach is based in narrative and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I believe in the power of genuine interpersonal connection to facilitate change and aim to create a safe container where emotions, beliefs, and identities can be explored and expressed in session. I work from a humanistic, social justice perspective and strive to honor each individual’s cultural and historical context, as well as acknowledge the impacts of institutions and systems.
I bring authenticity, curiosity, and humor to my practice as a therapist, and I firmly believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in determining the success of our work together. Reach out to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to chat with me first to see if we're a good fit!