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Yelena Blank, Ph.D.
- Psychologist | PSY 28683
- | (if applicable)
- 451 N. Shoreline Blvd Suite 3 Mountain View, California 94043
- 440 Sherman Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94306
- (415) 758-1334
About Yelena Blank Ph.D.
- Alternative Sexuality & Lifestyle, Anxiety/Panic, BDSM/Kink, Depression, LGBQIA, Polyamory & Alt. Relationship Configurations, Trans and Gender Non-conforming, Trauma/PTSD, Violence/Abuse, Women's Concerns
- ADA Accessible Office
- CBT, Feminist, Mindfulness
- none currently, can provide superbill
- Cisgender Female
- Jewish, White/European American
I’m Dr. Yelena “Elaine” Blank, a clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in Palo Alto and Mountain View. I use evidence-based practices combined with a warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach to help you with sleep difficulties, trauma and PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
I am committed to inclusive practice. I welcome clients of all identities, especially those who may feel less welcome or accepted in other settings. I am LGBTQ+ affirming, sex-positive, and knowledgeable in non-traditional relationship structures. I do not assume that any part of your intersecting identities is the cause of your current difficulties; nor do I ignore the potential influences of discrimination and oppression on your mental health. My pronouns are she/her.
I speak geek. I am a self-identified geek/nerd and I understand how fandom can be a force in our lives, often for the good. I adore reading sci-fi/fantasy, building complicated Lego sets, and cosplaying as obscure characters.
I believe in science. I utilize practices and techniques that have been shown by scientific research to help with your specific symptoms and concerns. In areas where the science is still developing, I extrapolate from the available knowledge to bring you the best possible treatment options.
I primarily use CBT and mindfulness in my work, along with elements of ACT. My approach is warm, goal-directed, and collaborative. I come from a strength-based perspective and work with you to identify skills you already have and ways to build on those strengths.