Elena Thomopoulos, PhD Licensed Psychologist Dr. Elena Thomopoulos is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of adults experiencing chronic medical illnesses, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, and life transitions. Dr. Thomopoulos believes in a collaborative approach, working with her clients to build a safe and supportive environment where positive changes can be made. In therapy, Dr. Thomopoulos’s compassion and empathy are fueled by her integrative approach pulling from humanistic, cognitive, and psychodynamic therapies. She aims to apply evidenced based techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) to alleviate symptoms, and better understand the origins of our challenges and difficulties. Her goals for her clients are to help them navigate life obstacles and build a repertoire of coping strategies to combat negative thinking patterns and promote positive and empowering thoughts. Dr. Thomopoulos received her training from some of the most well-established hospitals including NYC Health + Hospitals – Bellevue, Veteran Affairs – New Jersey Health Care, and Hackensack Meridian Health. She has had years of experiences working with college students, veterans, healthcare workers, adults with chronic medical conditions and illnesses, and caregivers. Throughout her experiences, Dr. Thomopoulos has gained skills and knowledge treating adults of various ages, cultural backgrounds, and levels of psychological functioning. Her exposure has provided her with unique experiences with trainings and education in a variety of therapeutic modalities and treatments including cognitive behavioral therapies, biopsychosocial approaches, trauma-focused therapies, person-centered approaches, and interpersonal therapy. Dr. Thomopoulos holds a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University where she majored in Biology, Psychology, and Religion. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University. She achieved her Doctor of Philosophy in counseling psychology from Seton Hall University. Dr. Thomopoulos completed her pre-doctoral internship from Veteran Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, and additionally completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Hackensack Meridian Health’s Neuroscience Institute.