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Elene Drakonakis Therapy Austin

Elene Drakonakis, LCSW-S

Senior Counselor

“There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.” Guy Gavriel Kay

Contemplating any change can be daunting, but here you are, reaching out, exploring. Change takes time, and seeing a therapist can be the first step along a new path. We can go at your pace, walking together on a path you determine. Whether you are looking at a life transition, grieving a loss, or dealing with a chronic illness, together we will begin the process of examining where you are, working together to shift to a place that brings you fulfillment and to help you reach your goals.

I work from a client-centered approach, understanding that we each come with our own strengths and challenges. I offer a collaborative and encouraging space utilizing techniques from a variety of theoretical frameworks including a narrative approach, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in the fields of mental health, grief and loss, substance abuse, chronic illness, hospice, and HIV/AIDS. I am experienced working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds and am an LGBTQ ally.

A little about me: I really encourage laughter with clients and in my own life journey. I share a house with 3 boys (one is middle-aged) and a very large fluffy dog. I have a wild garden full of local volunteer plants. I have a passion for all things creative and get way more excited about my kids’ science fair projects than they do.

I want to hear your story. If you are interested in working together, please reach out to me at 512/201-4501, ext. 212.

More about Elene

Area of Expertise

Personal Growth and Life Transitions

Grief and Loss

CBT, Strengths-Based, Narrative Approach


Individual Counseling
Couples Counseling


Central Main
Central Annex

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Substance Abuse
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual expression
Questions about Gender
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Career Transitions
Chronic Illness
Caregiver Fatigue
Death & Dying
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia

Techniques & Experience

Career counseling
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Familiar with substance abuse
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience


Warm & caring
Career counseling
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Decades of life experience
Experienced in raising children
LGBTQ friendly
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Familiar with substance abuse
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys treating young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
Additional Info

Contact Elene

512-201-4501 ext 212
Work with Elene


  • Main
    1415 W. 51st St, #1
    Austin, TX 78756
  • North
    8500 Shoal Creek Bldg. 4 #202
    Austin, TX 78757
  • Highland
    505 E Huntland Drive, #320
    Austin, TX 78752
  • Banister Lane
    4009 Banister Lane, #430
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Slaughter Lane
    1213 W. Slaughter Lane, #130
    Austin, TX 78748
Monday - Friday
6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 8pm

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