Testimonials from current and former clients:

Elle is passionate about helping people live their best lives and she’s really good at it. I came to Elle over ten years ago during one of the most stressful periods of my life. She helped me navigate that tough time and I found our monthly conversations so valuable that I just kept coming—even after the issues I had been dealing with when we first met had been resolved. The paradigms she shares for approaching life help me have greater peace of mind and be more effective at work and in my personal endeavors. I consider my regular sessions with Elle as important to my overall well-being as eating right and going to the gym. She has made an immeasurable, positive contribution to my life.



Elle has changed my life by helping me focus on the positive instead of dwelling on my depression and my past. I found Elle after seeing other more traditional therapists and taking a variety of medications. She has helped me move away from a dependence on medication towards a life of more freedom and joy.

– SB


I am a 45-year-old woman who has been battling depression and addiction for the past 30 years.  It had gotten to the point where I would enter each new encounter with trepidation, hopelessness, and genuine dread.  Everything changed for me once I was referred to have a session with Elle Trapkin.  She is professional, well-educated, and a beautiful woman inside and out.  She treats me like a human being and not just a paycheck.  I have a crazy work schedule, and she is always willing to do a phone session if I am unable to make it into her office.  She is so relatable, caring, and professional all wrapped up together.  I feel so much lighter and freer after each session.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about her.  Don’t just walk, run to her, and make an appointment, and you will understand exactly what I am saying.  She is truly the best thing that has happened to me for the past two years.



I have been in and out of therapy for years. I never truly connected with anyone until I met Elle. She helped me immensely through a difficult divorce. I was also dealing with issues of repressed grief, and she helped guide me to rehab at a time in my life when I was dealing with a number of issues in an unhealthy way. She has been a great resource. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone seeking guidance or counsel.



I spent 65 years building my wall, behind which I thought I could survive without being “found out”. “Why waste my money and a therapist’s time when I’m old and don’t have that much time left?” I would tell myself. Thankfully, I went to Elle anyway!

Within months of seeing Elle, that wall began to crumble, and I am now emerging as strong, open and unafraid, eager to face the future and the unknown. I’m excited to put my new tools to use, and to experience situations that would previously cause me to react defensively by instinct. I never dreamed this could happen to me, as clichéd as that may sound. I can’t believe I thought I was too old to bother with it. My life has been irrevocably and beautifully changed.

– JO


I was seeing a doctor who suggested therapy would be good for me.  He referred me to Elle Trapkin, saying compared to other therapists “She is the best…what most therapist need three sessions to accomplish, she gets done in one.”  Adding that she has a knack for honing in on the true root of someone’s problems efficiently and effectively.  I trusted my doctor, and he was right!  I first started working with Elle on issues of depression after my career tanked.  As we worked through those issues, I realized that what I really wanted was a committed relationship.  I had dated some, but my relationships rarely lasted longer than a few months.  Elle helped me see that I had everything to do with how the relationship went, and I couldn’t make up excuses for them ending anymore.  I am now in a committed relationship for a year and Elle continues to help me see the changes I need to make (not my partner!) to have the relationship flourish.  I highly recommend Elle for anyone who wants to have a great relationship.  Her approach is gentle, yet firm.  She doesn’t let you off the hook with your excuses or blaming others for your situation, which is sometimes uncomfortable, but really worth the results.

– WD

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