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Elena Balashova-Shamis PsyD

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What does a first session with you look like?

Testimonials: "Dr. Shamis has been a great help to me during some very difficult periods in my life. She is a great listener, insightful, thoughtful and caring. She gives balanced advice that is helpful in navigating the challenges we discuss. I have recommended her to my friends and I highly recommend her here as well." by JB "Dr. Shamis has an excellent bedside manner, is kind, understanding, patient and provides awesome resources that have helped along my journey! I have been seeing her for quite some time and am very pleased with the progression that has been made. It is awesome to be able to set goals and successfully accomplish them. I am looking forward to my continued evolution with the resources that are being shared!" by NC

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Personalised and integrative approach. Choice of multiple treatment modalities: CBT, Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Solution Focused, Coaching, Narrative, etc. I taught a variety of treatment modalities over 25 years to graduate and postgraduate students and can offer a patient-centered approach depending on the needs, situation and diagnosis.



Bipolar disorder

Child mental health

Coping Skills


General Expertise





Dissociative disorders

Eating disorders

Family issues

LGBTQIA related issues

In-Network Insurance

All Savers Insurance


First Session$350
Individual Therapy$350

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)


  • California, PsyD, PSY20104


Ryokan College

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Elena Balashova-Shamis, PsyD

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Elena Balashova-Shamis, PsyD, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Elena Balashova-Shamis accepting new clients?

Yes, Elena Balashova-Shamis is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Elena Balashova-Shamis accept insurance?

Yes, Elena Balashova-Shamis accepts insurance, including All Savers Insurance.

What types of therapy does Elena Balashova-Shamis offer?

Elena Balashova-Shamis offers therapy for individuals.

Does Elena Balashova-Shamis offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Elena Balashova-Shamis for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Elena Balashova-Shamis offer online therapy?

Yes, Elena Balashova-Shamis offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Elena Balashova-Shamis?

Elena Balashova-Shamis typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Elena Balashova-Shamis speak?

Elena Balashova-Shamis conducts therapy sessions in English and Russian.

Can I book an appointment with Elena Balashova-Shamis online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Elena Balashova-Shamis online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.