Elana Raphael-Tomkins, LCSW
Narrative of Services:
Elana Raphael-Tomkins provides evidence-based treatment serving adolescents, young adults, and adults including assessment/treatment of OCD, anxiety, co-occurring issues such as perfectionism and social skills difficulties, and more. She specializes in using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) including exposure and response prevention (ERP). She also incorporates acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational enhancement, and skills training. Approximately 50% of her clients have OCD spectrum disorders. She uses a collaborative approach, involving parent/family and other professionals.
Elana Raphael-Tomkins works with diverse clients from a wide range of ethnic/cultural backgrounds. Her clinical training is rooted in cultural competency and she has attended a variety of trainings, classes, and conferences focusing on the complexity of race, ethnicity, religion/spirituality, socioeconomic background, and gender identity.
Elana Raphael-Tomkins has 20 years of experience as a clinician. She obtained her graduate degree in Social Work while working at the Yale Child Study Center where she received in-depth training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and additional therapeutic approaches. She completed her clinical internship in a University counseling setting with a focus on anxiety disorders. She has obtained additional clinical training from the IOCDF BTTI, the IOCDF Training Institute, the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy, and consultation and supervision from the Yale OCD Clinic as well as senior psychologists in the field.