Elane de Vos, Ph.D
Lead Therapist at Evoke Therapy Intensives
Elane’s orientation is predominantly experiential and rooted in Depth Psychology. Elane's warmth, empathy, and collaborative spirit is evident in her commitment to help clients find their inner authority and explore the stories that formed their attachment patterns.
Education & Prior Work Experience
Elane is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She earned her Master's in Psychology from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. After relocating from South Africa to the United States, she earned her Doctorate in Psychology with a Jungian Specialization, through Saybrook University in California. Elane is passionate about psychology and immerses herself in the further studies of her field as a student at the International Psychotherapy Institute attending intensive study courses such as the Jung Institute in Zurich and the Tavistock Clinic in London. She has also presented at the International Jungian Conference in Cape Town as well as The American Mental Health Counselors conference in Florida.
Elane collaborates with her clients using a psychodynamic lens through which she explores unconscious patterns that influence behavior. Her client's self-awareness is enhanced through working symbolically through childhood, adolescence, and midlife challenges and transitions. She has extensive experience helping clients make meaning from personal struggle by connecting to the story of the "Hero's Journey," and committing to the discovery of Self as a foundation for healing and personal transformation. Elane frequently utilizes modalities such as dream analysis, active imagination, and mindfulness (polyvagal breathing) to help clients deepen insight, increase resiliency, and explore creative methods to improve emotional regulation.
She loves people, culture, reading and traveling. She grew up in South Africa, lived in Holland and Australia and is a proud citizen of the United States now. She speaks English and Afrikaans fluently and would love to practice her Dutch and German with prospective clients!