Elaina Barulic

Counsellor, US Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I offer relational therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. I also see clients who want to develop self-expression, creativity, or a clearer sense of purpose, & those struggling in relationships.


I am a psychotherapist in private practice in California. I have lived and studied in Europe and traveled extensively over the years. I enjoy working with folks who find themselves bridging multiple cultural identities, including expats. My approach is deeply informed by Jungian psychology, and a trust in the innate healing function of creative imagination.

My Approach

Psychotherapy is a practice of self-reflection. It can help you to better understand yourself and to make sense of unhelpful patterns you've been repeating. With greater self-awareness, you can learn to be less at odds with yourself, and to make more satisfying choices. My role is to accompany you in an introspective dialogue. I bring a non-judgmental focus and a natural curiosity, both to your story and to your personal way of making meaning from it. I have advanced training in Jungian Psychology, so I attend to parts of your personality that have been hidden from consciousness, and I work to help you uncover & develop the vitality there. I listen closely for repeated patterns in your behavior, thoughts and feelings, and for tendencies and assumptions that may be governing your life without your full awareness.

We may talk about your feelings, memories, current life and - if you like - your dreams, treating them as a doorway to your creative capacity and your deeper instincts. I am also somatically trained, so I sometimes add movement, mindfulness, or creative arts practices.

My Qualifications


2017 Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Somatic Focus - John F. Kennedy University, California, U.S.

2001 Rotary Cultural Ambassador Exchange Scholar - Europa-Universität Viadrina, Germany

1999 Bachelor of Arts in History - University of South Florida, U.S.


2019 - today: Licensed therapist (LMFT 115884) with private practice in San Francisco

2017 - 2019: Psychotherapy Intern, treating clients with Jungian methods at the Whitney Clinic, part of the CG Jung Institute of San Francisco

2016 - 2017: In-hospital Psychotherapy Trainee, treating patients with psychodynamic, somatic, & expressive arts therapies at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco




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