Meet Elena Semenek: an International Speaker, a psychologist, a life coach, and the founder of the Psychology of Happiness YouTube channel.
Elena is a survivor of severe childhood divorce and emotional neglect, who was able to break her detrimental cycle, find her Mr. Right, create a loving, caring, profound relationship and manifest her dream of becoming a motivational coach.
Elena has integrated her 15+ years in psychology with her personal life experience and now she is inspiring millions of people around the world helping them to become authentic, and truly enjoy their lives.
Hi, I would like to share my personal story with you, so you can trust me to be your guide in your path to happiness.
I am a psychologist. I’ve been learning about relationships since September 2001 when I started my degree in psychology back in Russia. Receiving an official degree didn’t stop me from learning. I was expanding my knowledge every day. Every psychological method and approach that I’ve learned was about relationships: the relationship with yourself, romantic relationships, generational conflicts, toxic relationships, you name it.
Relationships is one of the most complicated topics in psychology. This is something that can harm us and cause irreversible trauma and yet, relationships are something that can HEAL us, fulfill us and make us kind and the most compassionate human being.
I was raised in a broken family where my parents were constantly fighting since I was 3 years old. My father cheated on my mom and he had a drinking problem. I remember running after him on multiple occasions when he was chasing my mom threatening to kill her.
My mom was too emotionally involved with my dad’s behavior, and she was very young when they got married. So, she didn’t reflect on my emotions at all. My mom didn’t help me to process my fears. I was on my own. I was a neglected child who was terrified every night lying in bed and hoping that my Dad would come home sober.
My parents divorced when I was 11. My mom actually blamed me for not getting the divorce earlier because I had asked her not to when I was years old .
As an adult I ended up in a toxic relationship myself. My 1st toxic relationship started in high school. Then another one in college. Then another one in the university. Then I married a toxic person. Once I told my ex-husband that I wanted to be a motivational speaker and he laughed at me. I buried my dream somewhere deep inside of me for 10 years and became a web designer instead.
Because of my ex-husband I am living in America. Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful for that. All toxic relationships have their good parts and happy moments. That’s one of the reasons why people don’t leave their abusers.
After the divorce, I’ve met an incredible guy who turned out to be a narcissist. Another toxic relationship.
I spent years in personal therapy, trying different approaches, personally experiencing the theory that I have learned during my psychology degree. I was a member of various healing groups as well.
This year, in January 2022, I celebrated 5 years of togetherness with my husband. I can proudly call myself one of the happiest women in the world, who was able to end a toxic cycle of getting into wrong relationships and to find her Mr. Right. I am sincerely happy in my marriage. I have a beautiful one year old daughter and 2 stepdaughters. I am back to my dream and I am living it right now.
I am sharing my knowledge with you!
My Degree and Specialty
- The founder of Psychology of Happiness
- Graduated as a Social and Political Psychologist from the Ural State University in Russia (2004).
- Received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2005
Within the last 15 years, I’ve been studying different methods of psychology including:
- Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), in simple words, this is about our behavior patterns, thinking errors, false logic, and belief system. The ability to reprogram our brain for success and happiness.
- Family Psychology and Family Constellations
- Graduated from the Initiation Institute of Male and Female Maturity
- I specialize in childhood trauma, marriage counseling, all types of addictions (including overweight problems)
- I also specialize in a all type of romantic relationships
Have questions? Contact me:
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/psychologyofhappiness
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esemenek
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esemenek
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
And a little bit more truth about me. I used to be an extreamly anxious person and didn’t even realized it. In the video below, I share my success story of how I got rid of anxiety and found harmony within.