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Dr. El

Aloha, Hello, Hola, Salam, Привет, & こんにちは I'm Dr. Elnur Gajiev—better known by most simply as Dr. El. I am a clinical psychologist, a poet, an educator, a consultant, a coach, and a community collaborator. Essential to each of these roles is my commitment to embracing and empowering all those I encounter towards lives filled with meaning, purpose, connection, growth, and love. In my approach, I draw inspiration from many sources—from the martial arts & mindful movement practices to experiences in academia & organizational leadership, to the creative & expressive arts and, of course, the potent healing inherent in nature & the great outdoors. I strongly believe that fostering an integration of empirically-efficacious practices and principles with those unique strengths that live innately within each of us catalyzes truly meaningful, impactful, and sustainable growth. And so, I offer my expertise and guidance to help connect individuals, collectives, communities, and organizations to their highest values as we navigate the inevitable crests and troughs of life together with a sense of integrity, flexibility, purpose, and a healthy bit of humor. Presently, I am licensed as a Psychologist in the States of Hawai'i and New York, and offer both Individual and Group Telehealth sessions as well as In-Person Retreats throughout the United States and abroad. For those interested in exploring Poetry Therapy with me, please note that I am currently developing more opportunities to offer that practice online. I would be happy to provide you with more information if you would like. Thank you for venturing forth as you have and I am eager connect with you soon to support the growth that lies just ahead. With all my very best, Dr. El
Elnur Gajiev, PsyD
Psychologist, Poet, Educator

How I Serve Best

  • Life Transitions
  • Life Coaching
  • Existential Crisis
  • Men's Issues
  • Stress
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Mood Disorders
  • Coping Skills


  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
  • Experiential & Integrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Organizational Consultation
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Creative Psychology
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Insurance Accepted

  • HMSA
  • HMAA
  • UHA


  • Hour Session: $200 - $250

“Dr. El has been one of the kindest therapists I have ever worked with. He made it so much easier to access and embrace my authentic self through our time together, and I deeply appreciated his diverse approach to best fit my style along my healing journey.”

Former Client

“As a consultant, Dr. El brought a definitive sense of purpose and clarity to the concerns we were working hard to resolve. His direction was greatly bolstered by the way he underlined and valued our organizational culture and illuminated our inherent gifts.”

Former Client

“It was both an honor and a pleasure to collaborate with Dr. El on a variety of projects for our community. His dedication to excellence and willingness to ask the hard questions allowed us to bridge gaps we hadn't before imagined. We recommend him to everyone.”

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Hilo, HI 96720

New York

New York, NY 10023

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