Alex DS Ellis

(MA, MFT)

About Me

Hi! Welcome. I'm so glad you made the effort to reach out for help today. It is a courageous step. I would like to work with you and help you get to feeling better.

I started crisis counseling in 1979 with Cedars-Sinai Rape Response in Los Angeles. A few years later we were responding to victims of all violent crime, not just sexual assault. I attended California State University, Northridge and studied Theatre Arts and Women's Studies. After I graduated I enrolled in Antioch University, Los Angeles and where I earned my master’s degree in clinical psychology. After five years of counseling internships I received my Marriage and Family Therapist license in 1991, the same year I had my daughter.

I moved to the Eastern Sierra part of California which is a rural area and worked for Child Welfare Services for more than twenty years. I have worked for a couple of local non-profits including one for hospice as well as a domestic violence and sexual assault agency. I have also worked for the Bishop Paiute Tribe.

I have enjoyed working with teenagers and helping resolve family conflicts. I am certified in Anger Management, Workplace Bullying and Grief Recovery. I enjoy helping people learn their value and be able to treat themselves with patience and kindness, and well as develop the skills needed for self-comfort and self-calming. I want to assist people in helping themselves to feel better and increase their enjoyment of life. Life is certainly a challenge and we all need help along the way: We are not meant to go through life alone, with no support. We all need a helping hand.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 31

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #27998 (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Reviews

Written by E.N. on Apr 15, 2019 after counseling with Alex for 7 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

My experience with Better help has been life changing. Alex Oschrin has helped me at a time in my life that I was feeling overwheled and emotionally drained. After working through things with Alex, I finally feel like myself again and confident about facing challenges that may come my way. She has given me tools to grow and continue to grow into the kind of person I only dreamed of being. This has improved my outlook on life and relationships with the people I care about.

Written by I.F. on Dec 22, 2018 after counseling with Alex for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Alex is a very empathetic therapist. She provides enough space for me to be heard, which makes me feel so much better at the end of the day.

Written by B.R. on Dec 16, 2018 after counseling with Alex for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

She is very friendly and supportive. I appreciate the timely manner in which she responds and the personal interest shown.

Written by B.L. on Aug 29, 2018 after counseling with Alex for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, eating, self esteem, and career

Alex is amazing. She listens and I mean LISTENS! She always gets what I’m going through, it’s uncanny. She is super responsive, soft spoken, and kind. I look forward to our sessions. Even though I’ve barely known her for a week? It seems like she’s known me forever. I highly recommend her. She’s made my life so much happier. God bless her.