David Ellis

(LPCS, LCAS)

About Me

For close to 35 years, I have been helping clients improve their mental health through Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The last nine years have been the most rewarding part of my counseling career. As a private practitioner, I have worked successfully with military families and active duty members returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

As a varsity football and baseball player in high school, I finished my athletic career at the University of Connecticut where I participated in Varsity football and lettered two years. I earned a Bachelor of Education from the University of Connecticut. I completed my Master's Degree from Pepperdine University and my advanced counseling Certificate from the University of Bridgeport.

After college, I served Honorably in the United States Military and started working as a counselor in schools and mental health agencies in Connecticut. For the last 13 years, I have been working as a private practitioner in Eastern North Carolina.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4832 (Expires: 2021-06-01)

LPC #1381 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

David saw what my issues were straight away and has given me the steps to resolve them. It's almost like he could read my mind. Thanks David. I'm getting better everyday.

Written by E.M. on Apr 21, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

He's an amazing counselor. He truly drives in deep to help me figure out my issues. I appreciate having him as a counselor.

Written by L.A. on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I appreciated the Dave's ability to immediately identify the issue. Some things can't be fixed but they can be managed. I hope to be able to handle the stress and acquire coping skills I need for my current situation. It's going well and the help is timely and much appreciated.

Written by R.A. on Apr 09, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He’s awesome! I feel like I can talk to him about anything and he gives great insight! Very down to Earth!

Written by F.E. on Mar 29, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

David is the best!

Written by T.H. on Mar 14, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I am new to this process and David has been sympathetic to this.

Written by W.I. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with David for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Ellis is great and he really is saving my life.

Written by R.A. on Feb 16, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

David is great. We haven’t worked together very long but I appreciate how often he checks in and I really like how we can interact on this platform.

Written by M.I. on Feb 07, 2020 after counseling with David for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Dave is a great person to talk to. He listens and offers concrete, solid advice.

Written by C.A. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He checks in regularly outside of our sessions. That has been wonderfully helpful. I appreciate his insights and concern.

Written by J.E. on Dec 10, 2019 after counseling with David for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

David is a calm and soft spoken individual who helps you to address the root of your problems. He listens to what you have to say and helps you to think of practical ways to better yourself. His kind and gentle demeanor makes him easy to talk to. Great therapist!

Written by K.Y. on Nov 10, 2019 after counseling with David for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

David is really friendly. It was easier than I thought it would be to open up to him. He tried many ways and strategies to help you with your problems and keep moving forward. I feel like in the short time we have been associating, he has in some ways come to know me in some ways better than I know myself.

Written by E.I. on Oct 13, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Early days but like the pressure-free approach and how David, in a non-judgmental way offers direction to the conversations, and enables angles to be explored in a natural way.

Written by K.A. on Oct 01, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

David has been a wonderful edition to my daily life. He is wise and honest and asks those hard hitting questions that leave you thinking, and in turn improving yourself through out the day. He’s amazing.

Written by A.M. on Aug 26, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Provides very helpful insight!

Written by S.T. on Jul 29, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ellis is a very responsive counselor.

Written by M.Ó. on Jul 24, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

David is really professional and seems like he cares about the situation, he is easy to talk with and he understands where you came from in order to help you. He is always open to talk and setting up a favorable schedule for both parties.

Written by J.E. on Jun 30, 2019 after counseling with David for 4 months on issues concerning depression

I met someone very special. Some who makes want to be the best version of my self. This platform is helping me achieve that goal.

Written by T.O. on Feb 25, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

David has been different that my previous encounter in that he reaches out to me and seems to take the time to understand and offer me solutions. So far, my experience with him has been great.

Written by C.L. on Feb 10, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

My counselor, David, has been helpful.
Whenever I ask him for extra worksheets and help on certain matters,
he is very responsive and tries to help me work on those.

He also is willing to change the method of counseling accordingly.
He originally asked if I could participate in video talk but I told him that I would like to do counseling mainly with text and he didn't have a problem with it at all.

Written by G.A. on Jan 23, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

David Ellis is what I would call a gentle soul. He not only listens he also hears and gives honest feedback. With each exercise I feel my self confidence returning. I like messaging as this works for me I can communicate when the timing is right for me. David respects my choices. Thank you David Ellis.