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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
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
LPC #4832 (Expires: 2021-06-01)
LPC #1381 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
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.
He's an amazing counselor. He truly drives in deep to help me figure out my issues. I appreciate having him as a counselor.
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.
He’s awesome! I feel like I can talk to him about anything and he gives great insight! Very down to Earth!
David is the best!
I am new to this process and David has been sympathetic to this.
Dr. Ellis is great and he really is saving my life.
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.
Dave is a great person to talk to. He listens and offers concrete, solid advice.
He checks in regularly outside of our sessions. That has been wonderfully helpful. I appreciate his insights and concern.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Provides very helpful insight!
Ellis is a very responsive counselor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.