I am a NY based licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-R) with 20+ years of experience as a psychotherapist. I also have expertise in developing innovative programs to benefit a diverse population. I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and my Bachelor's Degree from the New School for Social Research.
I use an eclectic blend of techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness training, and trauma-focused treatment. My expertise includes treating depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma, PTSD, separation and divorce, and postpartum depression. My approach is strengths-based and client-centered. In other words, my focus is you and your well-being. I have had great success working with individuals across the life span and from diverse backgrounds.
It takes strength to take the first steps toward making changes, I am warm and accepting and welcome getting to know you and developing a plan to reach your life goals.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #017583 (Expires: 2023-08-31)
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love her! she's been sooo helpful
Never responded to anything I said through text and canceled our appointment 15 minutes before we were supposed to have it.
Deborah is truly exceptional at her work. I’ve had about 7 different therapists in my life and she’s one of the only ones I felt like really understood me. She helped me get through a really difficult and stressful time, both by reminding me to take care of myself and revealing some incredibly life-changing insights about the roots of my present day issues. I highly recommend working with her—she will not only get you through, but also push you forward.
On time. Listens but hasn't taught me coping skills
She is my hero. She's saving my life.
Deborah Ellis has been an incredible support in a particularly difficult time in my life. I appreciate her so much.
Deborah is wonderful, she provides a safe space and validates your words and feelings without judgement. Her gentle nature works well with the structured advice she provides! I feel heard, seen, and hopeful after every session!