About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #017583 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deborah Ellis. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.A. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

love her! she's been sooo helpful

Written by A.M. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Never responded to anything I said through text and canceled our appointment 15 minutes before we were supposed to have it.

Written by J.U. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by D.O. on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning coping with life changes

On time. Listens but hasn't taught me coping skills

Written by T.I. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is my hero. She's saving my life.

Written by H.A. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and lgbt

Deborah Ellis has been an incredible support in a particularly difficult time in my life. I appreciate her so much.

Written by C.H. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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!

Work with me!