Dorian Ellis

(MS, LPC, CAMS, CCTP)

About Me

I have a master’s degree in counseling from Alabama State University and 15 years of counseling experience. To bolster my counseling skills, I got licensed as a Professional Counselor in Georgia and certified in Anger Management Treatment and Telemental Health. Continuing education is a must so that I stay well-informed and practice counseling professionally, proficiently, and ethically.

My life and professional experiences allowed me to build relationships with people from various backgrounds. I served over four years in the U.S. Army, honorably discharged, and then started working as a counselor for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Georgia. After six and a half years with the Department of Juvenile Justice, I have worked as a school counselor and started a counseling practice.

I was born to be a counselor. I love listening and helping others to use their unique strength(s) or gift(s) to face life challenges and live productive lives. Active listening, unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness are essentials in my work with clients. My preferred therapeutic approach is person/client-centered therapy. My goals are to place myself into the individuals’ world, be nonjudgmental, ethical, build rapport and create positive therapeutic relationships. I want my clients to feel comfortable, accepted, open, and free to talk about any experience without reservation. I believe in self-disclosure to humanize the counseling experiences and share common life events for client growth. We are in this together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #007688 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Dorian for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I thought Dorian did a great job of just letting me talk and lay a foundation for us to build on and work throughout. Looking forward to more sessions.

Written by J.E. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Dorian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dorian is great! Very understanding and capable of helping someone see different perspectives. Has helped my anger issues immensely just talking to him. He has a very calming presence!

Written by R.A. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Dorian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

He is great listener and I feel like you gives me a third eye to look at things differently.

Written by D.A. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Dorian for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

This man is literally Amazing. I love speaking with Dorian. From the very first session I’ve been comfortable speaking him him. I feel like we are truly friends.