I am an LCSW and LCAS in North Carolina and have been a social worker for over 25 years, previously working with children and families. In the last few years, I have worked with people in early addiction recovery. Other areas of clinical interest I have are working on adoption related issues, Veterans and Military family members, Anxiety, Depression and Trauma.
My style is plain spoken and direct and I like to use humor with my clients. The therapy modalities I use most often are Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and some DBT informed techniques and skills.
Going to therapy can benefit everyone! A therapist can help you focus on areas and goals that you want to address and therapy doesn't need to be reserved for times of crisis in our lives. Taking the first step of reaching out to find a therapist is the first step in working on creating the life that you desire for yourself.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C014437
I like her
Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Ella for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, and adhd
Thanks for all your help!
Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Ella for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coaching
Wonderful experience would highly recommend.
Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Ella for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Listens well, guides talk toward goals, asks great questions, very productive sessions.
Written on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Ella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes