Ella Weiss

(M.A, LMFT)

About Me

Hello, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, inviting you to take a journey looking deeply inside of yourself. I have been licensed since 1989 , and obtained my masters degree in clinical psychology in 1985. Since then I have worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient mental treatment, and with different populations. I currently mostly work with adults suffering from anxiety and affective disorders.
I attended the University of Michigan for my undergraduate degree in psychology, and had the opportunity to engage in numerous internships . My work in an inpatient psych unit at the University of Michigan Hospital was eye opening, as I learned to be around people who had attempted to take their lives. I had the opportunity to work in a medium security prison in Milan, Michigan where we discussed social skills, and emotional development with the inmates. I have also worked with children in a daycare setting, engaging in observation, and clinical intervention with tantrums, conflicts, etc.
I moved to southern California after my graduation from the University of Michigan, and pursued my masters degree in clinical psychology at the California Graduate Institute in Westwood, California. I engaged in completing 3000 hours of training working with individuals, families, couples and children. The venues where I worked included a community clinic, a residential treatment center for adolescents, and private practice.
I employ a variety of treatment modalities (such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, psychodynamic therapy), and most recently, have received training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing(EMDR). I have completed the basic training, and working to become certified. This is a modality that is used to treat trauma.
I always like to know what the person in front of me wants to work on, what is important to them. Making changes in one;s life takes commitment, and hard work. I am here to guide and support you during this amazing process.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #25232 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.U. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Ella for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Ella has been an amazing support for me through a very difficult time. I highly recommend her. She is extremely positive and engaging. I can’t thank her enough.

Written by G.A. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Ella for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Ella is receptive and helpful.

Written by A.N. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Ella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I haven't had contact with her for long, so I can't say much, but so far she's been very understanding and is a very good listener. She does seem really interested in helping, which is a big help in itself.

Written by D.A. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Ella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

She responds in a timely manner and seems like she is actually paying attention to what is said.

Written by B.R. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Ella for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ella has been nothing but considerate and really a good listener, I was extremely nervous starting counseling since I had some concerns about it but upon first impression, I wasn't nervous or anxious about talking to her and it really helps to have someone to listen who is open to understanding.

Written by J.A. on Mar 27, 2020 after counseling with Ella for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Ella Weiss is the only counselor I have ever felt comfortable with. One with no judgement. I appreciate her help. I can see the effect she has in me.

Written by M.A. on Mar 21, 2020 after counseling with Ella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Ella is a great therapist! She is receptive, understands what I’m going through, and has offered some solid advice and counseling thus far. I am looking forward to continuing my healing journey with Ella.