My background is holistic since 1987 - I have 10+ years in complementary/nutrition/health food, & a mindfulness approach as well as clinical work with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), reality-testing, and trauma healing work with Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR mixed with EFT - since 2005). I have 20+ years as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and as a psychotherapist / Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). My graduate Psychology internship 2000-01 was @ Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) where I continued as a clinical counselor prior to starting a private practice in '06.
My approach is understanding root issues, ineffective habits/ thoughts, & current influences. I love working with you, helping you understand the effects of your experiences on how you think & identify yourself with life. Together we enter into exploring & seeing what's working - & what needs more balance based on all levels from the physical: what you eat, to how well you sleep; to your emotional, spiritual, personal & professional relationships, and how life feels to you... what is too much? What is missing?
Clients will find a new level of insight, self love, inner harmony - and be able to articulate what needs to change and what goals are in alignment with their truth. Integrating understanding of past emotional wounds allows access to unhooking from pain - the blocks and barriers to goals, and clients will be more free to feel grounded and have deeper clarity in seeing options while creating their best life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
GA LPC LPC004218
I am comfortable with Ellen. She listens and poses questions hat help me in therapy.
Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties
Choosing Ellen as my therapist was the best decision I ever made!
She has helped me work through a lot of trauma.
Having her to check in weekly to process and provide great insight into situations I hadn't noticed myself has been so helpful to me.
I highly recommend her and always look forward to the next session!
Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties
Ellen has a wonderful depth of experience that she draws from in our sessions. She listens well and has many solutions and tools that she makes available. She is a pleasure to talk with!
Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
She is amazing and I feel like she is guiding me in the right direction
Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder
Ellen Farrell is a fantastic therapist and the best I’ve ever had. She has helped me navigate impossibly difficult and traumatic situations with expert guidance that both gives me space to do what is right for me, and makes me feel confident that I am doing the best that I can do given the knowledge surrounding the topic I am working through.
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Thank you for everything and can’t wait to move forward with our therapy
Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem