Ellen Fields

(MA, MEd, LPC)

About Me

Hello! My name is Ellen and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in TX for over 30 years and a Substance Abuse Counselor for over 20 years. I have also been licensed in NM, UT, and WA. I love helping people sort out the issues that trouble them and learn how to feel better about themselves and their lives. I have worked with just about every issue there is, but have most often had clients who were stressed, depressed, anxious, perhaps dealing with addiction issues. and trauma of all kinds. I use standard treatment modalities such as CBT and DBT but also EFT and EMDR with clients who are interested in incorporating Energy Psychology and Mindfulness into their lives. I find these techniques provide much relief for many people. Since many of my clients had mentally ill parents or others in their families, we often work on self esteem and finding out what is true and what is not true about themselves. Family dynamics are often very stressful in those families so I teach alternate ways of relating to people who distress them. Relief usually comes quickly.
Come join me for a healing session and enjoy your life more fully!


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #17931 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Starting off, I was not sure what kind of takeaways I will learn. Ellen has definitely been on a fast track to help me understand myself mentally along with helping with my marriage. We are happy and I look forward to learning more from her.

Written by C.R. on Dec 28, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Ellen is great. She gets to the point, and doesn't pull any punches. I appreciate the straight-forward style, as it leaves little room to wiggle out of or justify one's bad behavior.

Written by E.V. on Dec 27, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I’ve been working with Ellen for a little over a month now and I really feel that it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I felt lost in my life and she’s been nothing short of a godsend

Written by R.E. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Ellen is a great counselor with insight on a lot of different topics and life experiences. I really like her communication style and her drive to keep me accountable to my worksheets and session prep.

Written by A.L. on Nov 03, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I find that her approach is well rounded and inciteful

Written by T.A. on Sep 28, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

This is the first time that I am attending counselling, it may be a little early to tell but I feel that it was the right decision. It was simply luck that I was paired with a wonderful lady as Ellen.

Written by D.A. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Ellen is very helpful and has taught me a lot of different skills to cope with my situation

Written by A.L. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ellen was incredibly helpful to me and I am very grateful I was paired with her. Not only does she have a great approach to counselling, but her personality shines through in the sessions which helped me feel comfortable. She was very encouraging and would offer advice that was realistic and easy to incorporate into my life. I have had nothing short of a positive experience with Ellen. I am so appreciative of the work she has done to get me to where I am today. :)

Written by B.E. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ellen is fantastic, she listens to what I have to say and always has helpful suggestions that I can try to find what works best for me.

Written by B.R. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I love Ellen so much! I have only known her for about a month now, but she has already helped me so much. I highly recommend her!

Written by S.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Ellen has been really great in helping understand my emotions and find solutions to easing my anxiety. She keeps accountable for my mental health and offers a safe space to share what I am going through. I thoroughly enjoy my sessions with her. I’m already seeing an improvement in my mental health.

Written by Z.U. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Ellen helped me to understand myself better and how people may perceive me. She also gave me a bit of a reality check. I’m really grateful for the time we worked together.

Written by Z.E. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coaching, and adhd

I have tried many counsellors in-person until I found BetterHelp and Ellen Fields. Lucky as I am, I got matched with Fields and she has been beyond helpful in guiding me towards better mental health and relationships. Fields is very open-minded and able to guide her patients with both skill and wisdom. She is attentive, compassionate, and challenging. Her depth and breadth of experience is integrated across many bodies of knownledge (scientific and spiritual) and is something I found inspiring. She truly cares about improving lives and has a treasure chest of tools to help anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Written by B.E. on Jul 02, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ms. Fields has been very helpful and encouraging me these few months that I have been talking to her. She has encouraged me to continue growing as an individual even when I become my own worse critic. I dont think I would be in such a more positive mindset if I hadn't made the choice to talk to someone like Ms. Fields several months ago.

Written by D.A. on Jun 30, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 3 months 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 bipolar disorder

I can’t express how grateful I am to have found Ellen Fields at Betterhelp. Ellen is a very professional counsellor who is always present in every session. I have had many counsellors over the years who rarely remember what I said a few weeks before, but with Ellen I feel she took note and remembered everything. I have had a range of issues, but with Ellens support and guidance I feel together we have got to the root cause of the problem. I can be very stubborn, so I liked the way Ellen challenged me with things I did’t necessarily want to see for myself. Ellen gave me lots of encouragement and praise for my achievements which makes a huge difference, as we can forget how challenging and brave the inner work can be.

I would highly recommend Ellen if you are looking for a counsellor!

Written by E.R. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

So far, I feel comfortable and hopeful about my sessions with Ellen. I’m going through a hard time, so I’m a bit in my feelings, but I’m grateful to have Ellen to help me through some of my issues in my life.

Written by A.S. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning eating disorders

It has been a pleasure working with Ellen. She helps me calm my fears and anxieties by guiding me with various skills. She shares many life wisdoms which help me understand things better and make me feel less anxious. She is great counselor and a wonderful person.

Written by M.A. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

So far she has been supportive and helpful. Giving me new ideas for what I can do to help my trauma. Helping me to start my meditation breathing exercises again.

Written by G.E. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I'm really happy that I was able to talk to Ellen, she listened and helped me with some things that I needed . We did video chat which, I'm a bit shy but she made me feel comfortable. I liked that we can message whenever. I would highly recommended.

Written by J.E. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ellen and her methods have, so far, complimented my needs. I've enjoyed my sessions with her and look forward to more.

Written by M.Y. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Speaking to Ellen felt like I am talking to a friend who is gently counseling me and helping me see the bright side. She helped me understand how to forgive. Ellen has the ability to listen carefully and let you vent. I would highly recommend Ellen for people who have personal dilemma and need to work on self-esteem.

Written by S.A. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

My sessions with Ellen have been some of the most helpful sessions I have ever had. I really look forward to our weekly sessions.