I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California. I have over 15 years of experience working with clients of all ages with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, workplace difficulties, chronic illness, grief and loss, life transition (divorce, retirement), and caregiver/ elder care concerns.
My counseling style is warm and interactive, engaging the client to be the agent of change. I believe in treating all with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic (existential and person-centered), and solution focused counseling where the client and I work collaboratively. We will focus on the future, building upon your strengths and successes. I aim to guide each of my clients to get the most they can out of each session, creating therapeutic goals that will allow you to find something meaningful in life's experiences.
One's greatest strength is knowing when to ask for help and it takes great courage to seek a more rewarding and happier life. If you are prepared to embark on that journey, I am here to support, encourage, and empower you along the way.
*Note: I regularly respond to messages in the mornings and evenings. I am available for scheduled chat, phone, or video sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Anger, Self esteem, Career
LMFT #48340 (Expires: 2019-05-31)
Ellen has been open and receptive to what my needs are. She has helped me navigate my emotions while being conscious of my limits. I really have appreciated that Ellen has let me control my own improvement and she always follows up on any sessions or strategies we create. Overall a great experience and would highly recommend!
I am responding well to Ellen’s counselling style. She has a gentle demeanour, is kind, intelligent, empathetic, adaptive and a very patient listener. I have benefitted from her helpful wisdom/ insights to my issues. She has an innate positivity and can give you a sense of hope and offer options/ solutions without being overbearing. She is highly skilled and thus, highly recommended.