About Me

I have been a counselor for 40 years, working in a variety of settings from elementary school to mental health agency, to inpatient hospitals. I have worked with young children, families, and aging adults. I strongly believe our self image is formed in childhood and we make decisions about ourselves as a result of our youngest formative experiences. Sometimes we make bad decisions based on bad experiences. With work, we can change these assumptions about ourselves. People who opt to work in therapy have taken a courageous step toward mental health. I honor that. I have done it myself and I know it's not easy.

I am accepting and encouraging. I help solve problems and will offer suggestions but I won't be upset if you don't take them! Life changes aren't easy. I just retired. I know! I was all set to travel and Covid came and changed everything! I have had to work on my own level of frustration with a lot of things.

Choosing to work with someone new means you have to tell your story over again. You have to work on building trust with someone new. You have to hope that person will accept you for who you are, and encourage you to learn the coping skills and tools to move forward to the goals you set , and push you toward them when you need it! I would be honored to work with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #324 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jean Ellison. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by N.I. on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Jean for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is always helpful

Written by M.A. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Jean for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jean has helped me through my darkest moments and I am forever grateful to her! She's the best!

Written by M.I. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Jean for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I don't like writing reviews. And it's not often I give someone a pat on the back for a job well done. I typically believe the job you do should speak for itself.
The trouble with that here is you can't see the work she's done with other people.
So what I say here is well deserved. I am that job speaking for itself.
Finding a good therapist is like buying a mattress. It's a blind item. You don't know what your getting untill you try it.
Jean Ellison is an extremely fine and excellent therapist and will make a great mattress someday. All kidding aside now I wouldn't trade her for any other therapist. And I have tried a few.
She is a truly authentic soul and genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her clients. She has helped me cope with a great deal of hardships and find surer footing on my life's path and continues to do so. She puts in more than her share of leg work at times but is not reluctant to make you do your part. You can definitely expect homework. And to be better for it.

Written by N.A. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Jean for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Jean has been such help to me. She’s an excellent therapist and a great human being. I feel so fortunate to have her helping me.

Written by C.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Jean for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jean is amazing. Her knowledge and experience is extremely helpful. Highly recommend her

Written by M.A. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Jean for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues

I’m very comfortable talking with Jean and she offers good advice for my situation and I look forward to talking with her

Written by T.A. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Jean for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt

Jean is great! Highly recommend.

Written by B.R. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Jean for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Compassionate, knowledge, understanding, respectful, stays up to date about trauma work

Written by I.Z. on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Jean for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

A wonderful, empathetic counselor. She's easy to talk to, a great listener, and has helped me trust in myself more which motivated me to become more intentional in my self-care activities which has empowered me in my everyday life.

Written by D.A. on Jan 29, 2021 after therapy with Jean for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Jean’s great, and helps breaks things down for me. Thank you Jean!!!

Written by C.H. on Dec 26, 2020 after therapy with Jean for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

Jean writes me offering information. It’s good for me to learn more about whatever I can.

Written by T.E. on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy with Jean for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Jean is a counselor who does not let me get stuck in dead ends of repeating the same traumatic flashbacks over and over but keeps me focused on what is going on around me right now. It’s exactly what I have needed, and it’s different from some other therapists I have had. She seems to be paying attention to what I need and who I am specifically. I also appreciate talking to someone who understands a bit about my gender and life from another generation.

Written by A.N. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Jean for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Jean has been so helpful for me, we have been meeting for about a month now, she is super flexible, very knowledgable in a lot of things, and personalizes each session according to my particular events and concerns. I highly recommend if you are struggling with past abuse, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc. She's awesome.

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