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Laura Ellington, LISW-CP, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression Coaching
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About me

You have taken an important step in reaching out to support your emotional health. My name is Laura Ellington and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North and South Carolina with over twenty years experience in mental health counseling, integrated care and hospice.

My approach is based on your needs. We will explore what led you to seek counseling, identify your personal goals and explore together how to meet those goals. You determine the path, my role is to accompany you on this journey as your supporter, advisor and advocate. We will use a strengths based, solution focused, wellness model of counseling. Learning new coping skills is an essential part of the process.. You will find that I am relentlessly focused on your strengths and abilities and offer suggestions about 'thinking out of the box'

Coping with life changes, depression, anxiety, health conditions, social isolation, employment related stress, substance use, and other challenges affect every part of our lives. Finding solutions that work for you will bring opportunities for growth and a better quality of life. What is your dream?? How do you want your life to be different?
Let's explore together!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information


NC LCSW C005264


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Laura Ellington. 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.

Laura is absolutely amazing. She is always so insightful, and really makes me feel like it’s such a safe space. I’ve been with her for almost 2 years now, and she has just helped me so much navigate through my hardships, troubles and life changes. She also is so fantastic with scheduling, and Is so great about working with my weird hospital schedule. 11/10, for sure.

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and adhd

Laura is kind and understanding. She is a great listener and I appreciate the good advice she has given.

Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I’m extremely fortunate to have Laura as my therapist. She is truly a good listener and stays in touch with me.

Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Laura is kind and incredibly patient. I highly recommend her!

Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Laura has the unique ability to always make you feel like you are her entire focus and is up to date each time you talk to her with every single issue in your life. Her wise advice is very thoughtful and she truly comes from a caring place. I could not be more thankful to have Laura walk this journey with me.

Written on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 9 months

I've tried multiple therapists and have had the best experience with Better Help and Laura herself! Highly recommend and works great with any schedule!

Written on Aug 17, 2020 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue