Dr. Ellis values a focus on positive mental health and is passionate about the growth of the individuals she treats. She believes in collaborative mental health care and in considering a whole person’s context in investigating why we do what we do.
Dr. Ellis has a wide variety of clinical experience supporting clients through depression, anxiety, relationship issues or patterns, life transitions, and work/life/school stress. She has worked with client presentations and experiences including multicultural, LGBTQIA+, and other identity considerations. She has treated stress related to internalized oppression, impacts from sexual assault, combat trauma, and other trauma responses. She uses several evidence-based practices (e.g., Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy) as well as integrating these and other therapies within less structured (or more structured!) treatment.
Dr. Ellis provides thorough and clear psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults including but not limited to the following types of evaluations:
- General Psychological Diagnostic Evaluations (e.g., mood, personality)
- Psychoeducation evaluations
- ADHD Evaluations
- PTSD and other trauma evaluations
- Autism Spectrum Evaluations
On a personal note, she loves the outdoors, music, yoga, and her orange cat. She values authenticity and trying.
- B.A in Psychology at The University of Tennessee
- Mental Health Case Manager with children, adolescents, and their families at Helen Ross McNabb Center
- M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University
- Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at The University of Georgia
- Clinical Psychology Internship at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
- Trained Provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
- Adjunct Instructor and Guest Lecturer for advanced Psychology Courses