Stephanie Ellis

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

Hi! My name is Stephanie Ellis. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed in the state of California and in North Carolina. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from NC State University in 2012 and began working for a non profit with adolescents, individuals, families and couples. I have an undergraduate degree in Nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) which I received from NC Central University in 1998. I practiced as a Registered Nurse for almost 10 years in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. I did various forms of counseling even as a RN with my enlisted personnel, junior officers and specifically counseling newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. I have been a Christian for 21 years and have been in various forms of leadership within our church along with my husband, responsible for providing counseling and guidance to other Christians, individuals and couples that seek our help. I have been providing Christian counseling professionally for the last 3 years. I believe we are all connected to our Creator and have a spiritual side of us that needs to be maintained. To share a little about myself personally, I have the unique experience of having been on the other side as a therapy patient for many years after facing and overcoming traumatic experiences after the death of my 5 year old son and suffering from PTSD. I learned a lot through those difficult times, found that God is always there for us and He allows us opportunities for amazing growth in our faith and character. Just as it says in Jeremiah 29:11, He has a plan for us.

I have attended a Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate Program to become trained in helping individuals with addictions. I have worked in many different settings over the years working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, veterans, the homeless and medically complex care patients with a variety of personal issues such as anxiety/depression, substance use disorder, relationship/marital problems, grief and loss, family conflict, PTSD, anger management, and more. My approach to therapy is understanding, empathetic and interactive. I believe in validating your feelings and being non-judgmental. My approach combines person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal psychotherapy, family systems, solution focused and attachment theories. I hope you will allow me to join you in your journey to heal, to meet your goals or just get through a difficult time. It would be an honor for me to help you in your time of need.


Specialties

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

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

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW83676 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LCSW #C009955 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Oct 01, 2020 after counseling with Stephanie for 4 months

I really enjoy her as my counselor. She is professional, but it feels like I'm talking to a friend :)