Hello! My name is Dana Ellis and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 7 years experience in the mental health field. My current specializations are working with children/teens/young adults with Anxiety/ADHD/ASD and other developmental disorders/delays, as well as LGBTQ children/youth/young adults. My particular interests lie in working with individuals with dual diagnosis (in particular developmental disabilities paired with mental health concerns), and I have an ever-evolving specialty in working with children and youth with anxiety.
I pride myself on forming deep, empathic relationships that are foundational in good therapy. Beyond that I work using mixed methodologies, namely client-centered, cognitive behavioral, family-systems, with a nice sprinkling of mindfulness, play therapy, and art therapy to keep clients engaged and to further their own internal exploration.
I believe therapy is a powerful thing and I believe the best therapy comes down to relationships. A client’s relationship to themselves, to their support network and of course with their therapist. My ultimate goal is to empower my clients, no matter how young, to engage with and discover their own personal truths and better cope with lifelong challenges.