Kathleen Ellis, MS, LPC
Provider Type: Therapist
Provider Gender: Female
Kathleen Ellis, MS, LPC
Educational Background: I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from St. John’s University. I went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Currently, I am licensed as a Professional Counselor.
Theoretical Approach: Realizing you need help can be frightening. Choosing to engage in therapy can be intimidating. Therefore, finding a suitable therapist for your needs is necessary as you begin your journey towards self-discovery. With these aspects in mind, I strive to create a setting in which the client feels the upmost support, acceptance, and understanding. I place emphasis on approaching the therapeutic relationship as a team as we work collaboratively towards healthy insight and personal development. More importantly, I diligently design sessions in a way that client’s feel a sense of safety and empowerment as they work towards achieving their desired goals. While therapy can be mentally and emotionally draining, it is a rewarding experience filled with increased insight, self-confidence as well as clarity in a sometimes darkened path. I make an effort to encourage the celebration of all therapeutic milestones, as those victories are essential in maintaining any acquired personal growth.
No one theoretical approach works for the masses so, in response, I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy. Some of the treatment modalities I use include cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, gestalt, psychodynamic, and mindfulness. Fortunately, I have been afforded the opportunity to work with various demographics, which has increased my empathetic and sincere attitude towards unique populations as well as situations.
Fun Facts about Me: With the responsibilities of everyday life always hanging overhead, I find that implementing some me time is a vital part of my day. One of my guilty pleasures is watching reality television to escape my own. I also enjoy a fun outing with friends, sitting by the ocean, and spending a pleasant afternoon/ evening with my family.
Partially fluent in Haitian Creole
Clinical services in New Jersey are provided by New Jersey Behavioral Health PLLC.
- Anger Management / Mood Swings
- Family Counseling
- Panic Attacks
- Creole (Haitian)