David Ellis


About Me

I use the Bowen Family Systems approach to work with married couples. A family systems therapist role involves connecting with the family without becoming emotionally reactive. Therapists are cautioned against acting as a mediator, and instead maintain a “differentiated” view, while still investigating and sustaining interest. This allows the family to begin to gain an understanding and awareness of themselves as an emotional system. Bowen’s family systems therapy can be quite useful in attending to the complex systemic patterns present in all families. Through observation and facilitation, family members can gain a better understanding of their individual roles, how they play a part in the problem, and how, through working in a more cohesive manner, they can experience positive growth and change.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #4832 (Expires: 2021-06-01)

LPC #1381 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Written by S.E. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with David for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Really professional, sociable and wise counselor. That always gives good opinions and recommendations.

Written by C.H. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We’ve really found a gem in David. I instantly felt at ease with him and could tell he was very experienced. It was clear he had read all our background info as it felt like he knew us both already. This meant the 30 minutes we had with him was very effective as it was tailored to our specific needs. I really admire how David can be both profession and down to earth at the same time. It makes talking about serious topics so much easier. It also makes it less awkward talking about my partner to him while he’s sitting right there. I really look forward to talking to David every week. He messages us every day and it is clear he is invested in us. Thank you David.

Written by J.A. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I immediately got a feeling of experience, trustworthiness, intelligence and care from David. I trust in David and feel confident in his ability to help us as a couple.

Written by E.V. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with David for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

Life changing experience. Though we needed this but, I think I needed this first or more. Very grateful for this service. David has helped me get through a lot.

Written by L.Y. on Mar 12, 2019 after counseling with David for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Very kind - clear he is reading what we write and asking good questions to provoke helpful sessions, and for me/my partner to have good followup conversations. I highly recommend David.