Ellen Thomas

(LMFT, BS)

About Me

Hello! I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Georgia with experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have counseled a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to, depression, addiction, relationship issues, trauma, end of life, chronic illness, divorce, parenting problems, and sexual abuse.

Over the years, my clients have given consistent feedback that they appreciate my warm, accepting, and challenging personality. They also report that they value my ability to not only listen to their concerns, but also provide strategies and skills to overcome life's challenges. My approach is systemic, meaning that I believe no one person develops and matures in isolation. I value understanding a client's culture, family, past and present relationships, values, and beliefs. I combine several theoretical approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solutions focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and trauma focused therapy to develop a treatment plan to meet your unique needs.

I entered the field of counseling after experiencing the positive effects of therapy in my own personal life. I believe in what I do and I love helping other people. Taking action to find genuine happiness and problem solve takes courage. I celebrate with you for taking the first steps for a more fulfilling present and future. I am here to support and work with you.

I look forward to assisting you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MFT001400 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by D.E. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Great listener. Good suggestions and techniques. Ellen has my confidence