Amina Ellrott

MA, LAC, NCC

Amina Ellrott

MA, LAC, NCC

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LAC, NCC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health

Offices

1050 Wall Street West Suite 310
Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071

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My Approach to Helping

Philosophy and Approach to Treatment: I believe that the counselor-client relationship is the cornerstone to treatment success. A key feature of my work is collaborating with clients to help them explore barriers in a respectful, non-judgmental, warm and caring environment. I strive to build trust and create a safe space for them to embark upon this exploration. I take the time to learn about clients from each of their unique experiences with the understanding that it is critical to recognize how their cultural identities have shaped the way they see the world.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
-Viktor E. Frankl

My philosophical approach to counseling is Existential-Humanistic in which I help clients explore and address their problems through gaining insight and awareness. This empowers them to gain a sense of control in their lives. In order to help clients achieve their goals, together we will utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques such as person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness based, narrative, and solution focused, among others. Because every client is unique, treatment will be tailored to their individual needs.

About Me: Outside of the counseling room, in my free time, I like to stay active by working out, playing with my lovable dogs, and taking long walks outside. I love spending time with my two daughters, friends and family. I also enjoy reading, listening to music, and watching Netflix.

More Info About My Practice

Education and Experience: While following my life-long passion working in the helping professions, I started out by earning a bachelor's degree in Psychology at Rutgers University. Because early on in my career I had enjoyed working with children, I then went on to earn a master’s degree in School Psychology from Rowan University along with my New Jersey State School Psychologist Certification. My love for learning did not stop there, and after working with children and families in both public and non-public schools for several years, I returned to graduate school to earn a second master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, which prepared me to become a Licensed Associate Counselor, as well as a National Certified Counselor.

Over the years, I have had diverse work experiences in both academic and clinical settings. I recently completed my clinical internship in a community outpatient clinic. While there, I provided individual, couples, and family counseling to adolescents and adults, in addition to developing and facilitating counseling groups. I have also worked as an academic advisor in a university where I provided support and guidance to undergraduate students who were struggling academically. As a School Psychologist, I worked with children of all different ages, grades Pre-K through 12, to help promote academic and social-emotional well being. In all of these work settings, I have been fortunate to work with culturally diverse individuals from different age groups across the lifespan, helping them find the right tools to tackle their problems.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Children, Adolescents, and Adults (EarlyMiddleLate Adulthood). Including but not limited to Academic Difficulties, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Adjustment Disorder, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Learning Disabilities, Career Counseling, College Counseling, Social Skills, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Coping Skills, Life Coaching, Domestic Violence, Personality Disorders, Grief and Loss, Cultural Identity, Life Transitions, School or Work Related Issues, Family Conflict, Relationship Problems, Family and Couples Counseling, Parenting, Stress Management, Test Anxiety, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Spirituality, Self-Esteem, Body Image and Eating Disorders, Weight LossMaintenance, Health and Wellness, Self-Care, Sexuality and Gender Identity, Men?sWomen?s Gender Role Issues, Veterans, Adoption, Asperger's Syndrome, Borderline Personality, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Dial Diagnosis, Gambling, Hoarding, Infertility, Infidelity, Marital and Premarital, Narcissistic Personality, Oppositional Defiance, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children, Adolescents, and Adults (EarlyMiddleLate Adulthood). Including but not limited to Academic Difficulties, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Adjustment Disorder, Anger Management, Behavioral Issues, Learning Disabilities, Career Counseling, College Counseling, Social Skills, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Codependency, Coping Skills, Life Coaching, Domestic Violence, Personality Disorders, Grief and Loss, Cultural Identity, Life Transitions, School or Work Related Issues, Family Conflict, Relationship Problems, Family and Couples Counseling, Parenting, Stress Management, Test Anxiety, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Spirituality, Self-Esteem, Body Image and Eating Disorders, Weight LossMaintenance, Health and Wellness, Self-Care, Sexuality and Gender Identity, Men’sWomen’s Gender Role Issues, Veterans, Adoption, Asperger's Syndrome, Borderline Personality, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Gambling, Hoarding, Infidelity, Marital and Premarital, Narcissistic Personality, Oppositional Defiance, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Racial Identity, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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