Donna Ellis LMHC, Psychotherapy in Mercer Island, Washington, 98040

Donna Ellis

LMHC

Donna Ellis

LMHC

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Professions: Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor
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Offices

2955 80th Ave SE
#206
Mercer Island, Washington 98040

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My Approach to Helping

My approach to psychotherapy is psychodynamic, and informed by Attachment and Developmental theories. In certain circumstances, cognitive-behavioral and family systems approaches and techniques are also helpful in the treatment process.

Left alone, client's thoughts and emotions can feel overwhelming and unmanageable. The curious and non-judgmental stance of the therapist can help clients deepen awareness and understanding of their pain and move out of self-defeating, limiting and critical notions of themselves.

Over time, symptoms decrease as clients are better able to manage feelings and respond genuinely and creatively to life's challenges. Clients begin to feel better about themselves and their relationships.

More Info About My Practice

If you are considering therapy for yourself or a loved one, please learn more about me and my practice at my website.

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

I treat many couples who are stuck in painful communication dynamics, or have suffered a betrayal of trust. I facilitate a way of talking about what's wrong that opens up new understandings and pathways to getting each partner's needs met in the relationship and healing from past hurts.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Eating Disorders; Body Image Concerns; Post-partum mood disorder, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Adjustment Issues, Parenting and Family Life Concerns; Couples/relationshiop counseling

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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