Ellen Megginson


Ellen Megginson


Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counselor - MH11058
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage


1908 Howell Branch Rd
Winter Park, Florida 32792

My Approach to Helping

Finding the right therapist for you is the first step towards growth, healing and understanding. You need to trust your therapist and believe in the confidentiality that will allow you to share your deepest fears, questions, feelings, and concerns. During therapy sessions, I use my experience, compassion and clinical skill to assist my clients as they seek solutions and new tools to reach their goals. I believe that joy is the birthright of every human being. I partner with my clients to help them attain the happiness, peace and fulfillment that each one deserves.

More Info About My Practice

In 1991 I graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and earned a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University in 1993. During my 18 years as a mental health professional I have worked in a variety of clinical and mental health care settings including a private psychiatric hospital, a crisis shelter, and private practice.

I enjoy working with adolescents and adults, individuals, couples and families. I have several areas of expertise that include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety/OCD, eating disorders, marriage/relationship problems, addictions/co-dependency, grief/loss, parenting challenges and chronic disorganization/hoarding. My education includes intensive training in the treatment of relationship issues, eating disorders, depression and anxiety. In addition to being licensed in the State of Florida I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. I love a challenge and give great care and dedication to helping my clients find solutions to even the most difficult problems.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Studies have shown that the client-therapist relationship is the most important factor in the positive outcome of psychotherapy. From the very first contact with my clients I put great effort in helping each one to feel comfortable and safe. Building rapport and trust during the therapeutic process is essential for growth and healing. I have had many clients describe their time in my office as a cocoon or an oasis from the challenges in their lives. During our sessions my clients learn new skills and tools that they take with them into their lives outside of my office. The strength of the therapeutic alliance is directly related to the long-term success of the process. I see myself as a guide and partner in the journey and take this role very seriously; I would be honored to assist you.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • 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
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training

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