Ellen Ostroff


Ellen Ostroff


Professions: Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Work - CW014492
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

Evening Availability


230 S. Broad St
Suite 1305
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

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My Approach to Helping

As your therapist, I am invested in building authentic working relationships that foster growth and personal fulfillment. Together we will identify any barriers to making positive changes, and develop strategies to overcome them. It is my honor to help you live to your full potential individually and in your relationships.

My specialty areas are relationship issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, situational stress, eating disorders, trauma and PTSD, grief, and loss.

I use a variety of approaches in my work including cognitive/cognitive behavioral, insight oriented, psychoeducational, mindfulness, and relational psychotherapy. I have particular training and expertise in the areas of EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT) and often use these treatment approaches in my work.

More Info About My Practice

I received my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 1999. I worked for the Renfrew Center from 1999-2001 and for the Belmont Center from 2001-2007 in the field of Eating Disorders. I also maintained a private practice during that time. In January 2008, I co-founded Bloomgarden, Ostroff & Associates, a group psychotherapy practice in Center City, Philadelphia. There I serve as the Administrative Director, overseeing general operations and developing systems that keep things running smoothly.

In my private practice, I focus on seeing individuals and couples and running a support group for eating disorders. Here, I am honored to assist others in moving toward a healthy and fulfilling life.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with individuals and couples and I run a support group for eating disorders. I have particular expertise and training in the areas of EMDR, DBT, and EFT for couples and use these approaches often in my work.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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