She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Hi, I'm Carmelle Ellison. I’m an East Coast native and a Licensed Psychotherapist who has embraced the San Francisco Bay Area as my home for the past nine years. I've lived in different parts of our country in between degrees, training, and life transitions. In traveling, I've been able to see a diversity of ways in which depression, anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, grief, and trauma present themselves. Especially, within the bodies of BIPOC.
As a Complex Trauma Expert, EMDR Certified Therapist, and Certified Enneagram Coach, I personally know the support it takes to get past stuck places like your well-being depends on it. I facilitate the use of effective tools geared towards helping clients heal from wounds of unresolved traumas, and often the byproducts of relational trauma, known as perfectionism, or impostor syndrome.
In my work with high-achieving clients, I support them in realizing what was possible all along - living in their truth and wholeness, while honoring their right to have authentic connections and onward growth. As a Black woman of Afro-Caribbean descent, social justice and equity are not just values that I hold - they're deeply personal. So, you can expect that intersections of identity that we navigate as humans are not ignored in my work with clients of diverse backgrounds. I honor their experiences of living in a world where power, privilege, and oppression affect us all.
When clients come to me they feel exhausted by their self-doubts and their anxieties about how to navigate the world. Yet, it’s regularly confirmed that where there’s cultivated space for safety and vulnerability, healing happens anywhere. I offer online therapy to CA residents and college students. I also provide integral coaching services to those in CA and beyond.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Imposter syndrome - Learning how to identify instances of imposter syndrome and combatting any beliefs that one is not enough or does not deserve good things; practicing assertiveness and developing confidence
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Years of Experience: 12 years
New Ventures West, Certified Integral Coach, 2023
EMDRIA, EMDR Certified Therapist, 2022
The Narrative Enneagram , Certified Enneagram Coach, 2022
Barry University, Masters in Clinical Social Work, 2012