Émilie Ellis, Therapist in Decatur, Georgia — Zencare
Émilie  Ellis
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Émilie Ellis

she/they

Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, PhD Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Georgia Accepting Online
Decatur Accepting In-person
Updated September 6, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Professional statement

Dr. Émilie Ellis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Atlanta, Georgia. They specialize in working with queer and gender diverse clients and survivors of traumatic experiences. Dr. Ellis identifies as queer and uses both she/her and they/them pronouns.

Dr. Ellis draws primarily on narrative therapy, an approach that centers the client's experience of the problem and addresses the influence of systemic oppression on the client's narrative about themselves and the world around them. They are also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and will incorporate those tools as needed.

Dr. Ellis has been an active clinician in the Atlanta area since 2015. In 2018, they moved to Athens to pursue a PhD to further their clinical MFT skills and knowledge, and graduated in 2022.

Sessions are remote only.


Message to clients

I work primarily with queer and gender diverse people who have experienced trauma and are looking to reclaim their lives. This might mean wanting to feel less anxious or depressed, have healthier and more fulfilling relationships, build deeper self-knowledge, or something else entirely. Traumatic experiences can look different for everyone, and in a White supremacist, heteronormative, and transphobic world, queer and gender diverse people often have unique experiences with trauma.

I use a trauma-informed approach to help queer and trans clients navigate their mental health, identity development, and relationships. With you as the expert on your life, I can help you understand how past traumatic experiences might be affecting you today, and give you tools to identify your triggers and respond differently to them.

If you are interested in potentially working together, I invite you to reach out. Email me or call me, and I will get back to you to schedule a time for a check-in to decide if we are a good fit.


Specialties

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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Émilie Ellis is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Decatur practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years


University of Georgia, PhD Human Development and Family Science/Marriage and Family Therapy, 2022
University of San Diego , MA Marital and Family Therapy, 2015


Licensure

Georgia: MFT001793


Languages

English

French