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Nathan Ely(He/Him/His)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Anxiety - Depression- Life transitions- Relationship issues- Trauma-Mind-body connection-
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Professional statement

Nathan Ely is a licensed marriage and family therapist in South Pasadena, California. He specializes in working with couples, individuals, kids, teens and families as well as trauma recovery with EMDR therapy. He has a holistic approach to therapy that involves treating body, mind and soul, working toward a place of healing, wholeness and inner peace.

Nathan first got his start in ministry as a worship leader and musician, and later worked in the private and public school systems as a teacher. These experiences opened his eyes to the need for people of all ages to find healing and a pathway through their difficult experiences. This desire led to a passion for counseling and walking with people through the healing process.

His therapy career began in a private practice. Afterward, he worked as a child therapist at a community mental health clinic, followed by a group private practice specializing in couples therapy. After several years in private practice and through countless hours of training and experience, he started his own practice located near South Pasadena for in person or remote sessions in California.

Message to clients

Welcome! It takes a lot of courage to seek help. In life we all have seasons where we need someone to help us hold the pain. My hope is to guide you to a place of healing, freedom and inner peace that can endure through even the most challenging experiences.

The journey is so much easier when we have someone to help us carry the burden. Healing can take time but the only way out is through. We all need guidance on the path of life. I’d love to walk with you through the healing process. Let’s take the step and move toward restoration and wholeness together.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Nathan Ely, LMFT, Therapist
Relationships for Better, Therapist
ENKI Health and Research Institute, Children's Outpatient Clinician
La Vie Counseling Center, MFT Trainee

Fuller School of Psychology, Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2019
Fuller Theological Seminary, Master's in Divinity, 2015
UC Davis, Music Composition and Theory, 2012


California: 127630




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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Nathan Ely 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:$170 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Family sessions:$170 (50min)
  • Kids and Adolescents:$170 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"He listens and provides insightful views that feels truly meaningful and respectful."
- Zencare client December 2023