Ronella  Ellis

Ronella Ellis


Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT Advanced Reiki Practitioner Licensed Psychotherapist Career Coach Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
North Carolina Accepting Online
Updated January 22, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Divorce & separation
  • Premarital counseling
  • Veterans' issues
  • Transition to new parenthood
  • Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination

Professional statement

Ronella Ellis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that specializes in helping individuals and couples with relationship issues and family conflict. She also supports those who experience conflict in the workplace, as well as interracial or intercultural issues in any context and those struggling with trauma or their spirituality. Ronella enjoys working with clients who are ready to dive into exploring their mental health and eager to make change in their lives.

Ronella is passionate about working with women, people of color, interracial couples, and those in the LGBTQ community. She draws from African Psychology when appropriate, and also promotes radical self care practices for clients that would benefit from placing their own well-being ahead of others, avoiding feelings of shame or guilt. Ronella also practices Internal Family Systems therapy and, at times, applies astrology to deepen clients’ introspection and connection to the self.

Ronella provides gentle guidance and perspective as clients address challenges in their lives and locate solutions. She strives to create a strong connection with her clients that opens the doors for healing and growth.


Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage

Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues - Issues regarding stepfamilies and blended families

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Ronella 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: $250 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $275 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $50 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $275 (120min)

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
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

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


Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • Tue 6:00pm-9:30pm
  • Wed 8:30pm-9:30pm
  • Thu 6:00pm-9:30pm
  • Fri 10:00am-9:30pm
  • Sat 10:00am-9:30pm
  • Sun 6:00pm-9:30pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAFMT), Clinical Fellow, 2023
Ra Sekhi Arts Temple, Ra Sekhi (Khemetic Reiki) Master/Teacher, 2023
Nubia Healing & Wellness, African Psychology, 2022
Debra Silverman Astrology, Applied Astrology Level I &II, 2021
Academy of Certified Birth Educators, Certified Childbirth Educator, 2019
Infant Massage USA, Certified Educator in Infant Massage (CEIM), 2016
Career Development NETWORK, Job & Career Development Coach (JCDC)/ Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC), 2015
The Reiki Education Alliance/National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), Reiki Master/Teacher, 2012
Nova Southeastern University , MS, 2007
Spelman College, BA, 2001


North Carolina: 1292