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Cheryl Ellis

Cheryl Ellis


28 years of experience
Solution oriented

I am a clinical psychologist based out of Hartford Connecticut. I have over 30 years of experience working children, adolescents, young adults and adults experiencing depression, trauma, racial, relational, and women issues, anxiety. I have worked in private practice, governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations which focus on family intervention, substance abuse, and various mental health concerns. As a woman of the BIPOC community I have also focused on issues of diversity, inclusivity and sense of belonging. I strive to assist individuals in their journey to feel whole, working to see the whole person.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In the first session, we will spend some time getting to know one another, talk more about concerns that have brought us together and what goals you would like to work on behaviors you would like to change. It will be a time to listen and learn about each other and how we will work together.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

As provider with over 30 years of experience I have developed my techniques and skills in working with various populations to better understand their concerns. I have the ability to use not only learned knowledge but an intuitive nature to motive individuals to reach their goals and better process issues of concern. I have also been trained in many evidence based practices that are known to be effective.

About Cheryl Ellis

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My treatment methods


I am a trained EMDR therapist, with extensive experience in adult and childhood trauma, depression and anxiety.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I work with adults and children with depression, anxiety, substance, and trauma, utilizing principles and CBT modalities.

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Have many years of experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds utilizing therapy approaches that incorporate an individual's background, cultural identity, creating an environment of respecting varying beliefs, attitudes and systems of various cultures and different types of people to provide the most effective treatment.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

I integrate IFS work to addresses the multiple parts of ourselves that can result in painful emotion, and the parts of ourselves that seek to protect us from pain, guilt, shame, anger which can result in depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, and poor general well being.

Motivational Interviewing

This is a technique used to assist individuals to make positive changes in their behaviors, particularly when they are apprehensive or not sure where to begin.