David Ellis

David Ellis



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David J. Ellis, LCMHCS, LCAS, a seasoned Clinical Therapist and Counselor Educator, brings over four decades of experience to the field. Holding licenses as a Clinical Mental Health Supervisor and Clinical Addiction Specialist, he possesses an Education Specialist in Counselor Education, showcasing a commitment to ongoing education. His academic journey includes a Master of Arts in Counseling from Pepperdine University, Master of Education from Antioch University, and specialized training from the University of Bridgeport.
Operating under the philosophy of a collaborative, client-centered, and strengths-based approach, Ellis draws from various theoretical orientations, including Carl Rogers's Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Behavioral Therapy. His clinical practice, spanning clients aged 5-70, specializes in addictions, mental health, family therapy, autism, PTSD, and military-related issues. The foundation of his therapeutic process lies in a comprehensive assessment encompassing Biological, Psychological, Social, and Behavioral dimensions, utilizing tools such as the DSM-5.
With a rich background in supervision, Ellis has supervised interns and practicum students, served as a Director of Guidance for eight years, and conducted group supervision at an adult rehabilitation center in Connecticut. For the past 18 years, he has maintained a private practice in North Carolina, demonstrating a dedication to continuous learning and professional development.
As a Clinical Supervisor, He employs an eclectic and developmental approach, fostering the exploration and development of each client's unique needs. His commitment extends to weekly individual and group sessions, providing guidance on patients' needs, applying theories, differential diagnoses, and ethical considerations. The emphasis on maintaining records in line with ethical guidelines and adhering to NCLCMHC standards underscores his dedication to ethical practice.
Professional boundaries are a cornerstone of Ellis's supervision philosophy, emphasizing the importance of avoiding dual relationships and maintaining a secure, confidential, and supportive atmosphere. The adherence to ACA and ACS Codes of Ethics further highlights his commitment to ethical and responsible practice.
David J. Ellis embodies a commitment to the growth and well-being of his clients, fostering an environment that promotes ethical, effective, and client-centered counseling practices.

My Contact Information
Indian Beach, North Carolina  28512
United States
My Credentials
Credential type: License
Type: Licensed Professional Counselor
License State: North Carolina
License Number: S4832
License Expiration: 6/2024
Status: Verified
Credential type: License
Type: Licensed Professional Counselor
License State: South Carolina
License Number: 9176
License Expiration: 8/2025
Status: Verified
Credential type: License
Type: Mental Health Counselor
License State: Florida
License Number: 23143
License Expiration: 3/2025
Status: Verified
Credential type: License
Type: Licensed Professional Counselor
License State: Connecticut
License Number: 1381
License Expiration: 6/2024
Status: Verified
My Therapy Approach
Anger Management
Career Difficulties
Eating & Food Disorders
Marriage Issues
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Trauma and/or Abuse
Behavioral Therapy
Therapy I offer:
Text Chat
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