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Stacy Ellis- Licensed Psychologist (WA, OR)
I consider my role as a mental health professional a privilege. I hold a deep respect for those in my care courageous enough to address their life challenges. Beyond utilizing a theoretical model, my work is patient-centered and a collaborative process. I find it paramount to acutely listen, be present in the therapy room, and anticipate clinical interventions while being aware of my own reactions. I strongly value an evidence-based approach to treatment that integrates the best available scientific evidence with practitioner expertise to address the needs of each individual. As a lifelong learner I search for appropriate and novel ways to benefit my patients. My personal and professional developments have taught me to celebrate diversity, exemplify self-awareness, inquire, learn, teach, and to use those aptitudes in service of others. I am fervent in my desire to understand each individual's uniqueness while also embracing the shared threads of humanity. I hear similarities in fears, dreams, desires, and insecurities across cultures. These parallels accentuate the need within us all to be understood and have empathetic connections. This is central to my therapeutic work.
I am a generalist with specialized training specific to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, couples/ alternative relationships (monogamy, sex positive, swingers, kink, BDSM), LGBTQIA population, group work, and pain management. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and substance abuse. I have a strong knowledge base in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Yolum Group Process Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, and Psychodynamic Therapy. I am available to work with individual adults, couples, alternative relationship dynamics, and adolescents 14 and older.