About Dr. Ellis

Professional Training and Experience

I have been in private practice since 1993, providing individual, marital and family therapy for adults, adolescents and children. I earned both a Masters and Doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. My Doctoral Internship was at University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. I obtained my Bachelors degree in psychology from Dartmouth College.

I have also worked in a community mental health center, as a house parent for emotionally disturbed adolescent boys, a caseworker for chronically mentally ill geriatric patients, and in the Miami-Dade school system working with intellectually challenged, emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and their families.

Shortly after September 11, 2001 I began volunteering with the American Red Cross providing Disaster Mental Health (DMH) services to disaster survivors. Some of my duties as a Volunteer have included providing DMH services to survivors of house fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and airplane crashes. Additionally I have taught Psychological First Aid and Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals to other Red Cross volunteers and Licensed Mental Health Providers. Finally I have been a Co Lead of the DMH team and in that capacity was responsible for training and supervising 30+ licensed mental health professionals who provide DMH services to disaster survivors in Broward County, Maimi-Dade County and the Keyes.

I have volunteered for over 12 years for the Broward County Public School system, providing individual and family therapy, as well as being a room parent.

I have been a member of the Florida Medical Reserve corps since 2008

I am also Member of the American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association, and the Broward County Psychological Association.