About Ellen

Hi, I’m Ellen.

My passion is helping you face any pain, loss, discomfort, or relationship conflict life has dealt you. I offer a confidential, safe and therapeutic environment so you can experience healing and live your life more wholeheartedly.

My approach to therapy is collaborative and experiential. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities including but not limited to EMDR, EFT, the Enneagram, Prepare/Enrich, and mindfulness. As a retired Physical Therapist, I am uniquely qualified to connect the mind and the body to promote healing.  I believe the mind, emotions, body and spirit are integral to well being and whole health.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, Pilates, listening to music and traveling. I am intentional about staying connected to my husband, three adult children, other family members and friends. I previously worked for the Refuge Center for Counseling in Franklin, TN. I have been a facilitator of small groups through Restore Ministries of the YMCA.


Master of Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy, 2012

Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN

Physical Therapy, B.S., 1983

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Psychology, B.S., 1980

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Affiliations and Associations

Ellen is a member of:

  • AAMFT : American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • TAMFT : Tennessee Association of Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • ACA : American Counseling Association  
  • NPI : Nashville Psychotherapy Institute  
  • NAACC : Nashville Area Association Of Christian Counselors