David J EllisLCMHC, LPC

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How has your particular field of specialization evolved in recent years and how has that impacted your work?

I have worked for over 30 years in the mental health field. My professional experience includes work with adults, adolescents, couples, families, and Military service members. I have worked in schools, hospitals, and both community inpatient and outpatient facilities. I have combined all my work experience to provide the best in private practice treating DSM-V disorders.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

Smart goals Be clear about what you are aiming for your goals should include specifics who, where, when, why and what... Set goals you can measure Set a goal you are able to do Set a goal that is practical Time-related





Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


General Expertise


Academic challenges


Anger management

Body image issues


College & graduate student issues

Communication issues



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Group Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Group Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eclectic Therapy

Training / Certifications

National Board Certified Counselor 210586, Master Addiction Counselor Certification 507392 (NAADAC)


NC, LCMHC, 4832

CT, LPC, 1381


Master Arts in Counseling Awarded December 17, 1976 Pepperdine University

Advanced Certificate in Counseling, University of Bridgeport 30 credits beyond a Masters degree

Work History

For close to 35 years, Dave Ellis been helping clients improve their mental health through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Connecticut in 1975. After college, Dave served honorably in the United States Military and worked in schools and mental health agencies since 2005 in Connecticut. He has been in private practice in North Carolina since 2005 providing office and Telehealth Services. Dave is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina and a licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut. His professional experience includes work with adolescents, couples, families, and Military service members. His specializations include Substance Abuse Counseling, Assessment, and Diagnosis, Client-Centered Therapy, Family Therapy, and DSM-V Disorders.


1700 Salter Path Road Unit, S303, Indian Beach, 28512, NC