Meet Our Therapists
Leora Ellison, LCSW
As a professional therapist, I helped individuals and couples through life transitions, grief and loss, self-discovery, depression, anxiety, trauma, finding motivation, and coping with challenging family dynamics. Through this process we can work together to learn new skills and tools to help connect the past with the present, to gain insight into your life, and challenge any maladaptive thinking patterns that might not be serving you. My therapeutic style utilizes a collaborative approach. I will work in a warm, empathetic, and creative way providing motivation and encouragement. I incorporate an eclectic skillset, incorporating insight-oriented psychodynamic psychotherapy with cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.
I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that may challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards making a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.
Training and Education
I received my Master’s of Science in Social Work at Columbia University and my Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Psychology at New York University. In both programs I received extensive cross-cultural training. I am committed to maintaining a robust understanding of cultural diversity where I focus both on the person and their environment. I have trained through practicum experience in a hospital, community-based organizations, and schools.