Ellen Garfield (she/her)

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Accepting Clients

Available for in-person and zoom appointments. Providing EMDR therapy

Counselor in Aptos, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I love working with adults and teens who are struggling with interpersonal issues (conflicts in the family, work, at school, with friends, etc), those wanting to gain insight into themselves, and individuals in the process of healing from traumatic incidents. I work with many folks who suffer from anxiety (including social and performance), panic attacks, fears, and those who have a critical inner voice. I love supporting those who desire to gain greater self-worth and self-compassion.

My Background and Approach

A graduate of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, I have an existential-humanistic approach, focusing on the present moment and the importance of the relationship between me and my clients. My style is warm and direct, and many folks I work with have told me they appreciate my curiosity and sense of humor. We will focus on the present moment and what is happening in your body in order to aid in the healing process. I have specialized training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), which is an evidence-based practice known to be effective in decreasing psychological distress caused by disturbing life experiences and trauma EMDR is used to help folks with such challenges as: •phobias •car accidents •assault and/or abuse (recent or during childhood) •grief and loss •distress around breakups •painful conflicts at work or home and distress about what you might see as not being able to "let it go" •nerve-wracking school or work presentations or performances

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have a deep commitment to my continued education around issues related to race, power, and privilege and I’m dedicated to providing support for the LGBTQIA community, BIPOC, immigrants, and others who have been impacted by systemic oppression. I am an active member of the LGBTQIA community.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Rate: $185 - 185/session


8318547543 Email Ellen
6233 Soquel Dr
Suite C
Aptos, CA 95003

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