Ellie Lipton (they/them & she/her)

Accepting Clients

I am a queer therapist who works with teens and adults. I currently have openings for new clients in California and Massachusetts.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA

About My Clients

Are you feeling stuck in patterns that leave you unfulfilled? Perhaps you are struggling to understand or embrace your full identity. Or maybe you just feel “off” and don’t know what to do about it. I work with teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, sexuality questions, relationship issues, gender exploration, body image, athlete specific issues, life transitions, and more. I can help you slow down and gain insight into the factors impacting your feelings and behaviors.

My Background and Approach

My therapy style is influenced by psychodynamic theories, relational psychotherapy, attachment theory, contemplative psychology, somatics, and social justice theories. My approach is eclectic and client centered, meaning I tailor my work with each client to their unique strengths and challenges. I believe you are the expert on your experiences, and my role is to collaborate with you to create the healing environment and structure that will best serve you. I have worked in many different settings including community mental health, college counseling, private practice, sports organizations, and contemplative-based outpatient settings. More information about my training and background is available on my website (http://www.ellielipton.com).

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Foundational to all of my work is the belief that individual pain is rarely isolated from other factors like structural oppression, family dynamics, work and family expectations, etc. I believe that relationships, including the therapy relationship, have transformative power and that therapy can be a space of enormous growth and healing. Our early experiences of relationships and attachment tremendously impact how we relate to the world, and through exploring those relationships we can create new narratives and ways of being that are more fulfilling, reciprocal, and safe.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200/session

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