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Thanks for you interest -- but for now I am not taking new clients as I am taking time out to focus on teaching, and writing, and am available for supervision only.
I feel privileged to be doing this work, and do my best to provide clients with a safe, respectful, calm and supportive environment. If you choose to work with me, our sessions will be directed and paced by your unique needs and desires. You may want to heal from trauma, grieve a loss, find new meaning in your life, feel more empowered in some way, or work through something that's been troubling you, I will do my best to help (or refer you to the appropriate person if I can't).
I use effective mind-body approaches to treating anxiety, depression, grief and the effects of trauma. I believe that you, as my client, are the expert about your life and the issues you want to work through, and that my job is to accompany you, support you and help you to find your own answers.
Sometimes, just talking something through with a supportive and neutral person can help you arrive at what you need. Other times, the answers may lie deeper, in the unconscious, and if so, we can access them through your dreams, or through working in a way that takes your body's wisdom into account. Many of these techniques are supported by the latest neuroscientific research into what facilitates growth and change.
I believe change should come naturally, through inner work and reflection, through changing your relationship with yourself to one that is more accepting and forgiving.
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For further information, visit Leslie Ellis's website.
Leslie Ellis is an adjunct faculty for Adler University. She has written several journal articles and book chapters of the use of focusing in clinical practice and on focusing-oriented work with dreams. For her dissertation, she developed and tested a focusing approach to working with the PSTD nightmares of refugees, and was given the Ernest Hartmann award for student research from the International Association for the Study of Dreams. In addition to her practice, she also teaches other therapists how to use focusing and experiential psychotherapy practices with a particular focus on working with dreams and with trauma.