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Ellen Connell, Psy.D.

Office: 1701 K Street NW, Suite 1125
Washington, DC 20006
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Profession: Psychologist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Consultation Services to Employers
Employee Assistance Counseling
Practice Description: You would like to make a change in your life, but you know it can be easier to do so with a little help. I firmly believe that therapy can help you make the changes needed to become unstuck and to move forward with your life. I would love to help guide you through this process. As an Integrative Psychologist, I draw from various therapeutic methods and schools of thought, and I tailor therapy to your unique needs. In sessions, we will identify what you want from your life, as well as what you might be doing to hold yourself back from living the life you want. When there is a big gap between what you value and what you are currently experiencing, you are likely to feel discomfort or suffering. Let's figure out what you can do about that gap. Sometimes what you must do is move toward a greater level of acceptance and self-compassion. If that is what's needed, we can work on helping you learn to do so.

I work best with individual adults who want to better manage their anxiety or depressive symptoms, who are adjusting to a loss or to a life-transition, or who want to increase their sense of self-trust, self-compassion, or self-esteem. I also work well with people-pleasers and those who have tended to prioritize others' needs or expectations over their own. I enjoy using elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness and self-compassion work, as well as insight-oriented therapies to help people tune back into their own needs and wants so they can live more in harmony with their values.

Although I will listen and offer empathy in sessions, I will also offer direct feedback, when appropriate, to help guide you toward a greater understanding of your patterns and behaviors. Change can only occur from a place of awareness and understanding of oneself. I think of therapy as a collaborative experience, and I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anger Management
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Personal Growth
Relationship Issues
Stress Management
Women's Issues
People Pleasing
Anxious Attachment
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Biopsychosocial
Mindfulness Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: Buddhist
Education: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
California School for Professional Psychology, San Diego, 2012

Bachelors Degree in Psychology
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 1997
License #: PSY1000962
License State: District of Columbia
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Licensed Psychologist - Maryland - License Number: 05382
Licensed Psychologist - California - License Number: PSY26383
Professional Affiliations: Member, DC Psychological Association
Fee Schedule: $160 for a 50 to 55 minute psychotherapy session
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I am an Out of Network provider. All of my clients who have Out of Network insurance benefits receive partial reimbursement for sessions, after they have met their deductible, I am happy to submit your reimbursement claims for you, saving you the time and hassle of doing so.
Driving Directions: It is easiest to get to my office via public transportation. My office is conveniently located on the same block as Farragut North metro station (Red line) and one block from Farragut West (Orange, Blue, and Silver lines.) Several bus lines run directly in front of the building, and there is a bike share in front of my building (at 17th and K). A parking garage is also located on the same block of 17th as my office.

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Years in Practice:  6-10
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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