Hi there! My name is Ellie, and I’m an Associate Clinical Social Worker. I’ve lived in Chico for the past 3.5 years, and have fallen in love with the town and it’s community. In my free time I enjoy hiking with my dog, kickboxing, and doing yoga. Recently I started learning how to crochet.
While working as a nanny, I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University. I earned my Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Child Trauma from Baylor University in Texas. Throughout my MSW program, I had two internships, one at a preschool in Houston where I provided therapy and in-class support to children who experienced significant trauma and who exhibited challenging behaviors. My second internship was for an Early Head Start program, where I provided mental health support, therapy, and trainings for childcare providers.
In my social work career, I have worked in county mental health as the 0-5 clinician, as well as a medical social worker in oncology. I have experience working with children and teens who have gone through abuse and neglect, who are exhibiting challenging behaviors, and who have sensory difficulties. I also have experience working with adults who have undergone cancer treatment, are managing issues related to a serious illness, and/or are facing the end of life.
I have training in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy.
To schedule an appointment with Ellie:
Call our office: (530) 410-0505
Ellie sees clients at the Humboldt office.
Ellie is an Associate Clinical Social Worker, CA #ACSW85229, under the supervision of Dan Katz, CA #LCSW7153.