Lauren Ellis, LMFT

Lauren Ellis, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LIC NO. 112843

Walnut Creek, CA


I (she/her) am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I know reaching out at times for support can feel daunting. I consider myself a person-centered therapist. I believe one type of therapy does not fit all and I collaborate with clients to help find what works for them. I pull from many therapy modalities such as: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Narrative, and more.
I have had the opportunity to work in many different settings providing therapy ranging from in-home, community centers, schools, and outpatient. I have worked with ages between 3-96 years old. These settings and age range have allowed me to work with individuals from all walks of life and with various life stressors. I have provided support to clients regarding depression, anxiety, aging and dying, grief and loss, caregiving, codependency, chronic pain, trauma, LGBTQ+, post-op gastric bypass, relationship issues, work-life balance, etc. My philosophy when it comes to therapy is: I am a human first and therapist second. I see myself as a fellow human coming to sessions to aid the process of healing and growing. I value the relationship that I build with a client to increase a sense of comfort and confidence in their strength. At the end of each session, I hope to have clients leave with skills, tools, and assurance that they have power and strength to grow, heal, and move forward.


Post-Op Bariatric Surgery
Aging and Dying
Grief and Loss
Adjustment Disorder