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Wed- Fri: 7AM - 5:15 PM
Sat: 7 AM - 11:45 AM
YOU DESERVE TO THRIVE!
"After years of experience and training discovering what works for my patients I have developed my own approach that I call Effectiveness Therapy. With Effectiveness Therapy I use your strengths and teach you my coping skills to enhance your quality of life. Whatever the symptoms, and personal history, the conditions are limited and similar. When my patients challenge their fears their lives improve and I often hear them say, "why didn't I do that before?" And the answer is that they weren't ready or hadn't found the right therapist. But, as the old saying goes, "When the student is ready, the teacher will come."
I have seen many people who have histories of severe abuse and previous treatment has had them go back and relive those overwhelmingly terrifying experiences. The Hippocratic Oath says, "First do no harm." I believe that those who wish to redress childhood trauma need effective preparation prior to that undertaking or they may become just as overwhelmed today as they were then. You can get significant benefits by just evaluating the beliefs that you developed in response to these events and how they effect your life today. People have to first be given tools and the opportunity to develop mastery through practice and encouragement with less provocative situations. After you have learned and developed a personal history of success with these preparatory techniques you are well equipped to boldly confront your past and no longer have it define the rest of your life!"
David Ellis, MA, LPC, LAC is a licensed psychotherapist as well as a licensed addictions counselor who has served the Denver metro area since 1978. He started his career in 1972 as a psych aid in a private adolescent drug treatment and research facility in Dallas and received his BS from SMU in 1976. David completed his MA in Counseling Psychology from UNC, Greeley in 1981 while working full time as the assistant director of the psychology department at a large multicultural correctional facility in downtown Denver. He has since attended the PhD program at NorthCentral University in Prescott AZ, and has continued his studies with an emphasis on emotional development, creating healthy relationships, and neurological issues as they effect children, teens, and adults. David is currently preparing to publish a workshop and a book to teach others how to be more effective in their own lives as well as for therapists in helping patients achieve their goals.
David has worked in community mental health centers in the metro area since 1981, serving adults, children, teens, families, and couples in individual, family, and group therapy settings. He started in private practice in 1998. David is the father of two children, has three step-children, and is the grandfather of four, one of whom is a special needs child. We invite you to call for an appointment today! Most insurance and CHP+ is accepted; a sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance. Payments can be made by check, cash, HSA card, or Visa/MasterCard.
2801 Youngfield St., Ste 300 (Near the Applewood Shopping Center,
at the 32nd and Youngfield exit of I 70.)
Golden, CO 80401
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