Ella identifies as a white, non-binary, queer, neurodiverse, able-bodied person. They graduated from Erikson Institute in 2021, with a background in adventure therapy and experiential modalities, working primarily with children and teenagers as well as young people identifying as LGBTQIA+. They connect strongly with the foundations of adventure therapy by utilizing a strength-based and person-centered approach to help clients move outside their comfort zone and confront challenges with open-mindedness and flexibility. They focus on the whole person, and enjoy utilizing art, movement, play therapy, and interactive techniques to promote insight and self-efficacy. Ella’s background in child development helps them understand each person in the context of their developmental life story. They strive to utilize an anti-oppressive approach to their practice and incorporate a systems focus in their work with individuals and families. Ella focuses on collaboration and meeting each client where they are at.
Building trust and focusing on the relationship are the key foundations to successful therapeutic outcomes. I will walk alongside you to help you discover your strengths and build upon these to overcome challenges. I know you are the expert of your own experience and will bring curiosity and open-mindedness to help you feel safe and secure. I look forward to working with you in this journey.