Ellis earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication and Rhetoric Studies from Oglethorpe University in May of 2011. He then earned his Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in August of 2013 and was inducted into the Chi Sigma Iota Honors Society while earning his Master's Degree. During and prior to his academic career, Ellis won awards in various sports including track and field, cross county, triathlon, and marathon running. He continues to appreciate the value of exercise in his daily living and with his work with clients.
Ellis began his career as an intern in August of 2012 providing individual and family counseling to children and their parents in a non-profit agency. He later branched out into a private practice in late 2015 where the type of clients he served expanded dramatically.
In January of 2017, Ellis began accepting clients as the sole therapist of his own private practice, Jones Counseling, LLC. In his practice, he currently serves adults struggling with various forms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and who are victims of abuse/neglect. In addition to his work with adults, Ellis provides services to families.
Beatrice earned both her undergraduate degree in psychology in 2008 and her master’s in professional counseling, 2011, from Georgia State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, License #008010.
Beatrice is a bilingual counselor, fluent in both English and Spanish, who began her career working with trauma survivors. Beatrice believes trauma is a part of life. Through advanced study she is trained to use different modalities to resolve emotional trauma and build post traumatic growth. In particular, Beatrice is certified in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Through working with clients, Beatrice asserts there is a correlation between trauma, anxiety, and emotional eating and weight gain. This belief coupled with her passion for fitness and nutrition has emerged as a clinical focus for her practice. She is currently working on her nutrition certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Beatrice enjoys assisting adult clients with a wide variety of mental health issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, loss & grief, and emotional eating issues.
Stacy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at University of Colorado in 2005. She later attended graduate school at Mercer University, earning a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2014.
Stacy brings a diverse background of counseling experience into her practice including working with children and adults to address issues including but not limited to: managing anxiety; stress; depression; life transitions; parenting; school issues; low self-esteem; grief and loss; trauma and PTSD; and sexual trauma.
Before venturing into private practice Stacy spent several years providing therapy at non-profit agencies helping child and adult individuals address and work through issues related to sexual trauma. Stacy is certified in TF-CBT, which is an evidence-based treatment protocol for helping children to resolve symptoms of trauma. Stacy is also trained, and working toward certification, in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is also an evidence-based treatment model to assist people in resolving symptoms related to trauma and other mental health issues.