About Emily Ellis 

I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Knoxville, TN. I have a private practice where I sees client individually for counseling related to depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. I also am a IOP Group therapist at the Middle Path. I received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counselor from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga in December 2016. I completed 3000 hours of supervised direct/indirect clinical experience while working at Youth Villages as a Family Intervention Specialist and at Brookhaven Retreat Center as a Primary Residential Therapist. Prior to my career as a Counselor, I was a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at Parkridge Valley Behavioral Health Hospital and a Wilderness Therapist at SOAR, Inc. I’m originally from Nashville, TN. I spend my free time with my dog Luna and husband Drew. I enjoy eating delicious food, learning about history, play board games, and spending time outside. 


I've invested a great deal in making sure I am up to date on the latest techniques and trainings to help address client’s needs. Below are a list of previous trainings and current certifications. 

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)  

Training completed through Youth Villages - June 2017 

For more information visit: https://tfcbt.org/about-tfcbt/


Hypnosis for Trauma and Grief Level 1

Training completed through Courtney Armstrong - March 2018 

For more information visit: https://realworldtherapy.com/about/


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 1

Training completed though EMDRIA - November 2018 

For more information visit: https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certified

First training completed through PESI - July 2018

Second training and certification through Evergreen completed - February 2020. 

For more information visit: https://behavioraltech.org/resources/faqs/dialectical-behavior-therapy-dbt/