57 North Street

Suite 419
Danbury, Connecticut 06810


Ellie is a board certified art therapist, artist, individual and group psychotherapist.  She has 30 years of experience facilitating emotional growth and healing in a variety of populations.  Ellie is holistic in treatment, encompassing theoretical approaches that best serve client needs. 


As an art therapist, Ellie encourages the use of visual arts materials to express feelings, and gain insights to the problematic issues that bring people into therapy.  The healing and life-enhancing qualities of creative art making, allow groups and individuals to view and reassess their life patterns and promotes positive change.   Ellie inspires individuals to develop their own creative style, as a means to building self-esteem and strengthening the coping skills needed to deal with life’s changes and challenges.


Ellie works with children, adolescents, adults and families.  Her experience includes but is not limited to social skills development, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, loss, adjustment disorders, psychotic disorders, and identity issues, as well as with individuals interested in self-exploration. 


Ellie works with compassion and empathy.  She received her Master’s degree in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University in 1982, is past president of the Connecticut Art Therapy Association and served as Director on the Board of the American Art Therapy Association. 




Lesley College, Cambridge, MA

Master of Arts in Expressive Therapies, Concentration: Art Therapy, 1982


Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, 1980