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LICSW Ellen Walker

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Ellen Walker is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LICSW
Years in Practice: 30
State: VA

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker in Washington, DC. I am a little older than most, in my early 60s, but am an open-minded optimist. I have over 20 years of experience working in Mental Health and Child Welfare settings so there aren’t too many issues that I haven’t dealt with. I have worked with couples, families, individuals, and children with a variety of issues to include physical and emotional trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship challenges and life transitions.

I would describe my approach to therapy as eclectic, drawing on a variety of modalities to best serve a client’s needs and goals. The modalities that I feel have proven most useful are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I typically meet with my clients once weekly for 45 minutes. We begin by getting to know each other so that I can learn about the issues that brought them to seek counseling. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever difficulties you are facing and help you learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the world. I view the therapeutic alliance as a partnership requiring mutual trust, respect, honesty, communication, and commitment to do the work.

I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful initially to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better; however, I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. Much of my availability is in the mornings and on the weekends, although I do have a high degree of flexibility. I check messages at least once during each weekday.

Taking the first step in seeking help can be challenging, however it is important to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with and can trust. I look forward to working with you and your journey!


• Trauma and abuse

• Grief

• Self esteem

• Depression

Also experienced in:

Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Child abuse and neglect, Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Mid Life Crisis and Posttraumatic Stress

Clinical approaches:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 29




LICSW #LC300783 (Expires: 07/31/2021)

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Ellen is an amazing therapist and person. I appreciate her forthrightness, humor, and kindness. More importantly, I value her insight and wisdom.

Dec 20, 2022


Ellen is incredibly understanding, thoughtful, and honest. She is consistently ready to meet me wherever I’m at, and is always prepared to dive into whatever topic I’m thinking about. I value her honesty and ability to have difficult conversations, while also making sure I feel supported. Could not recommend Ellen enough!

Nov 18, 2022


Ellen is my girl. She has similar values to me, and always knows how to get to the point with me. She’s funny and respectful and I can’t say enough good stuff about her. She is the first therapist I have been able to stick with for a long time and feel like she’s really helping me on multiple fronts of my life.

S.H.·Jun 06, 2022


Ellen is an amazing therapist. I am very thankful for her.

D..·Apr 23, 2022


Ellen has a way with questions. She is talented at getting to the root of a problem by asking core questions which unveil what’s really going on. I appreciate her candidness and ability to get straight to the point.

L.U.·Oct 05, 2021


I have been working with Ellen for a few months now and she is wonderful and comforting but pushes me to address issues I may be avoiding . I truly look forward to talking to her and she has become a light during what has been the most difficult time in my life for my mental health.

J.E.·Sep 28, 2021


Ellen is a great therapist. Very compassionate and knowledgeable. I am benefiting greatly from talking to her!

E.L.·Sep 02, 2021


Ellen has been great for my mental health and helping guide me thru the issues I’m facing not just with myself but with my marriage.

C.H.·Aug 09, 2021


In the short time that we have worked together, Ellen has done a great job at making me feel heard and seen while also taking my concerns and priorities to heart. I feel very comfortable talking to her already and I look forward to our future meetings.

A.L.·Jul 21, 2021


I really love how she listens and offers great advice. She seems like she really cares what I have to say and is willing to help me through my problems. I just started a few weeks ago and am excited to see where our sessions go and all the help I hope to get in the future.

C.R.·Jul 14, 2021


Ellen is very knowledgeable and friendly. We are a good fit.

C.Y.·Jun 21, 2021


Ellen is an incredible therapist. She is great at listening and understanding your thoughts and feelings, and she offers solid advice. In addition, she is timely with her appointments and is always quick to respond to any messages you send her way. I highly recommend her.

J.A.·Apr 30, 2021


Looking forward to working towards my goals.

D.A.·Apr 27, 2021


Ellen Walker offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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