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David Ellis, MA, LPC

Psychotherapist

Professional statement

David Ellis, MA, LPC, LAC is a licensed psychotherapist as well as a licensed addictions counselor who has served the Denver metro area since 1978. He started his career in 1972 as a psychiatric aid in a private adolescent drug treatment and research facility in Dallas and received his BS from SMU in 1976. David completed his MA in Counseling Psychology from UNC, Greeley in 1981 while working full time as the assistant director of the psychology department at a large multicultural correctional facility in downtown Denver. He has since attended the PhD program, dropping out with a 3.88 gpa half way through because he wasn't learning anything new. He continues his studies with books, articles, and workshops with an emphasis on emotional development and neurological issues as they affect teens and adults. David is currently preparing a workshop to help other therapists get better results in helping patients achieve their goals. His book, "The POWER of Effectiveness Therapy," was on the Huffington Post Recommended List for October of 2017. Most insurance and CHP+ is accepted; a sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance. If necessary, please cancel 24 hours in advance.

In-network insurances

  • Advocate Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Psychotherapist

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Education and training

  • University of Northern Colorado, Master's in Counseling Psychology

Professional memberships

  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Colorado Association of Alcohol and Drug Service Providers

Awards and publications

  • "The POWER of Effectiveness Therapy" Kindle

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1255524062

Office locations

David Ellis, LPC, LAC

2801 Youngfield St, Suite 300

Golden, CO 80401

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Pretty terrible experience. He preached at me for two sessions and seemed uninterested in hearing from me. I came in with a specific problem to deal with and he wouldn't allow me to discuss it openly. He seemed to have hisown agenda and perhaps wanted to stretch out sessions to make more money. He ends sessions very abruptly and starts late each week. His only "advice" at the end of two pointless sessions was "go have some fun, even if you don't want to, because I said so." Really unhelpful and frustrating. Ego centric guy that likes to hear himself talk.
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Dr. Ellis is the light at the end of a very dark tunnel. I liked his approach on showing that there is hope and recovery.
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I've enjoyed all of my visits with Mr. Ellis. Where I started versus where I am today with being effective in my day to day life is significantly different. He gave me tools to utilize whenever I need them and I'vefound them to have a positive influence on my life.
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Really like David's insights.
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Very helpful. Gained valuable insight and problem solving skills.
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The visit was very good! I am relaxed when I talk to him. He has helped me thru a very difcult time & I feel I am on the right path now.
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My visits are always enlightening, there's not been 1 time I've been disappointed after seeing him.
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