ERICA ELLIS, PSYD, CMT. Dr. Ellis is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified massage therapist with over ten years of clinical experience in private, residential, and intensive outpatient settings. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and her Doctorate of Psychology from Alliant-California School of Professional Psychology, where her work focused on the intersection between psychological and physiological health. She has trained in traditional psychodynamic therapy as well as cutting edge somatic modalities including mindfulness meditation, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Neural Manipulation, and Visceral Manipulation. Dr. Ellis is the founder of Nervous System Regulation, a mind-body touch therapy approach and Integrative Wellness Psychology, an interdisciplinary treatment model that specialize in bridging the brain, mind, body, and spirit. She is also the Program Director for the Integrative Wellness Program at Community West Treatment in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Ellis has worked in private practice in both Paris, France and Los Angeles, CA and her current practice includes adults, teens, and couples with a broad range of issues such as ADHD and executive function impairments, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosomatic illness, physical pains, and concerns related to identity, culture, expatriation, relationships, phase of life, empowerment, and authenticity.
In addition to her practice, Dr. Ellis is the Somatic Psychology Department Lead Faculty and Coordinator of Dissertations and Research and Part-Time Faculty in the Applied Clinical Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is also adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University-Graduate School of Education and Psychology and Antioch University’s Master of Psychology Program.
Prior to teaching, Dr. Ellis served as the Director of Professional Education and Training for Dr. Daniel Siegel’s Mindsight Institute. Her speaking circuit includes international organizations such as American University Paris, The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS), University of Southern California (USC), CHADD, UCLA Extension, The Wheel of Wellbeing, The Maple Counseling Center, Mindsight Institute, The Relational Center, The Relational Turn, and CSPP. She is the author of A Neurobiology of Self Regulation (LAP) and featured as a contributing author for Whole Person Magazine and the brain and body specialist in the book Add More ing to Your Life by motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein (Langenscheidt Publishing Group/Berlitz).