Dr. Ellis received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. During her education, she received intensive training at the Trauma Resolution and Integration Program (TRIP), a community mental health center clinic that applies a contextual approach to treating and understanding survivors of prolonged childhood sexual and physical abuse. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Adelphi University and her undergraduate degree from Hofstra University. Dr. Ellis completed her predoctoral internship at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, a Harvard University affiliate, and completed her postdoctoral residency at The Renfrew Center of Coconut Creek.
Currently, Dr. Ellis is the Director at TRIP and an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University (https://psychology.nova.edu/training/trip.html).
Dr. Ellis is involved in a variety of leadership activities within the American Psychological Association. Dr. Ellis is a Consulting Editor for three APA journals: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, & Policy; Practice Innovations; and Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.
Dr. Ellis practices from a contextual model grounded in relational theory. Her research and clinical interests include the application of attachment theory to a wide range of topics, including trauma, complex trauma, and dissociation; supervision and training; and trauma within underserved or minoritized populations.