Ellen Shapiro, PhD, Psychologist in Tallahassee
Sometimes in life we find ourselves struggling with difficult emotions and dysfunctional behaviors, despite our best intentions and efforts. Emotions such as depression, anxiety, unresolved grief, persistent anger or resentment, or feeling something is just not right may bother you. You may have concerns about sexual problems, intimacy problems, or your sexuality or gender. You may be troubled in relationships by recurrent, frustrating interactional patterns that don't lead to resolution. Sometimes we would like to change repetitive unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, but don't know how. You CAN learn to deal more effectively with life's challenges and you CAN feel better!
Within an atmosphere of compassion and acceptance, and geared specifically to each client, I use various therapeutic modalities to assist in creating change: traditional talk psychotherapy, sex therapy (talking about sex, intimacy, gender, and sexuality issues and problems), and sometimes, body-centered psychotherapy (accessing internal information through here-and-now body sensations/experiences).
Dr. Shapiro has been a respected therapist and workshop facilitator for many years, and has the training and experience to help you make meaningful changes in your life. Get the help you need! While facing your problems can be difficult, over time you will be rewarded with feeling more confident, content and empowered.
Call or Email Ellen Shapiro for a free phone consultation now - (850) 512-1498


  • Years in Practice: 33 Years
  • School: Vanderbilt University
  • Year Graduated: 1984
  • License No. and State: PY3674 Florida


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: AASECT-Ameri Assn Sex Ed,Counselors,Sex Therapists / Diplomate in Sex Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2009


  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Dysphoria, HRT evaluations
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Certified Sex Therapist
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Workshops


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018
Ellen Shapiro, PhD, Psychologist in Tallahassee

Ellen Shapiro

Psychologist, PhD