Ellen Velissarios

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CSAC, ADC, NCC

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Ellen Velissarios, LPC-S, CSAC, ADC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Newport News
(757) 320-0817 Website

Ellen Velissarios

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CSAC, ADC, NCC


Location

Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center
707 Gum Rock Ct
Newport News, Virginia 23606
(757) 320-0817

*NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. IF YOU’D LIKE, PLEASE CONTACT US TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST* I have been practicing counseling for over 10 years in acute, inpatient, outpatient, group home, not-for-profit, school, in-home, private, and residential facilities. My counseling theories most often practiced include solution focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, family systems, and client-centered. However, techniques used are drawn from different counseling perspectives in order to meet the clients' individual needs and strengths. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Specialties include cycles of aggression, abuse, adolescents, co-occurring diagnoses, juvenile sex offender populations, family therapy, relationships, self-esteem, substance abuse, addiction, and treating anxiety, bipolar, post-traumatic stress, trauma, conduct, and borderline personality disorders.

Served as adjunct professor at ODU to paraprofessionals working with addictions and substance abuse populations. Provided supervision to QMHPs practicing in in-home, TDT settings. Provide supervision for residents working toward licensure in VA, LPC, who are in or have completed a counseling, CACREP accredited Master's program.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • School: College of William and Mary
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License and State: 0701005142 Virginia

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Healthkeepers
  • Anthem Healthkeepers Plus
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • GEHA
  • Health Net
  • HealthKeepers
  • Humana
  • MHN
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • Military OneSource
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima
  • Optima Family Care Behavioral Health
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Virginia Premier
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: Certified substance abuse coun CCE
  • Certificate: VCA / Clinical supervision
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Location

Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center
707 Gum Rock Ct
Newport News, Virginia 23606
(757) 320-0817
Specialties
  • Stress
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Clinical supervision of LPC residents
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Professional Connections

Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019
Ellen Velissarios, LPC-S, CSAC, ADC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Newport News

Ellen Velissarios

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CSAC, ADC, NCC