Ellie Lisitsa, M.S. is a doctoral student of Clinical Psychology at Seattle Pacific University. She currently provides services to college students and children using evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, and interpersonal approaches. Ellie has additional specialized training in compassion focused therapy and in exposure and response prevention for anxiety disorders. Her therapeutic approach is to explore how early relationships and experiences inform our beliefs and behaviors, and then to use that insight, self-acceptance, and skills learned in therapy to help clients experience greater meaning, joy, and purpose in life. Her areas of clinical and research interest include mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, addiction, relationship satisfaction, self-esteem, mindfulness, and self-compassion.