Laura Ellington, LCSW


Laura Ellington, LCSW

Education:   Masters of Social Work, UNC Chapel Hill


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker,  North Carolina, South Carolina

Experience:   Experience working with vulnerable populations facing complex medical conditions including life limiting and terminal illness,
individual therapy for residents of retirement communities and skilled nursing facilities,  individual outpatient therapy in urban and rural
communities with clients of all ages (13 and up).  Clinical director and therapist with residential community serving severely, persistently mentally
ill residents, predominately young adults.

Focus of Care:   Adults of all ages, children above age 13, geriatric population and those facing life limiting illness. Trauma, bipolar disorder,
depression/anxiety (especially related to medical conditions), individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and related disorders, domestic violence/sexual abuse
survivors.  Substance use/abuse as secondary diagnosis.

Modalities:  Integrated strengths based, recovery focused approach.  Cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapy based on seven aspects
of recovery.  (Physical wellness, community connections, purpose, independence, psychological wellness, spirituality and creativity).   Wellness
focused lifestyle change group therapy.