Ellen Ross Hodge (she/her)


If you're a caring person with lots of anxiety, let's talk. I help people from all walks of life live more authentically and with less fear.

Counselor in Seattle, WA
Supervised by Edward Ewe

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

I work with caring people - parents, family caregivers, professional caregivers(healthcare professionals, childcare workers, social workers, ect.), and people who are the 'caretaker' in their personal or romantic relationships - to lessen their anxiety and help them continue on with their important work. I also specialize in helping the ethical non-monogomy, polyamory, kinky, and queer communities with managing anxiety and improving their relationships. My office is a safe and affirming place.

My Background and Approach

In my practice, I draw deeply from my own experience as an anxious person, a parent, a caregiver, and someone who has made her own path. In my graduate studies and post-grad, I have focused my studies on how anxiety effects caring people, how the caregiver role is both necessary and undervalued in our society, and how to best help those who help others. I construct individualized treatment plans that draw from different counseling theories - usually starting from a Rogerian (Humanistic) approach, and integrating Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Emotional Freedom Technique, Existential, and other approaches as needed. It is perfectly ok if you don't know what any of those terms mean, but I like to include them in case you want to look them up. I believe in developing a strong professional relationship with you. I want you to feel comfortable talking to me, asking questions, and giving positive or even negative feedback. Sometimes the best sessions start with someone telling me I'm wrong!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a counselor because I believe in counseling. Prior to becoming a counselor, I spent years in the client's seat, talking about my own trauma. I know what it's like to come to counseling for the first time, to worry that it'll hurt more, to worry that counseling will not be worth the time and money. I get it. And I use that experience to try to make your experience as comfortable and worthwhile as I can.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $90 - 120/session

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