Abuse / Survivors of Abuse

Years in Practice

25 years +


Scottsdale AZ 85258 - United States



Additional Expertise

Counselor/Therapist, Divorce Coach, Parenting Coach, Speaker/Presenter

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

People have the power to remove the obstacles to their higher thinking and in so doing, they can lead fulfilling lives.

About Ellie Izzo, PhD

Dr. Ellie Izzo has been in clinical practice for over thirty years. She is the creator of Sentbeat, an innovative APP for enhancing emotional intelligence. She developed the Rapid Advance Process, a standardized five session brief model of counseling which was presented at the American Counseling Association convention in Atlanta in 1993 and again in Honolulu in 2008. She is the author of The Bridge to I Am: Rapid Advance Psychotherapy, co-author of Second-Hand Shock™ and The After Shock Workbook™, and The Just Stop series. She is co-director of the Vicarious Trauma Institute and Collaborative Divorce Institute and presents/trains extensively on the subjects.

Ellie conducts all phases of psychotherapy and counseling. She also serves as a Collaborative Divorce Trainer, Divorce Coach, Child Specialist and Team Manager in the process of Collaborative Divorce, whereby an interdisciplinary team of professionals helps a couple move through divorce respectfully, without litigating. Ellie helped launch the first IACP Institute as a lead trainer in their Basic Training. She has also served on their Training Task Force in 2012.

Ellie presents for various conferences and conventions. She writes a monthly blog at docellie.com. She appears regularly on television and hosted a call-in radio show in Phoenix. She served as Self-Help Editor for a nationally syndicated trade magazine. Ellie has served as the psychology advisor for AZ Teen Magazine. She runs several ongoing groups called the Encouragers, where people meet to offer each other peace, support and acceptance.

Ellie is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Arizona Collaborative Colleagues and Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona. She is married with children and grandchildren. Her office is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. She can be reached by email at ellieizzophd@gmail.com.

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