Brian Ellez is a Therapist based in the USA. My areas of speciality include . This profile is currently unclaimed; please validate the details are current when communicating with the mental health professional.
As a therapist, I work to develop a relationship of collaboration and attunement to support clients in realizing the change they seek in their lives. I have extensive experience with adults and teens working through trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as family and other relational issues, work stress and life transitions. I use a variety of practical, skills-based techniques nested in larger life-contexts of family and culture, to explore solutions and rediscover hope. I take an active approach giving feedback, suggesting actions, and assigning homework. Ultimately the client is in charge of his/her own life decisions. I am bilingual (Spanish) and accustomed to working with cultural differences. I work eclectically from a variety of therapeutic models depending on my client’s goals and preferences, including mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, solution-focused, somatic work for trauma, structural family therapy and family of origin frameworks. I have certification for providing consultation to mental health clinicians for the Hispanic population as a Washington State Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist (EMMHS). At Varad Program I work with a team of clinicians including psychiatric prescribers for those interested in medication management, and therapists providing EMDR and CBT.