Staff Highlight : Interview with Ellie Wells, MFTI

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Meet Cultivate Therapist :      Ellie Wells, MFTI

1) What's your favorite thing to do in San Diego?

I am a huge foodie! I love looking up San Diego bloggers or culinary websites to find new and old local gems. 

2. What book are you currently reading?

In my doctoral program, I am reading multiple books written by some of the most influential founders of psychology such as Sigmund Freud, Carl Rogers, and John Bowlby. Although leisurely reading rarely happens because of school, I am currently reading Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in a Committed Relationship by Dr. David Schnarch. I just can't help reading anything outside of the realm of therapy! 

3. What do you love about being a therapist? 

Being a therapist is special and sacred. I love walking alongside my clients as they navigate through their vulnerabilities and underlying belief systems that prohibit them from living a life of authenticity and fulfillment. I am truly honored to be in the presence of someone's journey, finding home in themselves. 

4. What type of clients do you work with? 

I work with individuals and couples of all ages and from all walks of life. Additionally, I work with the LGBTQ+ population, gender identity issues, sexual identity issues, and at-risk youth. 

5. What is your favorite quote? 

“Transformation doesn’t ask that you stop being you. It demands that you find a way back to the authenticity and strength that’s already inside of you. You only have to bloom.”- Cheryl Strayed

6. How can new clients contact you?

Ellie@cultivatesandiego.com or (616)-786-5864