Ellen Winkler, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Ellen Winkler, LMFT

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I offer a combination of compassion and common sense, with some effective energy treatments, to help you reconnect with your best self.

I work with adults and adolescents (18 and up) treating anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief, fatigue, and also specialize in trauma. My approach is a combination of psychodynamic therapy and "energy work." I've trained with teachers from Dr. Alberto Villoldo's Four Winds Society, Sandra Ingerman's classes, and the Center for Personal Transformation and use spiritual methods to remedy your symptoms and help accelerate your growth and healing. Together we can access your "inner therapist" with methods such as guided meditation and chakra work. This approach is effective for people who are feeling stuck, not interested in using psychotropic medication, have tried conventional "talk therapy" and feel they need a new approach to their problems, also for those who are highly sensitive (HSP), searching for a spiritual connection, or alienated by the dominant culture. I respect diversity and maintain confidentiality. The fee for the first session is $75 to see if we are a good fit. I do not take insurance but can give you a superbill if you have a PPO for reimbursement. I offer day, evening, and weekend hours. Occasionally I do a phone session but prefer in person. To begin, text or email me and we can set up a time to talk.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Obesity & Weight Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Objection Relations
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Shamanic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • American Indian Or Alaska Native
  • Autism
  • Hiv / Aids
  • Immigrants
  • Immunodisorders
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Indigenous American Religions
  • Shamanism
  • Wicca / Paganism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $175.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Venmo

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Ventura County Wellness Professionals
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Antioch University Los Angeles
Masters Clinical Psychology