Ellie Lovde Therapist Bio

About Ellie Lovde

As a queer, neurodivergent counselor, I believe that an individual’s identity is integral to the therapy process. I understand that each person has a unique perspective, shaped by their experiences and intersecting identities. My goal is to empower emerging adults by collaborating to share knowledge, reframe negative internalizations, and foster self-congruence. I see my role as a guide, not a problem solver, and I leverage storytelling to uplift narratives and pursue liberation. 

As a scientist, I am driven by curiosity to understand humanity’s role within nature and the impact of our interactions, no matter how small. My approach is integrative, holistic, and process-focused, in service of identifying pragmatic, achievable solutions. I strive to incorporate individuals’ strengths, passions, and interests into therapy work to engender meaningful growth. I believe that self-compassion and self-forgiveness are crucial for healing intergenerational trauma and are acts of intentional self-reflection. 

My experience in emergency medicine has enabled me to understand how to use the inequitable healthcare system and be an advocate for others, particularly those who are marginalized. I believe that individuals should have the power of choice and control in the pursuit of change. I am comfortable discussing sensitive topics that may impact your health and wellbeing (e.g., systemic issues of oppression, racism, patriarchy, and heteronormativity).

My theoretical orientation is primarily trauma-informed and person-centered, influenced by feminist and civil rights leaders. I enjoy working with a variety of therapeutic approaches, including narrative therapy, compassion-focused therapy, motivational-interviewing, existential therapy, and somatic therapy. 

I am currently a practicum student in the Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) program at Antioch University and pursuing a certificate in Addiction Studies to become a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP). I have professional experience in a variety of healthcare roles. I am a nerd who has been writing and world building since childhood, inspired by video games and tabletop games alike.

If you’re looking for a counselor who values diversity and will empower you to make informed decisions towards change, I am excited to work with you. Let’s explore your unique story together!

You can request an appointment with Ellie Lovde via phone (425-380-8575) or email ().


  • Master’s student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Addiction Studies (Antioch University, Seattle, WA)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociocultural Anthropology, minor in Psychology (Louisiana State University, LA)
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certification (Carroll L Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute, LA)


  • Neurodivergence (ADHD/Dyslexia)
  • Trauma/c-PTSD
  • Addiction/Substance Use


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Geek & Gamer Culture
  • Gender Affirming Care
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Natural Disasters
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues


  • Adolescents/Teenagers (15 to 19)
  • Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Culturally Sensitive 
  • Existential Therapy
  • Feminist
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Strengths-Based
  • Trauma-Informed