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Ocean Rocks

Dr. Ellen Shapiro

Dr. Shapiro completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1984. Since then she has taken many advanced trainings in psychology, couples therapy, trauma reduction, sex therapy, gender diversity, body and energy healing, yoga, and meditation. She is a licensed psychologist in FL and an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and Diplomate. She has met the qualifications of Sex Therapist as defined in the Florida Statutes since 1996 and continues to obtain up-to-date training in sex therapy and psychology.

Dr. Shapiro is an experienced therapist with years of helping people make lasting changes. She has additional clinical training and continuing education in various techniques and methods including EMDR, Mind-Body Stress Reduction (MBSR), Therapeutic Yoga, Bioenergetics, Acupressure, the 4-D Wheel (integrating spirituality and sexuality), Heart in Sexuality Integration, energy healing and spiritual psychology, and shamanic journeying. She trained in depth with Bart ten Berge in Spiritual and Energy Healing, and with Gina Ogden and Jack Painter, among others, in sexual healing. Dr. Shapiro may suggest incorporating these approaches into our work together at times, and you are free to choose. Regardless of the techniques, the key components of Dr. Shapiro’s approach are mindfulness, present moment somatic /body and emotional awareness, and honoring the many ways our varied inner selves find expression. Your sessions will be completely personalized to you.


Dr. Shapiro finds deep satisfaction in helping people on their healing path from emotional and psychological problems that may include depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, chronic pain, relationship, and sexual problems. She also delights in working with individuals, couples and those in non-traditional relationships who are seeking more fulfillment and joy in their lives through integrating body, mind, and spirit. In addition to talk therapy, there is much healing to be found in the creative blending of other modalities, including expressive movement, mindfulness and awareness practices. Dr. Shapiro is sex positive and a queer, kinky, and LGBTQQIA + ally.

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