Alissa Ellis, PhD

DIRECTOR and CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST –
PSY CA 26157 | PSY NY 025011

Dr. Alissa Ellis is the founder and director of Ellis Effect psychological group. She is a clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in psychodiagnostics and treatment for children, adolescents and adults with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and ADHD. She offers a unique and empirically supported perspective to develop individualized treatment plans tailored to the client and the family. Dr. Ellis is the founder of the thinkSMART® program, a novel treatment for weaknesses in executive functioning.

She is currently a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Dr. Ellis is a prolific researcher in the area of mood disorders. She has received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health examining the neurophysiological profile of reward and frustration in adolescents with mood difficulties. She hopes to use this research to aid in the development of novel, brain-based interventions.

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.

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Training

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2012-2014): T32 Research Fellow, Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders, Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2012-2015): Clinical Neuropsychology, Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship (2011-2012): Pediatric Neuropsychology Track, Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA

Education

  • PhD (2012): Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology track), University of Texas at Austin
  • MA (2007): Clinical Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • BA (2004): University of Southern California

Publications

To learn more about Dr. Alissa Ellis, head over to Dr. Ellis’ website.

Dr. Alissa Ellis is the founder and director of Ellis Effect psychological group sitting on the sand at the beach.