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In this episode, there is a discussion about what is emotional intimacy, what is emotional cheating, the reason why emotional cheating, and how to protect your relationship from emotional cheating.

About Ellen Hennigan

Ellen Hennigan, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) for 25 years, earned her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida in 1993 and was licensed in 1996. She was later awarded a 5-year State contract with Florida’s Med Waiver Program for Developmentally Disabled. Ellen trained and certified in Florida’s Victim Services Program. She was also trained and certified to supervise Mental Health Counselor Interns. She is a proud 20-year member of the Gulf Coast Mental Health Counselors Association (GCMHC).

Clinical experience includes providing counseling to children, as well as therapy (or psychotherapy) to adolescents and adults. She provides services for individual, couples and families.  Ellen has provided therapeutic services in various settings with agencies including Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization treatment programs.

Her primary therapeutic focus includes overcoming trauma/abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, as well as other disorders of adjustment, emotional regulation, self-esteem, stress reduction and grief/bereavement.

Ellen considers herself an “eclectic” therapist using approaches that are tailored specifically for every client, couple or family.  Her most frequently utilized approach is called CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) meaning it focuses on the erroneous thoughts we have and how those lead to unwanted behaviors. Additionally, she uses various other Behavioral Therapies, Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Client-Centered, as well as integrating Meditation and Mindfulness in her practice.

Ellen was extensively trained in an amazing trauma technique called “Accelerated Resolution Therapy”.  Not only is this technique used for trauma, but a dozen other issues, such as depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, etc.

Finally, Ellen utilizes the use of strength-based, person-affirmative and positive regard treatment is the superior manner of treating all her clients, which she strongly believes creates the very best outcome treatment for her clients.

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