License | New York: 008193

Dana Ellis, LMHC

Hello! My name is Dana and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years experience providing mental health services on Long Island. I have had a unique experience in the mental health field working in various schools across Long Island as a mental health counselor, as well as creating and running individual and group therapy programs in both the educational and nonprofit settings.

At Kaleidoscope mental Health Counseling, I believe that everyone has the power to become the best version of themselves and to live their lives in full vibrant color, and that often times therapy can help to support that goal! Psychotherapy is a dynamic process that involves a meeting of minds where we will work together to help you meet your goals both in the internal and external realms. My primary goal in my sessions is attunement, or meeting my clients exactly where they are at and help them organize and understand themselves more deeply, in order to work towards becoming the best version of themselves.

I work primarily with neurodivergent populations and in particular I specialize working with anxiety, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder. My goal is to help each of my clients, no matter how young, realize their fullest potential.

Dana's Schooling


Lesley University 2014

Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a Holistic Specialization

Additional Training

Triumph Center - Reading, Massachusetts
Internship from September 2012 to June 2013

Trained in running social skills groups and treating children, adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Anxiety

Walden Behavioral Care
Internship from September 2013 to May 2014

Trained in treating teens and adults with eating disorders, running groups in PHP, IOP and residential

Continuing Education

Play Therapy Conference

Autplay Therapy for children and adolescents with ASD, Keep Calm and Pass it on (play therapy and emotional regulation), Using child centered group play therapy to address social/Behavioral issues, Group Pay Therapy: There’s magic in the Madness, Using play therapy techniques to teach conflict management, Reality Play therapy interventions, Keynote: Play therapist in Troubled times: The Art of bearing hope in a culture of violence, Family Ties: Using family play therapy, Building Bridges: Child/teacher relationship training in schools, Navigating the Craziness of sessions with families, Creating Effective Play therapy.

Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute Conference

Reflective practice in Play therapy with Children and Families, Therapeutic Clown Play, Creative Expression at Home, Managing Big Behaviors in Kids and teens through Art, Effective/Innovative Play therapy techniques, Treating Traumatized children through play play therapy.

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Counseling Services for Young Adults, Teens, Preteens, and Children

Individual Therapy

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Group Sessions

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