Deborah Gellis, LCSW

Preferred Name: Deborah

Online Therapy

About Me

My philosophy: EVERYONE IS CAPABLE OF CHANGE at any point in their lives! Therapy begins from the moment we speak together. Progress can be made in short-term, or longer-term solution-focused therapy. After we meet and I evaluate your presenting problem, I will tailor-make my interventions that will be the most beneficial for you, as we work together to make real progress in your life. Give yourself the gift of change and take this very important first step. I have an excellent track record, have won awards for my work. I have expertise in trauma, past or present abuse, relationship issues, family conflict, work-related issues, addiction. Whatever the difficulty and how it manifests: depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, physical symptoms, progress is always possible! With my 22 years of experience, I use evidence-based interventions and have been certified in Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR for trauma and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I offer you a true caring experience, we can work together to bring you real change and progress. Even after a few sessions, you should see a difference! Currently, I offer telehealth sessions online which offer you safety, comfort and convenience in your own home.

Education & Experience

For 22 years, I have been successfully working as a full-time therapist. Graduating at the top of my class: May 2002 at the nationally-acclaimed Hunter College Graduate School of Social Work in New York City—I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work. I have completed my EMDR training in December 2013; successfully using it along with other helpful trauma interventions, tools and techniques as needed. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Dec 2013 I also attended many lectures and trainings on trauma throughout my professional career that I incorporate in my work. Before working I was a volunteer for Safe Horizons for a year, helping victims of domestic violence.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

- EMDRIA membership began: 08/02/2014 - NASW Membership (National Association of Social - Workers) 2004 Began Membership - The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Certified: 09/30/2016 -Volunteered at Safe Horizons for Domestic Violence

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Survivor's Guilt

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale

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