Nathan Ely, MDiv., LMFT


About Me

Our relationships are the greatest treasures we have in life. When we feel disconnected in our relationship with ourselves and others, we are more prone to experiencing isolation, disfunction and pain. While our pain can be a great teacher, feeling stuck and alone on the journey of life can feel hopeless at times. My goal is to walk with you through the healing process and support you in restoring life in your relationship with yourself and others. With a holistic approach to therapy, addressing the needs of the body, mind and soul are vital for restoring connection as we walk together through the healing process. The more we can learn to love and accept ourselves, the more we can love those around us. I enjoy working with children and adolescents, adults, couples and those struggling with anxiety and depression. With training in EMDR therapy, I can help individuals feeling stuck reliving traumatic moments from the past and move forward toward a place of emotional regulation. I am also trained in Gottman Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy which aims at restoring love and trust, breaking the cycle of pain we often experience in our relationships. Previously, I worked as a child therapist at a clinic. I also have a background working as a musician, teacher and in pastoral ministry. My hope is to help you find peace, authenticity and restoration during this season of your life. Come as you are and we can walk together through the healing process.

Education & Experience

Currently, I work in a group practice in Monrovia, CA. Before becoming a therapist, I worked in ministry as a worship leader as well as a teacher in the private and public school settings. Before moving into private practice, I previously worked as a child and family therapist at an outpatient clinic for several years. At my practice, I have experience and training working with couples, individuals and children, especially those recovering from trauma and emotional injury. My undergraduate degree is in Music Composition and Theory with a minor in History from UC Davis (2012), a Master's in Divinity (2015) and Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy (2019) from Fuller in Pasadena, CA.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English


I can offer a superbill for insurance coverage