Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Accepting new clients for morning and daytime appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Eating disorders
- Weight management
Meghann Ellis is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Hingham, Massachusetts specializing in trauma, mindfulness, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. With specialty certification in the treatment of trauma and training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), she has a particular expertise in helping clients recover from complex and multi-generational trauma. In her trauma-informed practice, she works with clients to explore their symptoms, identify triggers, build coping skills, and release deep-seated emotional pains at a comfortable pace.
Meghann also enjoys supporting clients with eating disorders, including bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating. With these clients, she draws upon elements of internal family systems (IFS) and ego state therapy to better understand parts of self and feel more connected to one's inner experiences.
Meghann’s approach is hands-on, curious, and interactive. She prioritizes developing a strong therapeutic relationship with clients to understand the root of difficult patterns and create meaningful change.
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mindfulness – Using techniques like breathing and meditation to increase self-awareness and manage day-to-day stress
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Weight management – Healthy approaches to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; promoting positive body image
Eating disorders – Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Boston College Student Insurance
- Harvard Student Insurance
- Lesley University Student Insurance
- MIT Student/Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan
- Northeastern University Student Insurance
- Initial session: $175 (45min)
- Ongoing sessions: $125/session (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $75 - $125 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
"Therapy is a place to learn about yourself and heal, without judgement or shame! I work to create a safe and friendly environment for you to understand the core root of your behavior to create change. My warm and interactive approach helps clients feel comfortable to reach new depths of understanding about themselves!"
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)EMDR is a form of trauma treatment that helps process distressing memories and restore the brain's natural healing abilities, reducing the memories' lasting effects and allowing the person to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. (learn more)
Expressive Therapy Expressive therapy involves using writing, drama, dance, movement, painting, and music to explore clients' emotions, responses, and insights. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Sand Therapy Sand therapy allows children to express their emotions nonverbally and adults to provide emotional release and realization. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Lahey Health Children & Family Services, Manager & Trauma Therapist, 2012 - 2016
Family Ties Project, Trauma Therapist & Educator, 2007 - 2012
International Social Work in Africa & Nepal, 2006 - 2007