Ellis  Bernstein
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Ellis Bernstein


Psychologist, PhD
Alabama, Georgia Accepting Online
Updated October 24, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Trauma
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Dr. Ellis Bernstein has his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, and currently practices through a digital-based private practice spanning 16 states. He is accepting new clients, and welcomes individual adults, families, and couples. Dr. Bernstein has worked with a diverse range of clients, completed research on human behavior change, and taught university courses on both mindfulness and counseling psychology.

Dr. Bernstein works from an integrative theoretical perspective, which means that he uses a variety of techniques that are tailored to each individual client. All of his work is rooted in science and evidence-based techniques. Dr. Bernstein’s style is not to stay silent during sessions, but instead to actively work with his clients to achieve their goals and improve their mental health.

Having worked for many years at academically rigorous universities, Dr. Bernstein specializes in academically and vocationally high-achieving individuals, who may often struggle to stay in the present moment due to excessive planning/worrying, stress, and perfectionism. Dr. Bernstein also has a specific focus in mindfulness-related techniques. He has taught many semesters of mindfulness courses, created and led a multitude of mindfulness groups, and focused his doctoral research on this topic.

Dr. Bernstein currently sees all clients remotely, through a confidential and encrypted video platform. He has found that this new use of technology allows him to effectively achieve an intimate and authentic relationship with clients (and oftentimes their pets), and he is excited to see how technological advances continue to move the field of talk therapy forward.

If Dr. Bernstein feels like a good fit for you, please feel free to email Dr. Bernstein to set up a free 15-minutes consultation phone call.

Message to clients

Good therapy works. However, there are often barriers between you and "good therapy." It's hard to find a therapist that is a fitting match, hard to look at your life with honesty, and hard to work on becoming a better person. I understand that this process of finding a therapist is oftentimes daunting, frustrating, and difficult. Whether we end up working together or not, I want to use this message to encourage you to take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, and keep at it. It typically works best for clients to schedule consultations with a couple different therapists, and try to get a sense for which pairing feels like a good fit. Trust your gut - you'll know it when you find it. All the while, I hope you remember one thing that I find to be abundantly clear: good therapy works!


Mindfulness - Specialized techniques focused on maintaining non-judgemental awareness of the present moment.

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 of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Ellis Bernstein is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $375 (80min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Alabama)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon After 6pm CST
  • Tue After 6pm CST
  • Wed After 6pm CST
  • Thu After 6pm CST
  • Fri After 6pm CST
  • Sat 9am - 2pm CST
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon After 7pm EST
  • Tue After 7pm EST
  • Wed After 7pm EST
  • Thu After 7pm EST
  • Fri After 7pm EST
  • Sat 10am - 3pm EST
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Emory University, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019 - 2020
Emory University, Predoctoral Intern, 2018 - 2019
IMPACT Couples/Family Counseling, Graduate Clinician, 2017 - 2018
Auburn University, Mindfulness Course Instructor, 2016 - 2018
Georgia Tech. University, Graduate Clinician, 2016 - 2017
Auburn University, Graduate Clinician, 2015 - 2016

Emory University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2020
Auburn University, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, 2019
Indiana University, B.A. in Psychology , 2014


Georgia: PSY004430

Alabama: 2218