Ella Gray, LCPC

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Ella Gray, LCPC is a Psychotherapist in Gaithersburg, MD. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Ella Gray, LCPC

Guiding Principles Counseling Services, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD

957 Russell Ave Ste A Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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4.8

Based on 143 ratings

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She helped with my fear of death and coming of age anxiety
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
4 people found this helpful
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Aug 07, 2021
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Ella is incredibly kind, patient, insightful, and funny. I thoroughly enjoy my sessions with her even though I may be going through a difficult time. Once I had a really bad day recently. I requested that she please reach back out to me because we did not have a session set up, but she immediately set something up for me. It meant so much, and her session was, as always, helpful to me and my mental health. I am blessed that I found her and I’m sincerely appreciative that she is my therapist.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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3 people found this helpful
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Aug 07, 2021
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Sessions with Ms.Gray helped me a lot. She listens to your concerns carefully and works to help you. I highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Ji Choi – Dec 07, 2020
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Ella Mae helped me through one of the hardest times of my life. Her laugh, wisdom, (and dogs) got me through a horrible experience with death and trauma. I would recommend Ella to anybody! Such a warm and safe environment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Amanda Breen – Oct 17, 2020
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After going through a long list of therapists that didn’t seem to be a great fit, Ella is fantastic. She’s everything I need in therapy to get me headed in the right direction! Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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S.S. – May 29, 2020
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Ella Gray is a rock star therapist. She has helped me so much. Not just me, but a friend I recommended her to. Because of Ella, I was able to untangle myself from behaviors that kept me making bad decisions and at times had me spinning out of control. She empathetically pushes you to grow and to be your best self. She believed in me, being different, even when I couldn't believe in myself.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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May 29, 2020
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Ella may be more helpful for adolescent, family or individual sessions, but I cannot recommend her for couples therapy. Most of her advice amounted to going on date nights and going "back to the basics," which, if you are there to change the old patterns in your marriage, isn't quite the advice needed. I felt strung along and kept as a client for months without clear goals or structure to the sessions, and at times it felt like my spouse and I were there for her entertainment.
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May 13, 2020
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Ella always made my visits comfortable and welcoming. I loved that I felt like i was talking to a girlfriend of mine instead of feeling insecure about my problems. Ella always kept her office clean and I LOVED her perfume collection in the bathroom. Such a fun touch and made it feel more at home.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Feb 14, 2020
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I love Ella! I been going to her for years! She is professional , understanding, and caring to her patients needs. She knows how to do her job well. She will work with your schedule for appointments. When seeing Ella I leave feeling like my appointment helps in so many ways. I feel clear minded and like someone really cared to listen. If you knew me and I say my story you know how much Ella is a blessing to my life. An in my eyes you know when you come across someone who is really good at what they do and has a passion, that’s what I feel about Ella. I refer soo many people to her because of how I know she is worth every visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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N – Feb 14, 2020
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I´ve been seeing Ella for a few years now. I was drawn to her services as opposed to other therapist in my area because of the professionalism displayed on her website and the positive vibes I got from her on our consultation phone call. Her office is always decorated beautifully and she´s always dressed to impress. I have overcome a lot of my self esteem and self confidence issues with her guidance & she gives me a whole different outlook on the way I should think and go about certain things. I would absolutely recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Amaya Johnson-McNeil – Feb 14, 2020
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Ella is an exceptional counselor who keeps me goal-oriented. Progress plays a key role in our sessions. Her office is always comfortable and pleasant, and I appreciate the ease of talking to her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Hailey F – Feb 13, 2020
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I wanted to leave a very honest review of my experience with Ella for those who are searching for a therapist. Ella’s practice caught my eye for several reasons. I loved that she promoted her belief that therapy should be affordable to all and that she accepts most major insurances, as I was trying to find a therpist in network. Further, she allows for dogs in therapy which is very unique and makes complete sense for dog lovers out there! Petting a dog while taking about some really hard stuff is truly therapeutic. I also liked that her practice seemed involved in giving back to the community. However, my first red flag was when I contacted Ella via email and requested a brief phone call consultation to give me a better indication if it would be a good fit. Ella’s response was short and she stated that she didn’t have time for a phone call and any sort of information about the practice and her approach can be found online. While this is true, Ella was the only therapist out of about
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 08, 2020
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Ms. Gray really helped me work through some issues with a family member who I was considering cutting out of my life. Although I only saw Ms. Gray for a few months, she helped shift my thoughts about the relationship and my part in it so I am now able to proactively interact with the family member. Mission accomplished!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Ann – Nov 14, 2019
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Ella is the nicest person. Her office is warm and welcoming. She's always cooking something in the crockpot, so her office smells of warm soups and stews haha. There's coffee and fresh baked cookies and fruit to eat. I usually eat my lunch here during my appointment. Ella is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and she pushes you to really explore how your negative thoughts keep you feeling stuck and not making progress. In a few short sessions, I saw improvements in my mood, my thoughts and developed a schedule to my day to avoid too much down time, which caused me to ruminate. I see her biweekly now and appreciate the homework and tools I have learned thus far. Be advised, if you don't like dogs, probably not a good idea to come here, as you are allowed to bring your dog to your appointment, which I think is kind of cool. I dont have a dog, but I love to cuddle up with her two dogs during my appointments, except her dog Bella, who loves to lick people haha! Ella's one of a kind!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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JT – Sep 26, 2019
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Ms Ella has been my therapist for all of high school. As I head off to college I am comforted knowing I can meet with her on breaks and holidays to check in. I feel more confident and the Teen Group was very helpful to keep my mood in check each week.
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Apr 05, 2019
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Ella has a warm spirit and has been very easy to talk to and help us resolve some challenges in communication. She is a very good listener and able to relate to many of the challenges we have been facing. Highly recommend for couples therapy or adolescent counseling.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Megan F in Rockville, MD – Feb 27, 2019
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At one of the lowest points in my life Ella was a shining light who’s helped me over the past year to get back on my life path. She’s extremely empathetic, knowledgeable, kind, patient, flexible, and amazing communicator. Through this last year I’ve grown tremendously and it’s thanks to Ella and My God for crossing paths. I am grateful to becoming better and not the bitter person that allot of people thought I’d be. Instead, Ella’s insight and guidance has me finally loving me and owning it! ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Daisy’s Mama – Feb 27, 2019
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Ella is absolutely AMAZING. I'm so glad that I found her. If your looking for a therapist she is the one. I'm so much more happy that I get to work with her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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LeNeishia in Germantown, MD – Feb 27, 2019
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Ella makes it comfortable to speak and express yourself. Very friendly. I enjoy my visit and would recommend her to anyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jessica – Feb 27, 2019
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Ella has been wonderful in helping me navigate the emotional turmoil of my divorce and moving on. I have always found her guidance to be accurate.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jason in Germantown, MD – Feb 27, 2019
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Care Philosophy

As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist I will work work closely with you to develop new ways of thinking, challenge past patterns of old behaviors that are...Read more

Biography

A native of East Tennessee, I now make my home in Montgomery County Maryland. I am a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, and hold a Bachelor...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Relationship Counseling
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Education

2005
Lasalle University Philadelphia, Pa
2005
Lasalle University, M.A., Clinical-Counseling Psychology Maryand License: Lcpc/#Lc4709
2005
LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
2000
Troy University
Undergraduate School
2000
Troy University, Troy, Al
Undergraduate School
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Ella Gray frequently treats Adjustment Disorder , Adolescent Counseling, and Adolescent Depression. See all procedures and conditions Ella Gray treats.

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Ella Gray's office is located at 957 Russell Ave Ste A, Gaithersburg, MD 20879. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Ella Gray's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Stress
  • Stress Management

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Guiding Principles Counseling Services, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD

Guiding Principles Counseling Services, LLC957 Russell Ave Ste A Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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