Dr. Ellie Gottstein strives to create an authentic and non-judgmental environment where each individual feels seen for their strengths in order to foster the willingness to work towards the goals of the person in front of her. She focuses on understanding the teen in the room before demanding change, fostering trust and communication in the therapeutic relationship. Dr. Gottstein enjoys working on coping skills, improving communication, stress management, identity exploration, assertive communication, setting boundaries, and self-esteem concerns. Dr. Gottstein works using evidenced based treatments primarily drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition to psychotherapy, Dr. Gottstein enjoys using psychological and educational assessment to provide adolescents and their families a better understanding of their child’s unique strengths and how to best support their own learning style to succeed. In addition, Dr. Gottstein’s specialty training includes health psychology (coping with medical news and navigating new health challenges) as well as sport psychology. As a former high-level athlete, Dr. Gottstein enjoys helping young athletes be their best selves and achieve their dreams through targeted sport related intervention.