About Franklin W. “Skip” Ellis, LCSW-C
Skip is a american licensed clinical social worker specializing in depth psychotherapy with adult individual, couples, and groups. He is a Bonding Psychotherapy Teaching Fellow and one of the few Bonding “grandfathers” who knew Dan Casriel, the founder of
Bonding Psychotherapy. While he was president of both the American and International Societies of BP, he helped Konni Stauss develop and co-authored the book, “Bonding Psychotherapy: Theoretical Foundations and Methods” (2007). He has been running BP groups, workshops, retreats, and trainings since 1984.
He brings a diverse and rich background into his work as a psychotherapist. He has training and experience in ecological systems-based couples therapy, emotionally focused therapy, attachment-based therapy, polyvagal-informed therapy, neuro-linguistic programming, Ericksonian hypnosis, communication/negotiation skills, transactional analysis, self-relations psychotherapy, EMDR, and Gestalt therapy. He has been part of an ongoing meditation group and supervision group on the integration of eastern philosophy in western psychotherapy since 1986. In addition to his therapy background, Mr. Ellis has experience as an officer in US Navy and as an environmental engineer.