Carilyn Ellis, PsyD, MSCP

Dr. Ellis became a psychologist because of a profound personal belief that everyone has the right to an advocate: someone completely on their side. An avid believer in the strength and resilience of people, she finds consummate joy in working with people to discover who they are, and to live life according to their personal values, goals and passions. She lives by one of her favorite quotes by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), "It is never too late to be what you might have been."

Dr. Ellis received her Masters and Doctorate in Psychology from George Fox University, and her postdoctoral Masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She completed her APA accredited internship with the Salt Lake VA, Residency with the Boise VA and Providence Medical Services. She has worked in oncology, pain and palliative care for years, having completed formal training as well as professional development in the areas of chronic medical conditions, pain and end of life.

Dogtor Eric

Puplandia 

"Doctor" Eric is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix who came to Autumn Leaf Therapeutic Services through Puplandia Dog Rescue. His owner died during the COVID pandemic, so he knows the experience of grief and loss personally. Eric believes that people need cuddles - lots of cuddles, and sometimes they need their noses licked to feel better. He also believes that a lot of life's problems can be solved with chewing on them vigorously. Eric is an optional addition to any session with Dr. Ellis. He will never be present if you don't want him to be, but he loves to do co-therapy with his own personal style.

Dogtor Annie

Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon (SDRO)

"Doctor" Annie is a 15 year old black lab mix who came to Autumn Leaf Therapeutic Services from Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon. Her background is one of significant abuse, so she understands trauma personally. Named after Anne Frank, who still believed that all people are "really good at heart," Annie is a gentle presence. She believes that all people deserve to be listened to intently. She bounces her ears to show you she is listening and cares. Annie is an optional addition to any session with Dr. Ellis. She will never be present if you don't want her to be, but she loves to do co-therapy with her own personal style.

Kaylie Green, M.S.

PhD Doctoral Candidate, Pacific University

Practicum Fall 2019, completed 12/19/19

Kaylie understands that emotional pain and struggle are normal parts of life, but sometimes they can become all-consuming. She finds passion in working with clients to ease their suffering through reconnection with life values and living life fully in the present moment. Kaylie takes a person-centered, strengths-based approach and provides a warm, empathic environment to help her clients feel supported. 

Kaylie received her master’s degree and continues to work toward her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University. She has worked with a wide range of patient concerns and has received specialized training in resilience building and health psychology. 

Ashley McWaters, M.S.

PhD Doctoral Candidate, Pacific University

Practicum Summer and Fall 2019, completed 12/19/19

Ashley approaches therapy from a person-centered behaviorist model. She believes that true happiness comes from living life in accordance to what the individual values most. As a therapist, she provides a warm and supportive atmosphere to help the client recognize what they value most and how they want to adjust their behavior to get there. While she views therapy through a behaviorist perspective, she also provides an extensive knowledge of neurocognitive processes and some of the neurological underpinnings of mental illness.  

Ashley received her master’s degree in clinical psychology at Pacific University. She is currently at Pacific University finishing her PhD. She has worked with a variety of clinical presentations, including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and traumatic brain injury.

 Carilyn Ellis, PsyD, MSCP

3857 Wolverine Dr NE, Office C6

Salem, OR 97305

Phone: (503) 856-6430

Fax: (503) 877-1920  

Email: AutumnLeafTherapy@gmail.com

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