Dr. Aaron Ellington, Ph.D, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Dr. Aaron Ellington is one of the founders and owners of Behavioral Health Services of Greater Cleveland. His doctorate and master’s degree are in counseling psychology from Cleveland State University and University of Wisconsin at Madison respectively.

He is licensed in the state of Ohio in Psychology, Counseling, and Chemical Dependency. He is a Diplomate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from The Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Nevertheless, he is well trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing as well. He is well versed in running groups, individual counseling, assessments (psychosocial, chemical dependency, and some psychological testing), training seminars, research, crisis intervention, and case management.

He has over 23 years of psychological work experience, in which he specialized in:

Contact Aaron for help today in the Rocky River or Medina areas.

 Specialties

Adolescents and adults, substance use disorders, couples, mood disorders, trauma and grief issues, anger management, personality disorders, ADHD (including testing), behavioral issues

Research Interests

  • Parentification Study Stage One: Identifying Traits and Perceptions Among African Americans – presented on March 11, 2004 at the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists conference
  • Ellington’s Theory of Relationships – presented on March 12, 2005 at the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists conference
  • Ellington’s Theory of Relationships – presented on April 5, 2007 at Cleveland State University
  • Finding That Special Someone: An Empirical and Theoretical Approach to Relationships – presented on March 20, 2008 at the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists conference
  • Culturally Sensitive In-Home Psychotherapy for Urban Low-Income African American Adolescents – presented on March 20, 2008 at the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists conference
  • Chemical Dependency and Adolescents – presented on September 16, 2011 at University Hospitals W.O. Walker Auditorium
  • Under The Rainbow “The Psychology of Color”
  • Your Teen Magazine “Teens and Depression”
  • Book Chapter – “Substance Abuse in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Manual for Pediatric and Primary Care Clinicians (Health, Medicine and Human Development)”

Training + Education

  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy
    245 N. 15th Street, MS 403
    17 New College Building, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Department of Psychiatry
    Received Diplomat status April 2015
  • Cleveland State University
    2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44115
    Education Department
    Counseling Psychology Program
    Dates of Attendance: August 2002 – May 2008; received Doctorate Degree (PhD)
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
    321 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison WI 53706-1398
    Education Department
    Counseling Psychology Program
    Dates of Attendance: August 1995 – May 1997, received Master’s Degree (MS)
  • Cleveland State University
    2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44115
    Psychology major; Sociology & Interpersonal Communication minors
    Dates of Attendance: August 1990 – June 1994, received Bachelor’s Degree (BA)

Board Certifications

Psychologist #6608
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCC-S) #E.0600455-SUPV
Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor Clinical Counselor (LICDC-CS) #LICDC.081154-CS

Language(s)

English

Medina, Rocky River

Golden Key National Honor Society Member

Psi Chi National Honor Society Member

Minority Undergraduate Student of Excellence

Cleveland State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award

Academy of Cognitive Therapy

The Ohio Psychological Association

American Psychological Association

The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists

Quick Profile

Name:Dr. Aaron Ellington

Location: Medina, Rocky River

Phone:866-466-9591 Option 3

Fax:440-772-1010

CredentialsPhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS