Dr. Ellie Izzo is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been in clinical practice since 1982. She received her Master’s Degree from Long Island University in 1982 and her PhD in Health and Human Service from Columbia Commonwealth University in 2007. She developed Rapid Advance Psychotherapy, a standardized five session brief model of counseling which was presented at the American Counseling Association convention in Atlanta in 1997 and again in Honolulu in 2008. Ellie is co-founder and a core trainer with the Vicarious Trauma Institute, introducing the Rapid Advance Technique for treatment of Vicarious Trauma. She is the author ofThe Bridge to I Am: Rapid Advance Psychotherapy©2007 and co-author of Day After Day the Price We Pay: Managing Your Second Hand Shock. Ellie conducts all phases of psychotherapy. She also serves as a Divorce Coach, Child Specialist and/or Team Manager in the process of Collaborative Divorce, whereby a team of professionals help a couple move through divorce respectfully, without litigating. Ellie presents for numerous conferences and conventions. She hosted a call-in radio show in Phoenix and served as Self-Help Editor for a nationally syndicated trade magazine. Ellie is currently the psychology advisor for AZ Teen Magazine. She runs several ongoing groups called the Encouragers, where people meet to offer each other peace, support and acceptance. Ellie is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the American Mental Health Counselors Association, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona. She is married with children and grandchildren. Her office is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.