About Ellie

Dr. Ellie Izzo is co-founder and a core trainer with the Vicarious Trauma Institute and the Collaborative Divorce Institute. She developed the Rapid Advance Process in 1990.  It was originally conceived as a process to quickly offer relief to adult survivors of childhood trauma. The process has been effective because it gives the client an option to move out of negative brain circuitry and build new neural pathways to the higher brain. This neural shift results in a better feeling outcome. She created and wrote about the Rapid Advance Process in her doctoral dissertation and with Vicki Carpel Miller, LMFT, further developed the process for treatment of Vicarious Trauma.

Ellie is the author of The Bridge to I Am: Rapid Advance Psychotherapy©2007 and co-author with Vicki of Second Hand Shock: Surviving and Overcoming Vicarious Trauma. She and Vicki will soon be releasing the first three books in their Just Stop! series.

She conducts all phases of psychotherapy. She also serves as a Trainer, 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 has appeared as an expert for Fox News. She hosted a call-in radio show in Phoenix and served as Self-Help Editor for a nationally syndicated trade 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.To reach Ellie, please email ellieizzo@vicarioustrauma.com.

2 Responses to About Ellie

  1. michael hecht says:

    I have enjoyed your posts a lot and relate 100% as someone who has also specialized in childhood trauma here in L.A. Keep up the good work. michael hecht, lmft

  2. Great job on your blog, Ellie! I’m really looking forward to the Streamlined Protocols Training in January, and a whole block of us are coming from LA. That’s good news for Collaborative in LA!
    Best, Mary Ann Aronsohn

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