Guan Q. Ellerbe
Credentials: LSW, LMHC, CCTP, PsyD Candidate
Guan has come to understand the importance of maintaining healthy relationships while building and enhancing insight into innate skills that clients already possess. Guan is an expert in working with individuals, couples, and trauma survivors.
In 2017, Guan started Leading Light Behavioral Health, Inc. to focuses on building therapeutic partnerships with clients (couples, families, friends, and individuals); by offering an opportunity to step outside of the conventional environment which can influence unhealthy development and negative behavior.
Guan has worked in the human and social services profession for over 20 years. She has developed her skills while working as a Social Worker for the Department of Children and Families, Substance abuse clinician and group facilitator with Highpoint Treatment Center, Outpatient clinician, and child and family therapist, with a multitude of agencies within Massachusetts.
Guan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), as well as a Leadership Psychology PsyD candidate. Guan holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, and a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She is also the author of the Inspire the Aspired product line. With products such as, the Path to Positive coping skills cards, IA affirmation cards, Weekly Planner for Clinical professionals, Design your Career Masterclass and Workbook, and the IA Guided Anxiety Journal. https://inspire-the-aspired.myshopify.com/
Guan utilizes an array of evidenced-based approaches such as Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, and The Gottman Methods. Guan demonstrates a commitment to the core values of being child-driven, family-centered, community-focused, strength-based, committed to diversity/cultural competency, and to continuous learning.
Guan and her practice Leading Light offer a holistic, refreshing, and intentional approach to health. Whether that be individual sessions with kind, skilled, and dedicated therapists, or group sessions with flexible, creative, and mindful leaders,
Lastly, in her spare time Guan enjoys spending time with her family, creating products, making resin art, making homemade body butter, learning/teaching and laughing.