I am here to provide hopeful, strength based therapy during times of transition. This practice is based on trust and understanding and recognizes that every individual and family is unique. Therapy is a partnership with you and your path in discovering resilience during difficult life experiences. Clients will find a safe place to create a plan for healing and growth.I have had the privilege to work with individuals, couples, families and groups for 15 years. I am proud of the book I had published, This Thing Called Grief: New Understandings of Loss, which has been well received nation wide.
My specialty over the past decade has been primarily traumatic loss and complicated grief. The ambiguous loss work has included working with the M.S. Society, Veterans Administration, Brain Injury Association, Autism and Aspberger groups, to name a few. I continue to write and teach classes at the University of Minnesota.
I am a parent and value family as a top priority. I am a life long learner and collaborate with others during challenging times. I also value the art of writing, music, visual work and the environment in creating a sense of balance. You can read more at tomellisbooks.com.
Call or Email Thomas Ellis for a free phone consultation now - (651) 433-6294


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Saint Mary's University
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License No. and State: 1017 Minnesota


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $190
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Health Partners
  • Medical Assistance
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Thomas Ellis's Groups

Men's Therapy Group

This will be an 8 week therapy group established as needed to focus on various men's issues. Please call for more information or see website: crocushillcounselingcenter.com

More about this group


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief
  • Depression


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Narrative
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2015
Thomas Ellis, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Saint Paul

Thomas Ellis

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT