Dr. Ellis is in private practice in Aptos, CA, where she treats individuals, couples, families and groups. She works in conjunction with the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz as a Parenting Coordinator, Therapeutic Visitation Supervisor and Reunification Therapist. She also offers private co-parenting mediation services.Her Linkedin page tells of a masters degree in 1992, and mentions her "her doctoral and post-doctoral training", but no doctoral degree is listed. She is apparently trusted to write orders for the Santa Cruz family court, as shown here:
I don't know whether she has some sort of phony mail-order degree, but she is not a licensed psychologist and she should not be signing court orders with PhD after her name.
The above order was an order for the parents to give their kid psychotropic drugs according to a "medication regimen". Even if she had a PhD and a psychology license, she would not be qualified to write medical orders.
My reader has exposed Ellis to the local authorities. It will be interesting to see whether she corrects her web page, and if the court continues to use her as a parent coordinator. My guess is that the court will continue to use charlatans who act outside their license and competence.
My reader is also trying to expose a local court psychologist that she calls Dr. Gay. He is a licensed psychologist, but you would never guess by looking at his work. He does not seem to have any expertise in any subject related to the family court. As far as I know, he has never even taken a class in child development. His reports and testimony do not show any knowledge about the subject.