Ellen Pauloski

Ellen Pauloski

Graduate Student

Are you feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Do you feel like you are stuck and aren’t sure how to take the next step forward? Do you feel as though you are just “surviving” instead of thriving? If these questions resonate with you, I am here to help.

Life can often feel messy and chaotic. My passion is to help bring order out of chaos to facilitate growth and peace. My goal is shalom, the Hebrew word for peace, wholeness and universal flourishing. Operating from a strengths-based perspective, I work to create a safe environment and partner with clients to help empower and equip them to face life’s challenges, while creating meaning for themselves along the way.

My Experience:

My years of experience have fostered in me a great love for coming alongside people to help them move towards becoming the best version of themselves. From my time as a reading tutor for elementary students, a mentor for Latina youths, a health and wellness workshop leader for senior citizens in public housing, a collegiate tutor for student-athletes, a discipler and campus minister with The Navigators, and an academic advisor for students at UGA, my whole professional career has centered around helping others maximize their strengths and flourish in their own unique ways and contexts. My heart is to help individuals, couples and families experience rich health, wholeness and inner-healing, and I now have the great privilege of utilizing these skills and passions as an intern at the Banyan Tree Center.

My Education:

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Family Science with concentrations in human development and counseling from the University of Maryland in 2010. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Georgia, pursuing a degree in clinical social work and a certificate in marriage and family therapy. I have also received additional training and have special interest in the following areas: identity development; transition; grief and loss; couple relationships; families; depression; anxiety; Christian counseling; and crises of faith/spirituality.

What to Expect from Me:

I am available throughout the week (Monday – Friday) for individual, couples or family counseling sessions. Sessions are typically one hour long. If you would like to find out more information about us or schedule an appointment, feel free to call our main office at (706) 850-7041. I am looking forward to working with you!