Mesha Ellis, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Sex Therapist, certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). She is additionally a Certified Gottman Method Therapist. Dr. Ellis has held faculty appointments at Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and Morehouse School of Medicine. She is licensed to practice as a psychologist in California, Georgia, Nevada, and Tennessee.
Dr. Ellis earned BA degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an MA from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at The University of Alabama where she specialized in working with children, adolescents, and their families. She completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and received formal forensic training as a postdoctoral fellow in juvenile forensic psychology and adolescent inpatient treatment at The University of Washington.
Dr. Ellis has been practicing for over 15 years and has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications. Her professional memberships include AASECT, the American Psychological Association, The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, The Los Angeles Bar Association, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. In her private practice, she specializes in treating sex and relational challenges and provides individual, couple, and family treatment services. She also conducts psychoeducational and court related evaluations. Dr. Ellis additionally provides supervision for those pursing AASECT Sex Therapist certification.