Thomas Ellis, MA, LMFT

As a marriage and family therapist with a special focus on complicated grief and trauma, Tom is also a clinical supervisor, consultant, writer and trainer. He was born and raised in Hastings Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, the University of Minnesota and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota where he earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.

He has also completed a certification & licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. His greatest passion is spending quality time with his two daughters. Tom’s father died in 1986 following ten years of a disability related to a brain tumor. His life experiences and compassion for others is what brought him to this work. Tom was Executive Director of Center for Grief, Loss and Transition for 14 years beginning in 1996. His focus has been in working with individuals and families who have experienced a traumatic loss. Tom was also a 2nd generation Funeral Director. He is a musician, a gardener, enjoys traveling and being outdoors. Tom has a keen interest in the family dynamic within the counseling setting and society.

Tom is a member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy, and received the Distinguished Service Award from the MN Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He is the author of This Thing Called Grief: New Understandings of Loss.