Aaron Thomas Ellington, Ph.D., Program Officer
Aaron Thomas Ellington, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS is a program officer at Peg's Foundation. He joined the staff of the University Hospitals’ Department of Psychiatry on September 7, 2021 as the Director of Ambulatory Clinical Programming and Chair of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee. His primary duties are to review, evaluate, and possibly convert clinical programs throughout the department to assure that they are evidence based and/or best practices. Also, as the Chair of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee, Dr. Ellington assist in managing the activities of the committee to help the department in achieving its diversity goals.
Dr. Ellington has a doctorate and master's degree in counseling psychology from Cleveland State University and University of Wisconsin at Madison respectively. He brings over 25 years of clinical experience including over 11 years of supervision/management experience. Dr. Ellington also has a license in psychology, independent clinical counseling with supervision designation license, and an independent chemical dependency license with supervision designation. Dr. Ellington is well versed in running groups, individual counseling, assessments (psychosocial, chemical dependency, and some psychological testing), training seminars, research, crisis intervention, case management, teaching master’s level chemical dependency classes and doctoral level counseling psychology classes at Cleveland State University. Dr. Ellington was also honored with Cleveland State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011.
Dr. Ellington currently runs a private practice (Behavioral Health Services of Greater Cleveland) in two locations with his partner David Smith.