Maret Ellington (she/her), MSW, LCSWA

Outpatient Psychotherapist in Midtown

Maret is scheduling clients in person at the Midtown location and virtually via telehealth.

Works with ages 15-50

Hello! My name is Maret (she/her) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (P019262) serving as an Outpatient Psychotherapist here at Three Oaks! I attended UNC Wilmington for undergrad studying French and Criminology which led to attending graduate school at NC State University for a Master’s in Social Work.

I started my social work career in the public school system where I worked with students to navigate interpersonal relationships, emotions, identity and self-esteem, building healthy boundaries, and achieving goals relating to academics, social/emotional well-being, and other areas of desired growth. Working one-on-one with students inspired my transition into the therapeutic setting; I was able to continue working with late adolescents in both group, individual, and family sessions!

I am excited to now be working with both teens and adults - I believe there’s no time like the present to invest in yourself and that no matter what is bringing you to therapy, all parts of you are welcome here 🙂

I enjoy working with clients on life transitions, emotion identification and regulation, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, identity formation and core-value development, setting boundaries, healing trauma, and managing stress.

I aim to empower my clients through a strengths-based approach alongside empathy and compassion. I use a variety of therapeutic styles including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, talk therapy, and I also like to incorporate activities for mindfulness and self-compassion.

In my spare time, I love to be outside, hang out with friends, listen to music, take care of my plant babies, and go to farmers markets!


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