Ellen C. Pace, LMFT,

LPC-I, LCDC, EMDR Certified, Equine-Assisted Therapist

Hello. I am Ellen Pace and I have made Austin home for the last 25 years. After graduating from University of Texas-Austin, an advertising career, and being a full time mom, I pursued my interests and received a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Saint Edwards University as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). My experience includes work with individuals and families struggling with relationships, family issues, anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma. I strive to be a warm and non-judgemental therapist, but do challenge my clients as we work through issues in a collaborative, person-centered way. I hope to build a trusting relationship with each client in order for him or her to feel safe enough to open the door to his/her deepest wounds for healing in a profound, caring and authentic way.

I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now.
— Virgina Satir, Family Therapist


This video was shot and produced by Ben Satterlee to raise funds in support of the equine therapy program at the Refuge Ranch near Austin, Texas. The Refuge Ranch is for victims of DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking). Their mission is to provide trauma-informed, long-term restoration shelter and services to girls 11-17 years old, who have been exploited through sex trafficking.