Ella Hutchinson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, trained under Dr. Stefanie Carnes, Dr.Ken Adams, Dan Drake, and other prominent sex addiction therapists, specializing in couples struggling with sexual addiction and partners of sex addicts. Ella serves as Vice President on the board of Certified Christian Sex Addiction Specialists.

Ella is also a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist, and has trained directly under Dr. Barbara Steffens and Marsha Means in the treatment of partners of sex addicts. She served three years with Dr. Barbara Steffens, Dan Drake, as well as other experienced and gifted partner-sensitive sex addiction specialists on the founding board for the Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS).

Ella specializes in marriage and relationship counseling with a focus on therapy for couples experiencing infidelity, sex addiction, pornography addiction and compulsive sexual behavior.

Counseling from a Christian perspective, Ella's therapy environment is centered on authenticity and unconditional positive regard.  Her own personal experience and triumph with sex addiction in her marriage gives her a unique and empathetic perspective as a therapist.

My experience as a wife and mother, combined with my own personal struggles with depression and trauma, help me to relate to my clients in a unique way.

Ella's counseling background includes treatment of a wide spectrum of relationship issues. She is ardently dedicated to working with couples dealing with infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior of a spouse and partners of sexual addicts.  Passionate about trying to save a marriage Ella believes, "A marriage can be healed from the damage caused by sexual addiction, but both parties must be willing and motivated to get help."

Ella's ten years of experience in the mental health field includes work within inpatient and outpatient facilities, MHMR, Austin Police Department Victim Services and Hospice. Her professional counseling work began in 2006 and has included the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychological crises and parenting in addition to marriage and relationship therapy  


  • Master of Arts in Counseling, St. Edward’s University

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Cameron University


  • Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor

  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)

  • Certified Christian Sexual Addiction Specialist (CCSAS)

  • Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS)

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

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