Discover the AVENUES to

Living Life Fully

Ellen Peterson combines counseling, heart centered therapy & personal growth workshops through her practice in Ithaca, NY. Teletherapy sessions also available.


The Joy Therapist

Meet Ellen Peterson, psychotherapist, life coach and award winning self-help author of Choosing Joy, Creating Abundance, Abundance for Beginners and her newest title, Paid in Full!

Ellen Peterson specializes in moving people forward in their lives and offers specialized techniques that quickly identify the issues, and rapidly improve life circumstances. Ellen Peterson, aka the Joy Therapist, has clients around the country adopting her positive philosophy for living a joyful and fulfilling life. Isn’t it time to let go of living your life at a minimum, and gain the necessary insights and tools to create the life you deserve?! Ellen Peterson will help you to become more consciously aware of your patterns and help you to unlock the doors of happiness, success, and life fulfillment. Meet the Joy Therapist and start enjoying your life now!

Avenues Counseling Center offers various services to TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

in person & telehealth


Avenues Counseling Center offers the convenience of In-person, Telephone and Teletherapy sessions through a HIPAA compliant website. Whether you prefer in person sessions or teletherapy sessions, we are pleased to make counseling safe and convenient for you.  Please specify your choice of appointment when scheduling. 

personal growth


upcoming Workshops

powerful guided


Allow Ellen Peterson to guide you through powerful meditations that will change your life. Each meditation uses guided imagery to assist you in opening your heart and your mind. You will emerge more peaceful, more hopeful and more importantly, transformed.



books by ellen peterson

Paid In Full: Freedom From Emotional And Financial Indebtedness

Are you ready to let go of struggle and create a life of greater ease and abundance? Paid in Full is an essential guide to transform the emotions that keep you imprisoned in obligation and emotional indebtedness.

Choosing Joy, Creating Abundance: Practical Tools for Manifesting Your Desires

Offering a psychological and spiritual perspective on prosperous living, psychotherapist Ellen Peterson explores the practical dimensions of abundance.

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