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ELLIE IZZO, Ph.D., L.P.C., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and creator of sentbeat.com, an innovative app for enhancing emotional intelligence.

Dr. Izzo developed the Rapid Advance Process, a standardized five-step model for building neural pathways to higher thinking which was originally presented at the American Counseling Association convention in Atlanta in 1997 and again in Honolulu in 2008. The Rapid Advance Process is now widely used to alleviate trauma and stress. Ellie also serves as a Trainer, Divorce Coach, Child Specialist and/or Team Manager in the process of Collaborative Divorce, whereby a team of professionals help a couple move through divorce respectfully, without litigating. She is co-director of the Collaborative Divorce Institute and the Vicarious Trauma Institute.


Ellie, along with co-author Vicki Carpel Miller, have provided training on vicarious trauma and collaborative divorce to government agencies, educational entities, judicial divisions, state prosecutors, lawyers, mental health professionals and others.

She  is the co-author and author of:

  • Second-Hand Shock: Surviving & Overcoming Vicarious Trauma (2018) with Vicki Carpel Miller

  • Just Stop Doing That! (2011) with Vicki Carpel Miller

  • Just Stop Eating That! (2011) with Vicki Carpel Miller

  • Just Stop Picking Losers! (2011) with Vicki Carpel Miller

  • The Bridge to I Am



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