avatar Anna Gannon Editorial Lead at Expectful

What if in learning to trust yourself and your relationship with your partner, you could learn to trust your entire life journey through marriage and motherhood?

This is what today’s guest, Ellen Boeder, a psychotherapist who works primarily with women and couples, has learned to do throughout her life thus far.

On today’s episode, Ellen is sharing her personal journey through marriage and having children, and how through reflecting on her choices throughout both, has lead her to trust and create her own unique path in life, love and motherhood.

About Ellen


Ellen Boeder, MA, LPC has been a licensed psychotherapist since 2003, primarily working with women in a range of healing contexts. Her experience includes working with teenage girls in residential treatment, helping women recover from eating disorders, and facilitating women moving through trauma, addiction, mood, and relationship crises. She has a strong background in yoga and meditation, and her graduate training in Transpersonal Psychology also deeply inform her work. Since becoming a wife and a mother to two children (now 7 and 9 years old) she works primarily with couples. Ellen is trained in PACT, a therapeutic modality founded by Stan Tatkin, PsyD., that synthesizes attachment theory, neuroscience, and affect regulation models to support couples in creating an enduring and nourishing relationship through secure functioning. Ellen is on faculty for The Relationship School, founded by her husband, Jayson Gaddis, and she also writes a blog on motherhood and relationship. With warmth and eloquence, Ellen brings her lived experience as a woman, wife, and mother into her understanding as a clinician.