Consultant and Social Justice Facilitator
Zandra Ellis (she/they) is a Masters-Level Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and founder of Rise Above Counseling Services, a private practice and peer support group founded on the principle that sobriety is not boring. Zandra is also the lead substance abuse counselor and one of the co-founders of Foundation 45 in world-renowned Deep Ellum, a get-yo-life-coach, social activist and commentator, rabble-rouser, professional loud mouth, sex rights and sexual health advocate, and is dedicated to the idea of dismantling negative social systems.
Their credentials include:
-University of North Texas B.A. History- African-American History and Judaic Studies- 2005
-University of North Texas B.S. Rehabilitation Studies with a specialization in Addiction Studies- 2011
-Antioch University Los Angeles M.A. Psychology of Addiction, specialization in Trauma and First Responder Care, LGBTQ+ care- 2013
-Columbia University of New York M.A. Social Work (clinical track) specialization in Social Justice and Social Policy Reform (current student)