Dr. Ellie Stevens

Dr. Stevens is a Christian board-certified psychiatrist and author.

She writes about the intersection of matters of faith and mental health. She is a retired US Air Force officer, and is herself a trauma-survivor. From those experiences, she also founded and leads a nonprofit ministry serving veterans and first responders.

Please subscribe for updates on her articles, blogs, interviews, and more.

Everything changed forever the moment I sustained a traumatic brain injury on August 1, 2015. This event led down a journey of the destruction of my world as I knew it. I was an officer in the Air Force, a Psychiatrist, and finishing the 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado, who became the shell of a person within a moment.

The brain injury was only the beginning of a year that included rape and four more concussions. Although I had been a master at pushing down my failures, emotions, mistakes, and flaws, I had faced more than I could handle.

As everything was laid bare, I had to face the darkness within me. The masks I had worn proving my worth were burned off from the traumas, but instead of being left in ashes, I felt an all-consuming love envelop me. A love I knew I did not earn or deserve.

This love empowered me to stop shutting my eyes so tightly in despair, shame, and guilt, and I began to unclench my fists to receive God’s love, forgiveness, and grace. I experienced moral wounds, trauma, and loss, but received freedom, a greater purpose and my restored sense of wonder that had been lost long before these traumas.

— Dr. Ellie Stevens

Board-Certified PsychiatriSt

Eden Psychiatry

In my private practice, Eden Psychiatry, I see patients of all backgrounds, with all manner of needs for care.

I especially focus on the area of “moral injury,” helping patients overcome the pain and scars from “soul wounds” they’ve experienced.



Finding God’s Freedom From Trauma

Unshackled: Finding God’s Freedom From Trauma is my story of healing from trauma that I found through God, and the story of many others who did as well.

I also write articles dealing on the misunderstood interaction between faith and mental health.


Advancing Warriors International

As a retired military officer and trauma-survivor, I felt led to give back to those who have served.

Advancing Warriors serves veterans, first responders, their families, and communities to heal and thrive.

Discover more from Dr. Ellie Stevens, Christian Psychiatrist and Author

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.