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.

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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

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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.