Meet Ellen Haroutunian, Registered Psychotherapist

Ellen Haroutunian, MA

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Ellen went on to become integrally involved in ministerial work on various levels. In 1994 she completed her MA in Biblical Counseling and worked within a counseling internship under the supervision of Dr. Larry Crabb and Dr. Dan Allender. Over the past 12 years she has focused on women's issues, in particular, identity issues, marriage and relational issues, gender issues and spiritual formation. Ellen is a published author, popular speaker on global gender injustices and is completing a book manuscript on new missional paradigms for evangelicalism. Ellen is passionate about social justice issues, particularly the flourishing of women around the globe. Ellen lives in Littleton, Colorado with her pastor husband, two college aged kids and a retired racing greyhound.

Professional Experience:

Psychotherapist, Janelle Hallman & Associates, Westminster, CO, 1997 - present.

Psychotherapist in Private Practice, Westminster, Colorado, 1997 – present.
Specializing in women's issues, abuse, identity and gender issues and spiritual direction. Ellen has spent over a decade listening and entering into personal stories while helping men and women to see the movement of God in their lives, encouraging them to grow towards emotional wholeness and spiritual formation. Ellen offers individual face-to-face and phone counseling, marital therapy, and speaking services to churches and non-profit organizations. 

Visiting Faculty Member, Center for Leadership Development, Maputo, Moazambique, 2004-present.
Classes: Biblical Anthropology, Soteriology, Hamartiology, and Hermeneutics.

Director, Lookout Mountain Community Church Film Series, Golden, Colorado, 2004-present.
Using film to learn how to view a story in the light of the larger story of God.

Founding Member of Worldviews: Denver's Humanitarian Film Forum, Denver, Colorado, 2005-present.
A film series designed to facilitate awareness and dialogue about important social justice issues of our time.

Graduate Student Assistant Morrison, Colorado, 1995-1996.
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling Program, Colorado Christian University, with Drs. Larry Crabb and Dan Allender.


Keynote Speaker, Woman Come Forth, a dynamic gathering focused on settings God’s daughters free (2007, 2009).

Keynote Speaker, "Strong Women in Christ, Maputo, Mozambique (October, 2006).
A conference held to address the concerns of women in Mozambique.

Workshop Leader for "The Emerging Church for the Existing Church Conference," Highlands Ranch, Colorado (April, 2008).
Workshops include: Reel to Real, A Conversation about Film, Faith and Culture, and Why the Women's Issue Still Matters: A Conversation about Gender-Based Injustices.


Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, Colorado Christian University, Morrison, Colorado (1993-1994).

Ongoing graduate studies, Fuller Seminary and Regent College (1996-present).

Courses in the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas (1984-1985).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire (1976-1980).


A New Kind of Conversation: Blogging Towards a Postmodern Faith, M.B. Penner & H. barnes, Eds., (with Brian McLaren and others), Paternoster Press, June 2007.

"The Hours" (Film Review),Mars Hill Review, Volume 22, 2003.

"A Baptism of Imagination: A Conversation with Peter Kreeft,"Mars Hill Review, Volume 5, 1996.