I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa and Missouri with 5 years experience working in community mental health. I have been fully and independently licensed the past 2 years. I currently work as a private practice therapist in Iowa. I also have experience in domestic and sexual violence advocacy. My primary experience has been with families of children and adolescents, including support to parents experiencing divorce and custody challenges. I have training in TF-CBT, CBT, and DBT which I utilize in working with individuals who have experienced depression, anxiety, stress, parenting problems, and ADHD. I'm also a Trust-based Relational Intervention Practitioner which is an attachment-based caregiving model.
I take a relational approach to therapy and work to take time to understand the needs individuals have, as well as identifying the strengths to help them reach their goals. I believe each individual is the leader of the therapy process and I want to be a supporter in solving problems.
I believe seeking support is an amazing first step and I am looking forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes
IA LISW 099140
MO LCSW 2019030408
I just started sessions with Ellen and so far I am feeling very confident in our work together. She helps me set realistic goals and takes her time to try and really understand me. I would recommend her to anyone!
Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd