I am licensed in Minnesota with more than 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & depression. I have a collaborative approach where we can learn and explore together to identify goals and pathways toward achieving greater life satisfaction. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am down to earth and have a commitment to authenticity and respect. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Gender Dysphoria, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
MN LICSW 1966
Ellen really cares about you as a person and is great at acknowledging feelings without minimizing them. Great at listening and asking questions that help you think a bit deeper.
Written on Nov 22, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Working with Ellen was a great experience. I felt heard, respected, and challenged when I needed to be. I feel like I accomplished my therapeutic goals and then some!
Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues
Ellen does a fantastic job of understanding my thoughts, and asking questions to help me see things from a different perspective. She has been incredibly helpful aiding me in processing my thoughts and feelings.
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Ellen has been a wonderful person to speak with. She is patient, candid and has provided me with tools that will help me navigate this extremely rough patch in my life.
Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Ellen was very easy to talk to. She was prompt on answering messages. I really enjoyed working with her and would recommend her in the future.
Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
I am so glad I was able to connect with Ellen she is helping me through a very difficult time and is helping me see things about myself I hadn't realized before. ❤️
Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd