Ellen Hutchinson

(LPC)

About Me

Hi! My name is Ellen Johnson, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I specialize in young adults and adults who are living with depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders as well as those who have endured trauma and other life experiences. I have worked with clients from ages 5 to 102, and have experience in various clinical settings over the last 5 years. My educational background includes a bachelors degree from Auburn University at Montgomery and a masters degree from Alabama State University.

My counseling approach employs an integrated or eclectic approach to include several interventions that are specific for each individuals needs. I utilize CBT therapy as well as person centered and solution focused, however, that is not inclusive of all counseling approaches I enjoy working with.

I believe I can help because I have experienced life in many ways. I have a unique perspective and approach on identity development and confidence due to my racial background, cultural experiences from growing up as a military child, and different traumatic encounters. I have turned my life experiences into an avenue that allows me to assist my clients and counsel from a genuine empathetic stance.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Career difficulties , Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #77739 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Mar 07, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Talking to Ellen is like having a chat with a friend but knowing she is a supportive professional. She has helped me a lot.

Written by K.A. on Dec 11, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ellen is really good at making me think about my thought processes and supporting me. I feel confident in her abilities and feel able to talk honestly and openly with her without fear of the outcome. I would recommend Ellen happily. She is easy to talk to and gives great feedback. I feel I can talk to her about anything.

Written by E.R. on Nov 22, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Ellen has already helped me so much. I feel so supported when talking to her. I would highly recommend her.

Written by G.R. on Oct 23, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Ellen is so wonderful! She makes me feel welcome and comforted to share what's on my mind in a judgment free zone. She has really been appreciated while I was struggling with new changes in my life :)

Written by A.N. on Sep 23, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Ellen has been great. I have done only three sessions with her and she always has great advice and insights after I share. Just by talking to her I have noticed improvements. Thanks Ellen!

Written by T.Y. on Sep 18, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, and self esteem

Ellen is a very good listener, asking all the right questions and giving valuable input, which really helped me in helping myself. I saw major positive changes after only 2 sessions, and would highly recommend her as a counselor to anyone.

Written by V.E. on Sep 09, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ellen has been patient and understanding about my concerns. She has made an effort to journey with me and help me make sense of my issues. Appreciate her suggestions and perspectives.

Written by M.E. on Aug 21, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Ellen Johnson is an amazing counselor, she is thoughtful, kind and gave great insight into my struggles. She really helped me to think through my issues and cut right to the heart of my problems. I don't know if this makes sense, but with Ellen, I really felt that she helped me to build a framework that I could heal and also progress in. At this point in my journey, I felt that I really needed a strong structure and processes to take with me forward into my everyday life, and Ellen provided that.

Written by S.I. on Aug 03, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and coping with life changes

Ellen has helped me a great deal since I started talking to her. She offers sound advice that I am able to apply in my daily life to overcome the struggles that I am dealing with. I can talk freely with her and I never feel like I am being judged, on the contrary she understands and listens. I always feel better about myself after our sessions. I am grateful that I have been matched with her.

Written by A.L. on Jul 26, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Ellen is fantastic. She’s very helpful, understanding and knowledgeable. She’s also really nice and is well practiced.

Written by C.H. on Jul 25, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Ellen is great at listening and providing actionable advice.

Written by E.L. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I had never done therapy before and I was kind of scared. Then I met Ellen and we clicked right away.
She is extremely supportive and understanding. Moreover, she has a way of making questions that I find phenomenal. Whenever I am in doubt she lets me reach my own conclusions by asking the right things, questions that sometimes I am afraid to ask myself, but that are the ones I need to ask in order to make it through my problems.