Ellen Kielbasa


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Hawaii. I grew up in the Northeastern US, and in a previous job I was able to live in several states. I love learning about different cultures, and I am lucky to call Hawaii with its vast diversity my home. I earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from Simmons University, Boston, MA. in 2017.Prior to becoming a social worker I spent several years as a registered nurse. I believe my experience in emergency/critical care nursing, and social work enables me to bring a unique perspective to my practice.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to; depression, relationship issues, parenting challenges, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, and end of life concerns. I have had the privilege of working with active duty military, veterans and their dependents for the last six years. I also have experience working in the underserved local community in which I live.
My counseling style is warm and approachable. I will be respectful of whatever is important to you, and your individuality. My treatment is trauma-informed, and strength-based utilizing the following; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
To reach out for professional help with personal issues takes courage. I will do my best to support you reach goals.

Aloha, I look forward to working with you!


  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #4584 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by C.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Ellen has been working with me for a short time but already I feel a weight lifted. She is insightful and confident in her advice. I look forward to our sessions and am great full for her help!!

Written by L.E. on Jan 10, 2021 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd

We are new, but my experiences with Mrs. Kielbasa have been very positive. She’s listened to my concerns and why I sought counseling, and has helped me come to some positive conclusions and helped steer me in a direction of what to work on. I’m impressed and I appreciate it.

Written by K.E. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Ellen is both warm and practical in her guidance. She has great energy, is very comforting, and validating. It feels like she really gets what you're going through, why you feel the way you do, and then guides you towards healthier ways to deal with your issues. I've really enjoyed my time with her and feel lucky to have been paired with her.

Written by C.O. on Jan 06, 2021 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Very caring and easy to talk to. Has a breadth of experience. I’ve only had two sessions together so we’re still uncovering issues. I’m just starting to implement some of the work. I’m enjoying working with and I hope to make some changes in my life for the better.