Hello and welcome!
My name is Ellen Minter and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in the helping profession for 17 years. Over the years, I have worked with various populations in various capacities. In addition to being a therapist, I have spent time as a teacher, sexual assault victim advocate, hospice social worker, and direct support professional for the developmentally disabled. I learned many things in these roles and it is those things, accompanied with my own personal life experiences that have most equipped me with the necessary skills and understanding to help you navigate the transitions of your life.
My therapeutic style is humorous, warm, and direct. While my role may be to help you feel better, I find that minimizing and appeasement are counterproductive to that goal. Always, I am honest and direct. I am very open-minded and I try to be respectful of all I work with. I have a bit of a multi-modal approach. I find that various techniques from different approaches, can work in conjunction in different situations.
Life is hard and unpredictable. I hope to help make things easier for you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW LCSW-21757
VA LCSW 0904013505
IN LCSW 34008991A
MA LICSW 124199
Ellen Minter guidance has been life changing.
Written on Nov 10, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Ellen Minter is an amazing therapist. She is understanding, thoughtful, and caring. Additionally, she has the ability to make me laugh. I highly recommend her. She helped me deal with my anxiety around being adopted.
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem
I have had 3 sessions with Ellen so far. She has been really helpful and honest with assisting me. I am grateful for this opportunity to be able to work with her on my healing journey.
Written on Mar 17, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and career difficulties
Ellen is the best. I have really enjoyed working with her and can already see improvements in my life, my relationships with family and friends and most importantly my relationship with myself. Ellen is thoughtful, kind, pushes me just enough but never rushes me or makes me feel unheard or misunderstood. I’ve bounced around to a lot of therapists over the years for different reasons but I’m here to stay! I highly recommend working with Ellen.
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I just appreciate having someone that I feel can relate to me and some of my experiences. She listens and advises when she feels I need it. Her clear communication style is refreshing!
Written on Feb 17, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I started speaking with Ellen 9 months ago and at the time I was very depressed and struggling with low self-esteem. I had recently ended a long-term relationship and I was having issues with family members. Since working together I’ve began to have a more positive outlook on life, and I feel like we have worked through so many issues in different ways. Ellen is honest caring respectful and when appropriate adds her sense of humour which I am grateful for. She is an amazing therapist and I enjoy every session with her. Thank you for everything that you’ve helped me with and the guidance you’ve offered.
Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes