Ellen Parkinson

(LCSW)

About Me

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Ellen, and my approach is unique to each client. I am committed to working with you to ensure that you accomplish your goals. My eclectic counseling style is comprised of many different theories, techniques, and evidence based practices. I have specialized training and experience working with CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Social Thinking, and Family Systems Therapy. After 20 years in the field, I have developed a strong professional foundation focused on providing you with the skills you need to alleviate daily stressors and make lasting improvements. You will have the opportunity to express yourself in a comfortable, safe, and non-judgmental environment. Together we are partners in exploring your personal goals and empowering you to use the effective skills needed to manage your challenges.

No matter what your struggle, you don't have to do this alone. My tailored person-centered approach will help you feel secure as you navigate your own path. You are the expert on your life. I am here to provide you with tools for your own progress; offering experience, support, knowledge and feedback to empower you along the way. You and your over all well being is always top priority! I very much look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Communication Problems , Forgiveness , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Women's Issues

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #4297 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by V.A. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks

I was skeptical at first about doing this, but I looked through the pictures and picked her! She is close to my age so she is able to understand the things I am going to in a manner others might not be able to! I think that is a major factor in my being able to trust her and listen and try to use the things she tells me. I am grateful for the opportunity to use her expertise to help me. She has been encouraging and offered opinions that is both helpful and useful! I am enjoying our interactions.

Written by M.A. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ellen has helped me a great deal. I always feel good after our sessions. We set goals and she helps me accomplish them. I have already recommended Better Health because of her. She gives great advise and offers resources to help you. I just can't praise her highly enough!

Written by K.A. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ellen is really sweet, caring and understanding. She is a professional and knows her stuff. I am thankful for her and for betterhelp.

Written by K.E. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She is very kind and understanding. She helped me through some difficult times and showed me better coping skills to utilize in my daily life. This counseling is very helpful and I would highly recommend anyone thinking about taking the risk. It is well worth it.

Written by R.A. on Apr 02, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ellen has been incredibly helpful in my mental health journey. She is always encouraging and I always feel heard in our sessions.

Written by A.L. on Mar 08, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Ellen is very caring and understanding. She has taken the time to get to know me and what issues I have. She’s a great listener and offers great advice and worksheets to help with whatever I have going on. I feel like I’m speaking to a friend when I meet with her each week. Thank you, Ellen, for your help during our sessions.

Written by P.E. on Feb 18, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Ellen is a wonderful counselor. She listens attentively, is caring, understanding, and patient.
She makes you feel like you are her only client.

Written by R.O. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Ellen is very caring and kind. Always supporting me and trying to find ways to encourage me.

Written by K.I. on Jan 21, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

I really enjoy talking to Ms. Ellen. She is that unobjective party to can count on to listen to your concerns. She reassures me and gives me nothing but positive feedback.

Written by C.A. on Nov 18, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Ellen has been so helpful and is obviously very knowledgeable in family dynamics and communication.

Written by D.A. on Nov 13, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ellen is all around fantastic. I felt comfortable and heard. She is a knowledgeable professional that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Thank you Ellen!

Written by L.I. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Ellen Parkinson is a very profession, experienced therapist who made me feel completely safe. She is a very nice, caring person who knows how to help you. My friends have noticed how much better that I sound. This online therapy is very reputable and have experienced, trained therapist to match your personality and what is specifically tailored to your needs.

Written by D.A. on Feb 24, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

She has tons of ways to help cope with things and listens very well

Written by C.H. on Feb 20, 2019 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Ellen does a great job listening to me and making suggestions and providing support as needed.

Written by M.A. on Sep 24, 2018 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Very welcoming and understanding, it is my first time doing any type of counseling and she makes it all seem so simple and relaxing. Would give her an 11/10 if it was an option!

Written by S.T. on Sep 06, 2018 after counseling with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Ellen has been really helpful. When speaking/messaging her, it feels like you are talking to a friend, she makes it easy to open up. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by S.A. on Aug 29, 2018 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and grief

Ellen has been a great resource and listener. She repeats my goals back to ensure she clearly understands what they are. She's been great to work with so far!

Written by T.E. on Aug 27, 2018 after counseling with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Ellen has been an incredible listener that has helped me to make sense of many personal issues. With her constant cheerfulness and inspiring insights, she made my experience on BetterHelp extremely positive. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by J.O. on Aug 24, 2018 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger

Friendly and easy to connect with, respectful and kind.