I am licensed in the state of Montana to do mental health counseling and therapy, as well as a Certified Coach. I’ve been self-employed for over 30 years and have a wide range of experience. I particularly work with persons who experience anxiety, stress and depression - often as a result of family problems and frequently work issues! I’ve also worked with all branches of the military working with troops and family both in the USA and abroad.
My style of counseling tends to be more direct than passive. I believe in warmth, compassion and listening along with guidance and direction offered. I do not give advise; I am your mirror and help you see what you most want and need. Therapy is an individual journey, so the path we carve together is unique in it’s terrain, speed and outcome.
I look forward to meeting each client with an open mind and heart. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
ID LCPC LCPC-9438
MT LCPC BBH-LCPC-LIC-27
Mrs. Savage is very kind. Has been helping me work out somethings that have weighed me down for many years.
Written on Dec 10, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Ellen is really wonderful, she's my favourite therapist to date (I've had many, haha). She asks good questions and challenges me to look deeper when it might not be the comfortable thing to do. She's open minded and kind, it's easy to talk to her. I have been seeing her for a while and my partner thinks I've become more confident, self aware and less anxious. Highly recommend! Thank you Ellen
Written on Dec 05, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Ellen has been excellent to work with. She responds quickly to any questions or concerns and follows up to see how I am doing. Our sessions have been great and allowed me to reach the goals I set for my therapy. She is extremely knowledgeable and caring but provides worthwhile insights to move forward.
Written on Nov 16, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Ellen is awesome! She asked questions and is there when you need her. Definitely one of the best!!!
Written on Nov 11, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Ellen is a true professional!! She is exactly what I had been looking for in a therapist. She is understanding, asks questions to get a true understanding of my experiences, and actually makes me laugh. I leave her sessions feeling more informed, empowered, and like I am making true progress.
Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
ellen is prompt and so easy to talk to. she is extremely understanding.
Written on Oct 03, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd