Ellen Scherr

LCPC, LMHC

About Me

Life always throws us curveballs. You can do everything to set yourself up to thrive, but life happens. The key to making it through life’s obstacles isn’t by fighting or avoiding them. It’s about learning to build resilience. By resilient, I mean having the right coping tools/skills to help yourself on the days you are struggling.
 
I have a Master’s in Counseling with over 15 years’ experience working with adolescents, young adults, and women experiencing depression, anxiety, childhood emotional abuse, substance abuse, grief, loss and family dynamic issues. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois and a Licensed Mental Counselor (LMC) in Florida.

My experience is varied and across many different settings. I have provided individual, group, and family therapy, in residential treatment programs, outpatient hospital programs, and private practice settings. This has provided the opportunity to work with a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences. 
 
Like everyone else, I have struggled in trying to be happy. It has taken me a long time to learn how to make my own happiness, and figure out “my life.” The process was difficult, and I faced many “highs and lows.” But, these experiences have made me the person I am today which is an extremely empathic, compassionate and honest person.
 
My approach is based on your life issues and the support you’re seeking from therapy. I use cognitive behavioral theory as well as strength-based and solution-focused approaches. I will adapt each session and interaction to meet your unique and specific needs by using approaches that bring results. 
 
I can help you maneuver through the obstacles you are facing and would like to support you through your journey.  



Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180.006088 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LMHC #MH19405 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ellen Scherr. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.A. on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I can't say enough great things about Ellen. She is patient, compassionate, encouraging, and intelligent. I like how open she is to different approaches and how she does not rush through our sessions. She truly makes me feel like she cares to go on this ride with me until I improve and is invested in my well being.

Written by R.O. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Ellen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

I had a number of preconceptions about therapy that had previously meant I was reluctant to invest in it. My fiance and I recently started working with Ellen, and it's made me realize how wrong I was. Ellen is empathetic, humorous and kind, but she also is direct and willing to offer the practical advice that I worried would be lacking in this environment. Both of us have found Ellen extremely helpful, and I find our sessions enjoyable - something I never thought I'd say. Ellen has won a therapy sceptic round very quickly :).

Written by A.L. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Ellen for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Ellen is very knowledgeable, honest, and humorous. I’ve been struggling with new life events and Ellen gave me a lot of coping mechanisms and recommendations. Always was a great session and I felt like it helped me process so much.

Written by S.H. on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ellen Scherr provided me with exceptional care and treatment. She has such a deep professional knowledge and expertise to share, but also provides you with such warmth and comfort because she is a wonderful human being. I would happily recommend her to friends in need of counseling as well as return to her care any time I might need it. Thank you Ellen and thank you Better Help for providing such exceptional and convenient care.

Written by A.N. on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Ellen is absolutely incredible to work with! In just a few sessions together, I made more progress than I could’ve imagined. She is warm and caring, and always has a way of posing questions without any judgment or condescension. I’ve learned so much about myself, and she’s equipped me to continue working through my trauma to heal and be a better person. I am so thankful I found Ellen, as she’s an invaluable resource to my mental health and emotional wellness.

Written by R.O. on May 23, 2021 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ellen has been helping me sort through some issues that have been compounding in my life for quite a while. It feels good to not be alone with these feelings anymore.

Written by P.A. on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

In two sessions I have received thoughtful counsel useful to my goal to pause and reflect on my emotional health. Ellen is engaged, present, and very comfortable to talk to. Our discussions help me experience “aha” moments I need to reflect on.

Written by C.O. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

This is my first time using online counseling and Ellen has been a great resource for encouragement and support during our sessions. Looking forward to applying some of her recommendations and hopeful for the future!

Written by A.L. on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel understood and my emotions are heard and cared about by Ellen. I have only had two sessions but they have made an impact on me in more ways I believed therapy ever could.

Written by L.A. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ellen gets me like none other! She’s incredibly patient and kind. She can listen and help me through my thoughts without being a judge and then wheel me back into learning about my great heart and intention. Love her ❤️

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