Ellen Shafer-Lind

(MSW, LMPH, PCDGC)

About Me

My purpose in counseling is to provide encouragement, insight, and guidance to individuals and families so they find resolution and peace.
In addition, I am versed in Grief and loss counseling, developing problem solving skills, gender issues and marriage/couples' counseling.
I am also versed in Veterans issues, having work with all types of Veterans through the VA for 5 years.
I enjoy my work, as you may have noticed, I have been counseling for 31 years.
I typically use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which is an evidenced based therapy for most mental health diagnoses. However, I use other formats of counseling so to better individualize counseling to your needs.
I do understand counseling for some is rather scary, yet I believe you will fast realize that I have compassion and empathy for your issues. That I will be available to help you as often as possible unt l " you feel solid on your own two feet".


My education background :1988 Graduate of UNO MSW Degree
1993 LMHP and CMSW Licensure
2012 Certified IP Counselor
2015 Provisional Certified Disordered Gambling Counselor
Work History:
Richard Young Hospital Adolescent Unit, Home-based Counselor
Veterans Health Administration
I am currently in private practice.








Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 31

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #548 (Expires: 2020-08-31)

LMHP #1035 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by L.Y. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very kind, nurturing, fun, and a great listener.

Written by A.M. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Ellen is really wonderful and has such a way of understanding and feeling my feelings and then able to help me navigate and give me new perspectives through my issues.

Written by J.A. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Very nice and experienced.

Written by L.O. on Apr 11, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Ellen has been very helpful with her ideas and she is not one sided. She is here to help us both see what we need to get worked out.

Written by M.A. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Ellen is a great counselor- she helps understand possible reasons I’m reacting to situations and helps me dig a little deeper. She also offers reading materials so I can learn about myself and how I’m feeling