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
Richard Young Hospital Adolescent Unit, Home-based Counselor
Veterans Health Administration
I am currently in private practice.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Intimacy-related issues
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 , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMSW #548 (Expires: 2020-08-31)
LMHP #1035 (Expires: 2020-09-01)
Very kind, nurturing, fun, and a great listener.
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.
Very nice and experienced.
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.
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