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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, 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, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic 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
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NE LMHP 1035
I have only met with her once, but I am planning on more sessions. She has been very good about reaching out to me though.
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders
I’ve only meet with Ellen once so far. She’s kind, gives good opinions to try and very responsive on messages!
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd
Ellen listens so well and is so good and having conversations. I told her my needs and she is very intentional about providing them to me. I cam see her effort and genuinely enjoyed our conversations.
Written on Sep 12, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Great therapists helps out a lot
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 3 years and 3 months
Very open, honest, and, empathic.
Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Ellen has been very understanding and very supportive!!
Written on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Ellen for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues