Jean Ellison

(M.Ed., in, Counseling, License, NH, 324, LCMHC)

About Me

I have been a counselor for 40 years, working in a variety of settings from elementary school to mental health agency, to inpatient hospitals. I have worked with young children, families, and aging adults. I strongly believe our self image is formed in childhood and we make decisions about ourselves as a result of our youngest formative experiences. Sometimes we make bad decisions based on bad experiences. With work, we can change these assumptions about ourselves. People who opt to work in therapy have taken a courageous step toward mental health. I honor that. I have done it myself and I know it's not easy.

I am accepting and encouraging. I help solve problems and will offer suggestions but I won't be upset if you don't take them! Life changes aren't easy. I just retired. I know! I was all set to travel and Covid came and changed everything! I have had to work on my own level of frustration with a lot of things.

Choosing to work with someone new means you have to tell your story over again. You have to work on building trust with someone new. You have to hope that person will accept you for who you are, and encourage you to learn the coping skills and tools to move forward to the goals you set , and push you toward them when you need it! I would be honored to work with you.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #324 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Jean for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Jean has been a lifesaver! I don't know what I'd do without her....she's the calm in the midst of my chaos!

Written by C.H. on Dec 26, 2020 after counseling with Jean for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

Jean writes me offering information. It’s good for me to learn more about whatever I can.

Written by T.E. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with Jean for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Jean is a counselor who does not let me get stuck in dead ends of repeating the same traumatic flashbacks over and over but keeps me focused on what is going on around me right now. It’s exactly what I have needed, and it’s different from some other therapists I have had. She seems to be paying attention to what I need and who I am specifically. I also appreciate talking to someone who understands a bit about my gender and life from another generation.

Written by A.N. on Dec 03, 2020 after counseling with Jean for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Jean has been so helpful for me, we have been meeting for about a month now, she is super flexible, very knowledgable in a lot of things, and personalizes each session according to my particular events and concerns. I highly recommend if you are struggling with past abuse, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc. She's awesome.