Hello and welcome!
My name is Ellen Minter and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in the helping profession for 17 years. Over the years, I have worked with various populations in various capacities. In addition to being an individual and family therapist, I have spent time as a teacher, sexual assault victim advocate, youth care worker for troubled youth, and direct support professional for the developmentally disabled. I learned many things in these roles and it is those things accompanied with my own personal life experiences that have most equipped me with the necessary skills and understanding to help you navigate the transitions of your life. I have to say that I have a passion for working with couples and families. I believe that making sure we properly know how to share and express love goes a long way in bringing happiness to us, as individuals but also the world as a whole, and that love should start at home.
My therapeutic style is humorous, warm, and direct. While my role may be to help you feel better, I find that minimizing and appeasement are counterproductive to that goal. Always, I am honest and direct. I am very open-minded and I try to be respectful of all I work with. I have a bit of a multi-modal approach. I find that various techniques from different approaches, can work in conjunction in different situations.
Life is hard and unpredictable. I hope to help make things easier for you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #34008991A (Expires: 2022-04-01)
I appreciated Ellen's fair-mindedness and ability to see both of our perspectives. We sadly only had two sessions (through no fault of Ellen's), but both sessions offered encouragement, validation, and strategies for us to try.
I truly enjoy our sessions with Ellen. Even though my husband and I have constant communication, it was difficult to talk about important issues that bother us or understand what we needed for each other. Working with Ellen has been very helpful; she gives guidance on how to navigate difficult conversations.