Clinic: Aurora Community Counseling
Address: 321 Frenette Dr, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Accepted insurance: badgercare/MA
Areas of Specialty:
Special Interests: Enjoys working with all ages—youth, teens and adults; trauma and PTSD, grief, anxiety, depression, school-based care, play therapy, and behavioral concerns.
Master of Arts in Counseling-Clinical Mental Health, Lakeland University
Licensed Professional Counselor In-Training (LPC-IT)
4 years’ experience as a Psychometrician, extensively trained in administering and scoring various tests and instruments that assess neuropsychological and neurocognitive functioning.
Experience with mental health services in correctional settings
Ellen has worked with a variety of individuals and concerns in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including child and adolescent-based counseling, adolescent sexual boundaries group therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, parent reunification and education, and crisis intervention. Ellen utilizes a wide variety of approaches and treatments as she believes in understanding each person individually and tailoring her treatment plan to meet the needs of the client for the most successful outcome. She is known for her rapport skills and strives to create a comfortable environment and positive relationship. She is motivated to help you meet your goals and eager to get to know you and be an advocate towards your own personal growth.
Ellen enjoys hunting and being outdoors. She has a passion for being in the woods, four-wheeling, and hiking. Ellen also enjoys music, spending time with family and friends, and indulging in some of her favorite movies and TV shows.
You made this process super easy and helped me every step of the way to ensure that my student is set up for success. In following up with me and making sure we were taken care of shows that you care about the students and their wellbeing. Thank you so much for making this as easy as it was, I truly appreciate everything!
As a therapist, having the School Based Mental Health available for students is very important in many aspects. School is an area where children spend a great amount of their time and the schools are able to work with the therapists to help in any areas that they may be struggling in. The schools have all been very open with working with me as a therapist and the children are able to still get services that are needed for either home or school issues without having to miss more time at school since the therapy is able to be done right at the school settings. Being able to provide this service for families is a great asset for everyone involved.
As a parent having the School Based Mental Health available has been very helpful with my child. The process has gone smoothly from the initial contact to being able to choose a therapist that may work best with my child to the therapist working directly with my child. This is also helpful that they are able to come directly to my child at the school so that they are missing less school and I as a parent need to miss less work as well. Overall the whole experience has been a positive one for both myself and my child.
“I liked how they gave me strategies and not just one but many so I could choose what I liked and didn’t like!”
“The group was very good, and it calmed me down a lot. When you feeling stressed this class is a time to just relax and think about everything and it soothes your mind.” “I liked that every time I needed to relax or talk about something I would not get judged that place was a free spot.” “Being in the relax group really helped me become calm, and know what to do in times when I’m overwhelmed. The Relax Group also helped me focus on everyday tasks, and the group gave some incredibly good advice :)”
School-based mental health services allow a child to receive much needed services regularly without the inconvenience of scheduling around after school activities or parents having to take time off work.