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Ellie Family Services 
2125 E. Hennepin Ave. 
Minneapolis, MN 55413

I am an outpatient therapist and clinical supervisor with more than 6 years of experience in providing services to children and families on the permanency spectrum.  I am also training in Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP) for children under 6. 

I completed the PACC program through the UMN in early 2015 and continue to use this training as a guide for working effectively with my clients. I believe that adoption is a lifelong process that occurs both individually and within a larger family system. With this in mind, my approach integrates a broad spectrum of modalities based on the child’s development, age, needs, and presenting concerns. Additionally, it has been my experience that children typically do best with integrating their adoption history into who they are when they have support from family. As such, I typically seek to involve the family in some capacity as well. If you would like more specific information about me or the way in which I practice therapy with an adoption/permanency lens, please feel free to contact me. I’m always happy to answer questions. 

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate Graduate (University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare): Yes, Co-hort 2015

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Self-Harming Behaviors
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP) 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Play Therapy: Non-directive & Filial
TheraPlay Techniques

Updated Spring 2021

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