Ellie Mental Health - Minneapolis, MN

Ellie Mental Health - Minneapolis, MN Therapy and psychiatry clinic using creativity & innovation to in Mental Health Care

At Ellie Mental Health, we utilize creativity, humor and authenticity in the delivery of counseling and mental health services, to individuals of all ages. We aim to de-stigmatize and normalize mental health and the ways in which it's treated. We employ innovative professionals who use their unique expertise and genuine personality to support others in finding connection, meaning and resiliency in

their healing process. We serve all ages, and offer both in-clinic and community-based services, such as ARMHS, CTSS and in-home therapy. Additionally, Ellie offers psychiatric medication management, psychological evaluation and testing, therapy groups. We strive to fill the gaps in mental health care through innovation and dedication.

ALLY: It's what you doLet's help create a world where everyone feels seen, cared for, and celebrated for exactly who the...
06/12/2024

ALLY: It's what you do

Let's help create a world where everyone feels seen, cared for, and celebrated for exactly who they are.

Curious on what more you can do? Check out the full article in our magazine:https://elliementalhealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/EllieMentalHealth_JuneMagazine.pdf

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Relate to this? Consider this your sign to cut yourself some slack! In a world where we're constantly bombarded with str...
06/10/2024

Relate to this? Consider this your sign to cut yourself some slack! In a world where we're constantly bombarded with stress and expectations, it's easy to become our own toughest critics.

Let's give ourselves some grace and remember: we ARE worthy of love and all the good stuff, just as we are. πŸ₯°πŸ’–

06/05/2024

Whether you are part of the LGBTQIA+ community or you love someone in it, we have a magazine issue for you!

Dive into articles (written by our therapists!) with tips for coming out, advice for allies, info about why we believe is unethical, and more!

Check out the magazine here:https://elliementalhealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/EllieMentalHealth_JuneMagazine.pdf

Coming out is a deeply personal decision and there's no one-size-fits-all approach. Here are some tips from our therapis...
06/03/2024

Coming out is a deeply personal decision and there's no one-size-fits-all approach. Here are some tips from our therapists to help you when coming out. 🌈

➑️ Looking for more? We have a whole blog post about it on our website: https://elliementalhealth.com/ellie-blog/

**Bonus points who can name that movie quote! πŸ’šπŸ‘‘πŸ΄ Comment below if you know ⬇️

PS. Please know that waiting to come out until you feel ready and comfortable is ok. We also want to acknowledge that some LGBTQIA+ folks will never be able to come out due to a lack of safety and security within their community.

You can find acceptance and support at Ellie. 🐘

Therapy isn't always about instant epiphanies and constant breakthroughs, it's about embracing the journey of self-disco...
05/29/2024

Therapy isn't always about instant epiphanies and constant breakthroughs, it's about embracing the journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing. 🌱

Ever feel like your thoughts are spiraling? πŸŒ€ Here's how to quiet them down:Asking yourself questions like, "Is this tho...
05/27/2024

Ever feel like your thoughts are spiraling? πŸŒ€ Here's how to quiet them down:

Asking yourself questions like, "Is this thought realistic?" or "Is there evidence to support this thought?" or "Is this thought based on assumptions?" 🧠

πŸ’š Next try a mindfulness technique deep breathing, doing a mind dump exercise, drawing or coloring, or

Then try redirecting or distracting your thoughts by calling a friend, or going for a walk.

What works for you? Let us know in the comments! ⬇

Real talk-- Supporting someone when they're dealing with mental health challenge can be hard. It's not always knowing th...
05/22/2024

Real talk-- Supporting someone when they're dealing with mental health challenge can be hard. It's not always knowing the right words or actions, but sometime's it's simply about being there.

Let's keep showing up, lending an ear, and offering love without judgment. Because in those moments of struggle, our support can make all the difference. πŸ’•

Here are some tips from one of our psychiatrists, Dr. Patty Dickmann, about how you can show up for your loved ones.

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When we say "SPMIs," we are talking about mental illnesses that are recurrent, long-lasting, and make it hard for you to...
05/20/2024

When we say "SPMIs," we are talking about mental illnesses that are recurrent, long-lasting, and make it hard for you to do your everyday life. Examples include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe depression.

These diagnoses are more common than you realize, AND there are numerous treatment options including medications, psychotherapy, and self-management strategies (like developing healthy routines, optimizing sleep, recognizing triggers, and learning coping skills).

If you are someone with a SPMI, you are not alone. Ellie therapists are here for you. Let's spread awareness and break that stigma. πŸ’ͺ

Emotions are strong across Minnesota, and as a MN-based company, we're here for it -- both now, as the tournament contin...
05/17/2024

Emotions are strong across Minnesota, and as a MN-based company, we're here for it -- both now, as the tournament continues, and for our communities long afterwards. πŸ€βœ¨

Ever feel like your brain is overheating? 😳 Try this:1. Find a quiet place and make sure you have a pen or pencil and pl...
05/17/2024

Ever feel like your brain is overheating? 😳 Try this:

1. Find a quiet place and make sure you have a pen or pencil and plenty of paper or a notebook.

2. Set a timer for five minutes. ⏰

3. Start writing down everything that comes to mind, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. Write down thoughts, ideas, tasks, worries, plans, goals, reminders, or anything else that pops into your head.

4. Don't censor your thoughts or worry about organizing them at this stage. Write without pausing to analyze or judge what you're writing. The goal is to get everything out of your head and onto paper.

5. You can organize your thoughts into lists, bullet points, or short phrases if it helps you to structure your mind dump. However, don't spend too much time on formattingβ€”focus on capturing your thoughts quickly.

6. Continue writing until your time limit is up. If you run out of things to write about, sit quietly and wait for more thoughts to come to mind.

This is called a "mind dump" exercise, and by following these steps, you can declutter your mind and gain clarity and focus on the tasks and priorities that matter most to you.

Everyone goes through moments of feeling anxious now and then. πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«Sometimes it's just a passing feeling, but for othe...
05/15/2024

Everyone goes through moments of feeling anxious now and then. πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«

Sometimes it's just a passing feeling, but for others, it can stick around longer or feel more intense. Just know that it's totally normal, but if it starts getting in the way of everyday stuff, it's good to reach out to a therapist for some extra support.

Here are some common symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder:
- Feeling nervous or on edge and you're not sure why
- Trouble concentrating
- Racing thoughts
- Restlessness or irritability
- Feeling panicky for no reason
- Difficulty sleeping

Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 out of 5 adults, and therapy can be really helpful in relieving these symptoms and giving you the necessary tools to cope.

What's your favorite way to cope with anxiety? Let us know in the comments!

Shoutout to all of the bad-@$% moms out there! πŸ’ We see you, we appreciate you, and we believe that you deserve fields o...
05/12/2024

Shoutout to all of the bad-@$% moms out there! πŸ’ We see you, we appreciate you, and we believe that you deserve fields of flowers on this . 🌻

It's normal to experience fluctuations in motivation from time to time. That doesn't mean something is wrong with you-- ...
05/08/2024

It's normal to experience fluctuations in motivation from time to time. That doesn't mean something is wrong with you-- it means you're human.

➑️ When lack of motivation becomes persistent, affecting your ability to work or enjoy things you used to, then it might indicate a diagnosis of depression or another underlying issue.

If you feel like you're struggling, a therapist can help you identify some tools for get things back on track.

Depression involves a group of symptoms beyond just lack of motivation including:
- persistent sadness
- loss of interest in activities
- changes in appetite or sleep patterns
- feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- difficulty concentrating
- thoughts of death or su***de

If you're experiencing several of these symptoms consistently for more than two weeks, it's definitely time to seek professional help like therapy.

This Mental Health Awareness Month we are talking about the whole spectrum: how to cope with those daily stressors and h...
05/06/2024

This Mental Health Awareness Month we are talking about the whole spectrum: how to cope with those daily stressors and how we can break the stigmas that exist with more severe mental illnesses. Everyone deserves to get help and relief.

Comment below with the topics and tips you're hoping we'll cover this month! ⬇️

*Everything* making you anxious? Here's a coping skill to try:Progressive Muscle Relaxation involves tensing and then re...
05/02/2024

*Everything* making you anxious? Here's a coping skill to try:

Progressive Muscle Relaxation involves tensing and then relaxing different muscle groups in your body, which can help release physical tension and promote a sense of relaxation.

1. Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit or lie down.
2. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to center yourself.
3. Start with your toes and gradually work your way up through your body, tensing and then relaxing each muscle group for about 5-10 seconds each.
4. As you tense each muscle group, focus on the sensation of tension and then consciously release it as you relax the muscle.
5. Progress through your body, including your feet, calves, thighs, abdomen, chest, arms, hands, shoulders, neck, and face.
6. Continue this process until you've tensed and relaxed all major muscle groups in your body.

By systematically tensing and relaxing your muscles, you can become more aware of physical tension and learn to release it, which can help alleviate feelings of anxiety and stress.

This  , we are bringing you content that highlights the whole spectrum 🌈 of mental health. Let's start by talking about ...
05/01/2024

This , we are bringing you content that highlights the whole spectrum 🌈 of mental health. Let's start by talking about WHY this is important.

Our clients come to Ellie for support across this spectrum, from everyday concerns like stress, burn-out, or anxiety to severe and persistent mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (and everywhere in between!). No matter the severity, mental health is personal and people deserve acceptance and support.

We know that there’s still a lot of stigma that people across this spectrum must overcome in order to seek help, and this month we want to normalize these mental health conditions and provide psychoeducation and skills for coping.

04/29/2024

Coping skills come in all kinds, and since it's , we wanted to share some stats with you about this groovy stress reliever:

πŸ’ƒ 98% of participants in a research study reported dancing improved their mood and the capability to cope with stress.

πŸ•ΊResearch also shows that dancing improves your confidence and compassion for others.

🎡 Plus, listening to music releases levels of dopamine (the pleasure hormone) in your brain.

It doesn't matter if you're good at dancing or if you're dancing alone in your room with a hairbrush, turn up some of your favorite upbeat songs and get moving today!


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It's very common to feel overwhelmed when your child is diagnosed with autism, and finding support is vital! 🌟 Here are ...
04/26/2024

It's very common to feel overwhelmed when your child is diagnosed with autism, and finding support is vital! 🌟 Here are some tips that our therapists recommend when navigating a new diagnosis.

Celebrating World Book Day with a therapeutic twist! πŸ“šβœ¨ Check out these recommended reads by Ellie therapists and commen...
04/23/2024

Celebrating World Book Day with a therapeutic twist! πŸ“šβœ¨ Check out these recommended reads by Ellie therapists and comment below other books that we missed!

Taking care of yourself isn't just about spa days and meditation (although those are great too)! It's about embracing yo...
04/22/2024

Taking care of yourself isn't just about spa days and meditation (although those are great too)! It's about embracing your inner goofball, letting loose, and being unapologetically YOU. 🧑

What are you doing to care for yourself this weekend?

We asked a few of our therapists what advice they give to parents after a child is diagnosed with autism, and here's wha...
04/19/2024

We asked a few of our therapists what advice they give to parents after a child is diagnosed with autism, and here's what they had to share!

Being autistic doesn't mean that something is wrong with you or that you need therapy to fix something-- this is one of ...
04/17/2024

Being autistic doesn't mean that something is wrong with you or that you need therapy to fix something-- this is one of MANY things that we wish others knew about spectrum disorder.

Here's what one of our Ellie therapists in Boston, MA shared about ASD.

Having trouble calming your anxiety and telling yourself that it'll all be fine? 🧘 Try these skills:1. Box Breathing- Th...
04/15/2024

Having trouble calming your anxiety and telling yourself that it'll all be fine? 🧘 Try these skills:

1. Box Breathing- This is when you inhale for four counts, hold your breath for four counts, exhale for four counts, and then hold for four counts. Repeat this pattern a few times. ✨ The even and controlled nature of box breathing can help activate the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting a sense of calmness and reducing stress.

2. Get a cold glass of water- The act of getting up, moving, and focusing on drinking a cold glass of water can serve as a distraction from anxious thoughts. 🚰 Sipping cold water activates the vagus nerve, which promotes a relaxation response, counteracting the body's stress response.

3. Listen to music- Music has been shown to activate various areas of the brain associated with emotions, memory, and reward. 🧠 It can release neurotransmitters like dopamine, which contribute to feelings of pleasure and happiness, counteracting the negative impact of anxiety.

Therapy isn't always easy, but it's where the real work happens. It's about facing the tough stuff, digging deep, and gr...
04/11/2024

Therapy isn't always easy, but it's where the real work happens. It's about facing the tough stuff, digging deep, and growing through the discomfort. πŸ’ͺ

πŸŒ™βœ¨ Eid Mubarak from Ellie Mental Health! Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed celebration filled with joy, peace, a...
04/09/2024

πŸŒ™βœ¨ Eid Mubarak from Ellie Mental Health! Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed celebration filled with joy, peace, and togetherness. πŸŽ‰

Here's to honoring our mental health, finding self-acceptance, and growing stronger every single day. ⭐
04/08/2024

Here's to honoring our mental health, finding self-acceptance, and growing stronger every single day. ⭐

Maybe you were scrolling on social media when you came across a video about autism traits, or maybe your child was just ...
04/05/2024

Maybe you were scrolling on social media when you came across a video about autism traits, or maybe your child was just diagnosed with autism. No matter how your πŸ’‘ moment happened, here's what to do next.

Autism Acceptance Month is about embracing the spectrum and recognizing that every person with Autism has unique abiliti...
04/01/2024

Autism Acceptance Month is about embracing the spectrum and recognizing that every person with Autism has unique abilities, strengths, and challenges. We can learn so much from each other and create a more inclusive world by celebrating these differences.

How are you promoting acceptance and inclusion in your community? Let's keep the conversation going. 🌟

Address

2125 E Hennepin Avenue, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN
55413

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 8pm
Tuesday 7am - 8pm
Wednesday 7am - 8pm
Thursday 7am - 8pm
Friday 7am - 8pm
Saturday 7am - 8pm
Sunday 7am - 8pm

Telephone

+16513138080

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