MinnesotaCoon RapidsTherapy Clinic
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Our Mental Health Therapy Services at Coon Rapids
#LiveAuthentic With Professional Counseling Services
Ellie Mental Health in Coon Rapids, Minnesota isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
Work one-on-one with a therapist who will provide you with mental health care individualized to your needs. Whether you are seeking treatment for a mental illness, support for a recent life change, or help in a specific area of your life, individual therapy is just between you and your therapist.
Attend therapy session with your partner – whether you’re just dating, engaged, or married. Couples therapy is a safe place to talk through relationship issues with a counselor you can trust, get help navigating a divorce, or build a strong foundation for the future.
Attend therapy from the comfort and convenience of your home, or wherever else you have an internet connection. With online therapy, you get deep with your therapist while sipping tea in your favorite comfy chair, snuggled in your pajamas, or between work meetings.
Work through family conflict with a therapist who can facilitate the conversation, work through harmful patterns, and improve communication skills. Family therapy is a group effort – bring your partner, the kids, the in-laws, stepchildren, your siblings, or whoever else is involved with your family dynamic.
Get support in helping children manage mental health symptoms and learn rehabilitative skills to set them up for success down the road. This mental health service provided by a Children’s Therapeutic Services & Support therapist is a team effort involving both children and their families.
If physical health, significant mental health symptoms, or socio-economic limitations are keeping you or your loved one from accessing the treatment you need, we offer in-home therapy. We work with a variety of concerns that affect multiple age groups.
If a combination of therapy and medication management is the right treatment path for your mental health needs, our psychiatric prescriber can prescribe, evaluate, and manage your medication. Our prescribers work closely with your therapist to ensure you are receiving the best treatment possible.
Loss and bereavement can be immobilizing. You might not know how to move forward or what comes next. Grief therapy provides you with professional support as you work through loss, process any trauma, and navigate next steps.
Work through unresolved trauma and identify the areas of your life that trauma has impacted. Trauma-informed therapy means working with a therapist who has a deep understanding of the may ways trauma can affect your life and your overall sense of self, safety, and well-being.
When in the hands of therapists, physicians, and nurse practitioners, psychedelics can be used as an integrative healing approach that opens the mind and helps with a wide range of mental health disorders. INTERO provides psychedelic therapy in Minnesota.
Conditions & Specialities
We provide support for a wide range of mental disorders and common mental health issues at our Ellie Mental Health Clinic in Coon Rapids. No matter your concerns, your compassionate Ellie therapist will provide you with the non-judgmental care you deserve.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Dissociative Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Conduct Disorder (CD)
- Social Anxiety
- Panic Disorders
- Substance Abuse
- Sex Addiction
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Postpartum Depression
- Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders
- Adoption Support
- Premarital Counseling
- Relationship Counseling
- Bereavement & Loss
- Body Dysmorphia
- Anger Management
- LGBTQ Therapy
- Racial Identity Therapy
- Racial Trauma Therapy
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Accepted Insurance at the Coon Rapids Clinic
We strive to make our care as accessible and affordable to everyone. Review our full list of payment types and insurances accepted at this location.
- Health Partners
- Blue Cross
- Medical Assistance (MA/MHCP)
- United Health Care (UHC)
- United Behavioral Health
- Preferred One
- Hennepin Health
- America’s PPO
Get Matched With the Perfect Therapist for Your Needs
Not sure what to look for in a therapist? Establishing a strong relationship with your therapist is so important to getting the care you deserve. That’s why at Ellie Mental Health we don’t leave it up to chance.
When you call us, our Client Access Team will get to know your preferences, schedule, and therapy needs. From there, we’ll match you with a therapist that’s just the perfect fit and get your first appointment scheduled right away.
Get to Know the Ellie TEAM at Coon Rapids
We have an incredible group of therapists who are encouraged to be unique and creative while offering customized care. To learn more about the team, check out their bios below!
Meet the Coon Rapids Clinic Director
Billie Jo Story, MA, LSW, LPCC
Clinic Director, Therapist
Billie Jo is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. This means she is passionate about relationships and has experience in healing trauma and stress from a body-orientated perspective. She believes that we are all searching for meaning in our lives and encourages clients to trust themselves, explore and be curious and nurture helpful relationships in our lives. Read More
Billie Jo Story, MA, LSW, LPCCBillie Jo is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. This means she is passionate about relationships and has experience in healing trauma and stress from a body-orientated perspective. She believes that we are all searching for meaning in our lives and encourages clients to trust themselves, explore and be curious and nurture helpful relationships in our lives. Billie Jo tailors her treatment methods to meet the needs of her clients, always keeping them at the center of the therapeutic work. While she is versed in several treatment modalities she views the world through attachments, nurturing healthy attachments and healing our wounds through the body/mind connection. One of her greatest joys in her work is seeing her client learn they have the answers and ability as they become more confident in themselves. Prior to joining Ellie, Billie Jo has been in the mental health field in a variety of positions since 2005. She is excited to get back to working one on one with clients. Outside of work she enjoys motorcycles, her two dogs, friends and family and reading.
Meet Your Therapist at Coon Rapids
Family Support Specialist
Hayley Pierce-Ramsdell, MS
Hayley (she/they) became a therapist because she believes in the power of being heard, seen, and appreciated for living our most authentic selves. Often, folks navigate life without having the possibility to embrace how brilliant, capable, and resilient they truly are until given the opportunity to explore their own strengths and share their story with others.
Hayley is currently serving as the Family Support Specialist for Ellie’s Protector Overwatch program. She specializes in working with law enforcement, first responders, veterans and their families through an integrative counseling perspective. Hayley utilizes concepts and techniques from systemic, humanistic, mind-body, cognitive-behavioral, and constructivist perspectives. She maintains that every person has an innate sense of worthiness and is shaped by the world and people around them. Hayley is driven by walking alongside clients as they identify where they are, where they have been, and begin to move towards where they want to be.
Hayley is known for her use of movie quotes, song lyrics, and complete misunderstanding of common metaphors in the office and in session. When not at work, Hayley enjoys giving car concerts free-of-charge to passing drivers, rucking, boxing, and doing art sh*t.
Amanda Neumann, MA, LMFT
Amanda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her ideal client is someone (individual, couple, or family) who is willing to be vulnerable or open to the idea of working towards that. Someone who is willing to work together.
Her focus is to work alongside you to support you in reaching your goals. She does not believe in cookie cutter therapy techniques, but believe it is her job to figure out what works best for each client. Some techniques that she uses are CBT, experiential, TFCBT, solution focused, play therapy, strength based, and genograms (family tree). As a marriage and family therapist, she also think it’s important to discuss relationships in a client’s life.
Clients can expect that Amanda focuses not just on the concern that brought them to therapy but their strengths/hobbies as well. Clients can expect conversation and humor during therapy sessions. The therapy process will be whatever works best of each client with focus on building the therapeutic relationship. Clients can expect that she works towards building a safe place for the client.
When Amanda is not at work, she enjoys watching movies, spending time with family/friends, reading books, baking/cooking, and traveling.
MS, LPCC, LADC
Ashley Bauch, MS, LPCC, LADC
Ashley is a compassionate therapist who believes acceptance and empathy are at the center of every therapeutic relationship. She puts an emphasis on creating a warm and supportive environment where clients feel safe sharing their thoughts, feelings, and concerns.
Prior to joining Ellie Mental Health, she primarily worked in residential mental illness and chemical dependency settings where she guided those who struggled with the disease of addiction and co-occurring disorders to develop new insights, skills, and solutions. Ashley works collaboratively with clients and uses a variety of treatment modalities tailored to each individual client. She mainly draws from person-centered, solution focused, and DBT therapies. One of Ashley's biggest goals when working with individuals is to help them feel empowered and confident in their everyday lives.
Outside of work, you can usually find Ashley working in her garden, tending to her house plants, playing boardgames/video games, and spending time with her cats and dog.
Bailey Maly, MS
Bailey is a masters graduate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She's a trauma informed therapist who specializes in working with the LGBTQ+ community. Bailey believes that therapy is a team effort between the client and therapist working to meet your goals.
Prior to joining Ellie, Bailey worked with The Village Family Service Center and Minnesota Mental Health Center.
When not at work, Bailey is a proud plant parent and avid animal lover spending time with her hairless cats and sugar gliders.
Emily Jensen, MA, LAMFTEmily is a therapist who bring her authentic self into session using acceptance, curiosity and humor to meet clients where they are at. She believes in the importance of the relationship between client and therapist, and makes sure that therapy is safe space for everyone. Emily has experience working with individuals and families in a variety of settings, and likes to help people find the skills to conquer life’s challenges. She uses a systemic perspective to address concerns and uses different treatment modalities to meet the individual needs of her clients. Emily knows that coming to therapy is an act of courage and vulnerability, she honors this and walks alongside clients as they work towards progress. Outside of work Emily can be found spending time outdoors with her two dogs, binging TV shows with her partner and spending quality time with family and friends.
Heather Kerfeld, MA
Heather Kerfeld – MA, is an intuitive, compassionate, humorous, creative, and nonjudgmental psychotherapist who believes that we are all connected and share similar struggles, but we see the world through our unique perspectives. She feels honored to hold space and hear stories from all walks of life. Heather brings decades of personal and professional practice in social services, holistic psychology, wellness coaching, energy healing, movement and eclectic spirituality. Heather enjoys working with older children/adolescents (9+), youth transitioning into adulthood, adults, complex families, and those facing the end of life.
She encourages self-love, authenticity, vulnerability, accountability, empowerment, trusting our intuition, personal exploration, and the courage to be imperfect. Your weirdness is your superpower! Heather helps clients discover their gifts and problem-solve challenges in positive, pro-social ways. Heather is experienced with trauma, depression, anxiety, SPMI, ADHD, neurodiversity, substance use, grief/loss, attachment issues, relationship difficulties, parenting, at-risk youth, LGBTQ+, alternative lifestyles, chronic pain/illness, cancer/terminal illness, etc.
Live Music and Traveling are her other passions, so when she’s not busy saving the world one person at a time, you can find this fun-loving, adventurous hippie dancing with friends at a music festival or wandering through the mountains.
Johanna Rose, MA, LMFTJohanna is a down-to-Earth therapist who likes to use authenticity, acceptance, and a little dash of humor in her work with clients. She believes that the relationship between the client and the therapist is extremely important, and she does her best to make sure her clients feel comfortable and supported as they work through tough stuff. Before coming to Ellie, Johanna worked with children, adults, and families in a variety of settings. She is passionate about helping individuals of all ages navigate this wacky world of ours! She uses mindfulness and self-awareness to help clients interrupt unhelpful thought processes and create new meaning. When she is not in the office, Johanna enjoys spending time with her family, binging TV shows with her partner, and getting outside for the few months out of the year that the weather is actually nice.
Nicole Nelson, MA, LMFT
Clients seeing Nicole can expect that she will meet them where they are in life. She comes from a place of curiosity, warmth, and empowerment. She feels that a genuine connection with clients is key to the therapeutic relationship which allows for clients to grow and heal in a safe environment where vulnerability is seen as strength.
Nicole’s specialties include life transitions, peer relationship concerns, communication issues, social skills, behavioral/emotional concerns (i.e. anger, anxiety, depression, opposition, self-esteem, and stress management), familial stressors and changes, expression of emotions, attachment concerns, and trauma.
Nicole’s ideal clients are children, adolescents, and young adults.
One size does not and will never fit all. Clients can expect that their therapy journey will fit each individual’s needs. When appropriate, Nicole's practices includes attachment, CBT, existential, play therapy, solution-focused, structural, and trauma informed care theories. She also likes to include mindfulness practices into the work she does.
Outside of work you will find her in the woods, with friends/family, or hiding with a good book!
DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Vivian Ogunyemi, DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN
Dr. Ogunyemi’s goal is to meet you, understand your concerns, make recommendations, and together we come up with an acceptable treatment plan with the least invasive option. She incorporates evidence-based practice with your socio-economic and cultural background to create an individualized plan. She seeks to make sure her patients understand fully well the indications, side effects, and all relevant facts of all medications they are taking and will constantly review the need for continued use of medications. Dr. Ogunyemi seeks to incorporate medication and integrative modalities to combat conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, and ADHD.
Dr. Ogunyemi is an active listener, engaging, empathetic, and welcoming. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and taking dance classes.
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