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Our Mental Health Therapy Services at St. Paul
#LiveAuthentic With Professional Counseling Services
Ellie Mental Health in St. Paul, 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.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy
EMDR is a cutting-edge, evidence-backed treatment approach for treating trauma, anxiety, depression, and a wide range of mental health disorders. EMDR therapy often involves you talking about your trauma while moving your eyes back and forth to reprocess the traumatic experience.
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 St. Paul. 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
- Eating Disorders
- 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
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Postpartum Depression
- Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders
- Adoption Support
- Relationship Counseling
- Bereavement & Loss
- Body Dysmorphia
- Anger Management
- LGBTQ Therapy
- Racial Identity Therapy
- Racial Trauma Therapy
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Accepted Insurance at the St. Paul 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 St. Paul
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 St. Paul Clinic Director
Kamber Peerboom, MBA, MSW, LICSW
Clinic Director, Therapist
Kamber's ideal clients are adolescents and adults who are willing to embrace vulnerability to find growth and healing. She loves working with people who are ready to work hard, feel all the feels, process life’s challenges and celebrate life’s victories in an authentic and purposeful way. Read More
Kamber Peerboom, MBA, MSW, LICSWKamber's ideal clients are adolescents and adults who are willing to embrace vulnerability to find growth and healing. She loves working with people who are ready to work hard, feel all the feels, process life’s challenges and celebrate life’s victories in an authentic and purposeful way. Clients can expect to have their vulnerability met with validation, kindness, & compassion. Kamber maintains that it is crucial to establish a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, which allows for honest communication about the hard stuff & the opportunity to find healing & purpose from it. Kamber is energetic, upbeat, relatable & loves to laugh. She believes in embracing all emotions, good, bad or otherwise, to allow for acceptance of our whole selves & to find authenticity. Kamber works with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, identity and more. She specialize in helping people navigate interpersonal challenges due to life transitions, whether that is related to school, work, relationships, or anything else. Kamber is a CBT based therapist who incorporates elements of DBT and psychodynamic theories. She believe in looking internally and using vulnerability to find self-compassion, self-acceptance, and healing.
Meet Your Therapist at St. Paul
Training and Education Specialist
Scott Ramsdell, MA
Military Support Specialist
Daniel was raised by his father who was a St. Paul firefighter for almost 30 years along with his brother that is currently a St. Paul firefighter. Daniel is a decorated Marine Corps combat veteran that has devoted his life to helping others. A military-trained leader with in-depth knowledge of the interconnectedness between psychological health and operational readiness, and a passion for helping people that have experienced trauma. He has worked with Wounded Warrior project since 2015 and previously served as the Minnesota Army National Guard’s State Suicide Prevention Program Manager. Daniel has been a huge advocate for veterans and first responders and spoke nationally on his personal experience, including testifying in front of the United States Senate in 2010 and The United States Congress in 2011. After losing his brother to suicide shortly after separating from the Marine Corps, Daniel has worked diligently to spread the message of hope and raise awareness for suicide prevention through public speaking, suicide intervention classes and tireless hours of personal service helping veterans, law enforcement and first responders. Daniel is a fan of taking a no nonsense approach infused with humor to help individuals get to a better place.
Daniel has a Bachelor of Art in Electronic Media Communications, Bachelor of Science in Technical Management, Master of Arts in Human Services and a Master of Social Work (MSW). He’s a certified suicide alertness trainer for LivingWorks’ safeTALK, as well as a Master trainer for LivingWorks’ Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
Alissa Stahl, MA
Alissa is a therapist who believes that finding a therapist you trust and feel comfortable with is the most important thing in therapy. Reaching out for help takes so much courage and your therapist's office (or screen!) should be a place you feel safe to express yourself fully, however that looks. Humor, warmth, and compassion are things pivotal to Alissa's personal character as well as her therapeutic approach. Before joining Ellie she worked in a hospital helping to assess levels of care for children and adolescences, in an outpatient setting with adults, and two non-profits supporting folks of all ages who have experienced interpersonal violence and sexual trauma.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends, caring for her many plants, keeping up on pop culture, and attempting to locate the best cup of coffee in the twin cities.
Anna King, MSW, LICSWClients can always expect a smile when meeting with Anna. Anna utilizes both a strengths focused approach as well as an attachment based approach while supporting individuals, couples, and family systems; she finds great value in building an authentic, collaborative, and trusting working relationship with those she serves. Anna takes time to understand the client's earlier experiences, and how our pasts influence our current relationships and overall functioning. Anna loves to learn about her client’s and their unique strengths, qualities, and interests. As a therapist, Anna encourages the client to feel autonomy in the services they are receiving to ensure time spent feels both productive and supportive. Anna has experience supporting individuals aged 10-60, and especially enjoys supporting folks with presenting symptoms associated with anxiety, trauma and stressor related disorders, maternal mental health needs, LGBTQ+ communities, and family systems. Anna has a dog named Wally who clients might hear from time to time during sessions; she is originally from the northern Chicago suburbs, but rest assured she is not partial to their sports teams; and she enjoys being up north or traveling for self-care.
Ashley Gryskiewicz, MSW, LGSW
Ashley is a warm and inviting therapist who believes that we all have unique lived experiences that deeply influence our present selves. She employs a person-centered approach, meeting clients where they are at in their personal journey. Ashley approaches her work by encouraging clients to honor their narrative while identifying and building on their distinctive strengths and supports to create meaningful and positive change.
Ashley's previous experience includes work in various higher levels of care including: inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization programming, and intensive outpatient programming working with children, adolescents, adults, and older population. Additionally, Ashley has experience in residential settings working with individuals enduring SPMI and other court-mandated status'.
When not at work, you can find Ashley enjoying life's simple pleasures such as: good food, music, and film, traveling, playing bocce ball during the summer months, and spending meaningful time with family and friends.
PhD, MSW, LICSW
Protector Overwatch Program Director
Brittany Miskowiec, PhD, MSW, LICSW
Brittany was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and brings a bit of her southern twang and sass to the work she does. She’s worked with law enforcement, first responders, and veterans for almost 15 years and now exclusively works with this population. Brittany moved to Minnesota in 2013 and worked as the Director of Psychological Health at the Minnesota Army National Guard until 2016. Since then, she’s continued to focus on training, education, therapy, and program development for these populations. As the Program Director, Brittany really believes in the importance of the program’s mental health providers being familiar with the type of work that law enforcement, first responders, and veterans do. She understands the importance of therapy to understand your day to day duties and culture and by gaining understanding. It's important to her that therapists try to immerse themselves into these cultures so they can better help you. Brittany takes a no bullsh!t approach to therapy and it’s really important to her that people feel comfortable in a therapy setting. She tries to infuse humor into her work with clients.
Bryn Taylor, MA, LPCC
Bryn is passionate about helping individuals develop skills and foster strengths to thrive in one's life. Bryn excels at building positive, therapeutic rapport with people through her warm personality and sense of humor. Bryn is skilled in developing creative, solution-focused interventions relevant to each individual’s unique needs. Bryn has experience with a variety of evidence based techniques including CBT, DBT, strength-based counseling, LGBTQ counseling, solution-focused counseling, and trauma-informed interventions.
Bryn has primarily treated adults and adolescents and strongly encourages the development of self-efficacy, self-esteem, and self-advocacy skills. Bryn’s experience providing treatment in an Intensive Outpatient Setting has led to the development of a variety of skills when working with persons with varying diagnoses including Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorders, PTSD, ADHD, Personality Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Bryn has experience in treating persons who have experienced past and/or current trauma, abuse, neglect and have experienced highly dysfunctional upbringings. Bryn has a passion for helping people develop self-worth and to alter negative messages they may hold about themselves. Bryn believes that everyone has worth and can learn to value themselves. Bryn finds importance in exploring our inner selves and working towards utilizing personal strengths to achieve wellness and life goals.
Devin Hendrickson, MSW, LGSWA client working with Devin can expect to be met with compassion, empathy, and warmth. She works to create a safe space for her clients to process through life’s challenges. Devin uses a non-judgemental perspective while working alongside clients to help them identify their strengths and challenges. She works to help clients find ways to change and grow, while also celebrating accomplishments- big and small. Devin loves working with individuals who are looking for ways to improve their quality of life and are open to discussing their challenges. Devin enjoys working with young adults and adults who are looking to better understand themselves, improve their interpersonal relationships, and are open and willing to transform their perspective to help find inner peace and live in alignment with their values. Devin views all clients through a strengths-based and trauma-informed lens. She believes that the environments and systems in which we live have a significant impact on our wellness, and she takes a holistic approach when working with individuals. Devin uses concepts and techniques from various therapeutic modalities including humanistic, attachment-based therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and person-centered therapy to help guide healing by integrating cognitive, physical, and spiritual elements of the self.
Dominic Poulin, MA, LPCC
Dom is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who views therapy as a team collaboration; he knows that you are the expert on yourself and his goal is to understand your unique, individual experience so he can help guide you to living a life that you love.
Dom has experience working with many types of people including college students, trade union workers, LGBTQ+ population, poly/kink community, and adolescents and young adults in Eating Disorder treatment. He integrates Humanistic, CBT, Interpersonal, and Existential approaches to therapy.
Kayla Felten, MSW, LICSW
Kayla is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker currently offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, as well as KAP groups, to adults seeking support as they navigate their own unique path to healing. With over 3 years of experience facilitating support groups and retreats for folks who have experienced religious trauma and/or spiritual abuse through the Reclamation Collective, Kayla's approach to the therapeutic relationship is focused on how individuals can reclaim their identity, pleasure, and autonomy following trauma. Kayla's areas of professional interest include religious trauma, spiritual abuse, sexual trauma, LGBTQ+ identity development and growth, and Spiritual Identity Development. She values sex positivity and uses harm reduction and minority stress-informed perspectives to guide her practice.
Kile Minnis, MS, LMFTKile is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who believes suffering exists when pain becomes unexaminable; when shame creeps in and guilt hides the truth. Whether in individual therapy or in dyadic/family therapy Kile's goal is to create an environment in which you can be unconditionally witnessed so that you may allow yourself to give compassion to oneself. Kile's interest in existential philosophy, psychedelic medicines, authentic expression of self, the impact of relationships on our mental health and through the power of compassion, he attempts to weave those expressions of life into a way of living. That way, we can all attempt to shed the burden of our past wounds. For he believes that: no one is a burden, no one is a problem, no one is broken, and that no one is unlovable. Everyone deserves compassion and everyone deserves to be heard. Kile has experience working with individuals who have experienced Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and has a passion for couples and family/systems/relational work.
Kristen Paradise, MS, LPCCKristen is a Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapist (KAP) through the Institute for Integrative Therapies (IIT), which is beneficial to clients who may feel stuck in their progress, are medication resistant, or want a new and different way, to approach their healing process. I prefer to assist those clients who are at any space on the gender spectrum, as well as the broader LGBTQ+ community, to help process identity. I assist clients who are experiencing bereavement, grief and loss, as I am also a certified End-of-Life Doula. I also assist persons who have concerns with trauma, depression, anxiety, military affairs, domestic violence, and individuals who have worked in the sex industry. A client can expect unconditional acceptance and compassion, while learning to cope with and assess one’s own circumstances, with healthy guidance. When we are shamed for simply who we are, how can we ever learn to be authentically ourselves? It is my goal to assist my clients developing a strong and healthy sense of self. I specialize in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, Transgender/Gender identity concerns, LGBTQ+ community, Death, grief and loss, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Sex work, Veterans affairs, and First responders.
Mara Stommes, MA, LPCCMara collaborates with teens and adults, experiencing interpersonal distress, grief, loss, sexual assault and trauma, life transition, identity-related concerns and stress (related to career, relationships, communication, etc.). Mara enjoys connecting with individuals of all backgrounds who are interested in exploring their intersecting identities and want to work towards becoming their more authentic selves. She has extensive experience supporting college students transitioning in and out of college, and would be eager to support students juggling academics, family, work and life. As a client you can expect a non-judgmental space, where you can explore yourself and work towards the change you are looking for. Mara will ask thoughtful questions, explore what holistic wellness feels like for you and support you in naming environments that are causing distress. Mara comes from a holistic perspective, taking a mind-body approach, believing well being is tied into all other aspects of life. She utilizes techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems, Narrative, and Person-Centered. Outside of working at Ellie, Mara enjoys traveling to visit friends and exploring new places with her partner, being outside and watching the squirrels with her cat.
Matt Reed, MA
Matt is a therapist who loves working with anyone willing to sit and have an honest conversation. He is not apt to give advice because he believes that he does not know more about his clients and their lives than they do. What he IS willing to do is ask questions (a lot of them) to allow each person he sees to discover answers for themselves. He also appreciates the use of resources as well. As a resource himself, Matt appreciates being asked for ways to take therapy beyond the office space to find meaningful ways to connect learning and growing to a day-to-day format.
Matt's most highly emphasized point during therapy is the impact of one's own personal beliefs and how they affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. His hope is that during meetings, his clients feel comfortable and trusting enough to explore what that might mean for them. Matt is happy to work with any and everyone, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual or gender identity, faith perspective, etc. All he would ever ask of his clients would be to simply show up with an open mind and see how talking to another person might help.
MSW, LICSW, MAHS
Michael Sadowsky, MSW, LICSW, MAHS
Michael is a clinical social worker with an integrative and holistic approach to psychotherapy. His practice is rooted in mindfulness, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Psychodynamic therapy, and psychedelic-assisted therapy. His work also draws from the mind-body connection, spirituality, social/cultural influences, neuroscience, and compassion.
Michael has worked with a diversity of adults in outpatient clinics, in a community mental health clinic, with persons with dementia and their families, and with the bereaved. His social work background gives him a social justice lens and awareness of how factors like inequality and discrimination can affect mental health. He also has a background in holistic health and is passionate about helping clients integrate their work in therapy with other healthy lifestyle choices and non-Western forms of healing.
Issues that Michael commonly works with include: grief, loss, gender identity, sexual identity, depression, anxiety, trauma, transitions, relationships, stress reduction, and resilience.
Michael brings a warm and non-judgmental presence to his work. He emphasizes safety, attunement, humor, and enjoys being a helper and companion to others as they discover and grow in their own strength and wisdom. He has deep gratitude for this work and for the privilege of being an ally to others on their path to healing.
Tamara Pribnow, MSW, LICSW
Wade Keller, MA
Wade took the path less traveled to becoming a therapist. After 30+ years of gaining life experiences (good and bad) ultimately he was called to the helping profession. It is from his life experiences and the perspectives he’s gained from traveling, volunteering and his education that he makes it of primary importance to meet every person he works with ‘where they’re at’. He believes strongly that the level of comfort each person has in working with him will lead to their own breakthroughs and successes.
Wade views each individual as their unique whole self, and through challenging them to ‘see things differently’ he helps individuals, couples and families to achieve the goals and outcomes they seek in therapy. Wade brings a creative and empathetic approach to helping clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship concerns, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, substance use disorders and grief and loss. He spent 5 years serving individuals and families in their homes prior to working at the Department of Human Services overseeing a statewide mental health program (ARMHS).
Xoel Gonzalez, MA, LPCC
Xoel's main approach to therapy is to focus on the development of basic human connection and sharing the human experience. Xoel believes that the therapeutic relationship is unique and special because it taps into the essence of each person while creating an opportunity for self growth (as long as the relationship is authentic).
Xoel spent twenty years tattooing professionally prior to becoming a therapist, and as a result Xoel has gained a better understanding of what constitutes connection with others in a creative way based on who each person is. Professionally speaking, Xoel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with a wide variety of therapeutic approaches and modalities. Xoel is well seasoned in working with individuals, couples and families from the ages 10 to the elderly.
Xoel has also a vast experience working with people with severe mental illness, Bipolar Disorder, Autism, OCD, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD, cultural issues, life challenges, trauma, grief and loss, addiction and virtual dependency. Personally speaking, Xoel simply cares about people and their overall wellbeing.
Outside of work Xoel is no different however he enjoys spending time with loved ones, learning, reading, gardening, sports, and lots of art and humor.
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