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Our Mental Health Therapy Services at Winona
#LiveAuthentic With Professional Counseling Services
Ellie Mental Health in Winona, 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.
Children are not immune to emotional or psychological challenges, and younger kids may struggle to express difficult emotions or talk about trauma. Play therapy allows children to process and express how they’re feeling, learn healthy coping skills, and strengthen behavioral and communication skills.
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 Winona. 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
- 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 Winona 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 Winona
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 Winona Clinic Director
Katy Jessen, M.S., LPCC
Clinic Director, Therapist
Katy Jessen, M.S., LPCCKaty is a passionate clinician who strives to help clients achieve their greatest potential. She believes the therapeutic relationship is the core to therapeutic success. Katy will meet you where you are at and help you achieve any therapeutic goal you set. She operates from a solution-focused, person-centered, CBT framework, all the while considering the impact trauma, no matter how small or large, might have had on those she works with. As your therapist, Katy will help you develop insight and consider whatever brings you into therapy with a new perspective. Again, building the therapeutic relationship is key for Katy, and she will believe in you and gently push you when you don't believe in yourself. One of her greatest joys is helping others build insight and discover their inner strength. Katy works with both kids and adults, anyone from age 6 and up. Her experience prior to Ellie includes an extensive history of in-home therapy services in a rural county. Outside work, Katy likes spending time with her family, especially her 1 year old daughter. Her favorite music is anything by Taylor Swift, and she remains a Disney girl at heart, traveling to Disney World as often as possible.
Meet Your Therapist at Winona
Andrea Guerrero, MS
Andrea is a kind, empathetic, and fun therapist who is passionate about helping clients reach their personal goals and become the best versions of themselves. She utilizes a Rogerian, or person-centered, approach and emphasizes the significance of the therapeutic relationship throughout the therapeutic process. Andrea has experience working with children and adolescents and looks forward to working with adults as well.
Andrea is originally from Venezuela and speaks both Spanish and English. She understands the importance of multiculturalism, acknowledges the social systems that impact clients' lives outside of counseling and strives to incorporate it in the therapeutic process when appropriate.
During her free time, Andrea enjoys spending time watching movies, swimming and biking (weather permitting!) :)
Erin Anderson, MS, LPCC
Erin is a compassionate therapist who enjoys focusing therapeutic interventions on individuality. She believes that everyone’s experience is unique and that change takes teamwork [provider and client, as well as other resources]. Prior to joining the Ellie Family, Erin worked in private practice and a non-profit agency. Her experience includes working with adults and adolescents, couples, and families. She describes her therapy style as being a ‘tour guide’: offering options, encouraging awareness, and teaching strategies for coping. Always tailoring these things to a person’s strengths and goals.
Hollyann Saucedo, MS, LPCC
Hollyann is a kind, authentic, creative, and strengths based therapist. Hollyann focuses on creating a safe place for clients through validation, acceptance, and compassion. She believes in meeting people where they are at using a collaborative approach. She believes the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of change. She wishes each client to walk away from a session feeling heard and validated.
Hollyann uses a person- centered, CBT solution- focused framework, while considering the impact of trauma and multicultural influences.
As your therapist, Hollyann will create a safe place that will enable you to gain insight into your life.
Hollyann works with all individuals age 6 and up. Her experience prior to Ellie includes a history of working in outpatient, school based, and in home settings. Additionally, Hollyann has experience working with college students at a university.
Outside work, Hollyann enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time outside. Hollyann also enjoys taking care of her many plants, and is always looking to add more. She also enjoys baking desserts and trying out new recipes. She also loves to travel, and explore new places.
Hollyann is excited to meet you and support you alongside your mental health journey :)
Community Based Mental Health Practitioner
Josephine Sticha, BS
Josie is a community-based skills worker who values honesty and humor when it comes to working with clients. Josie believes that every client, and their story, is so unique and that requires a unique approach for each and every client she works with. Building a therapeutic relationship with the client and figuring out what works best for them, while pushing them to their full potential, is Josie’s strongest skill set.
Josie enjoys working with all ages. Prior to working at Ellie, Josie had experience working at a clinic for children with autism and teaching daily living skills groups. Josie is currently enrolled in graduate school for Mental Health Counseling.
Josie values open communication and providing a safe space for every client to feel welcome and heard. Josie is passionate about her clients and incorporates Mindfulness techniques and psycho-education on daily living skills that can be generalized outside of session.
Director of Clinical Programs (Greater MN Territories)
Kathryn Jargo, MA, LPCC
Kathryn regularly in awe of the courage it takes to recognize change is needed. Whether asking for help feels like a “have to” or a “want to”, she'd like to assist you in finding ways to feel healthy, happy, and safe.
Kathryn's early years were spent in homes working with children and families to build skills, relationships, access to community resources, and independence. As a social worker she worked with adults moving through distressing experiences like civil commitment, chronic mental health concerns and incarceration.
She has always resonated with folks who are experiencing transitions in their lives. Whether navigating challenges with family, legal, wellbeing or purpose, she feels work can happen together to bridge the transition, or simply acknowledge that it is happening. Kathryn utilizes EMDR strategies, cognitive behavioral therapy approaches, person centered practices and tools learned in ongoing trainings to support individuals and families.
Through genuine connection, humor and humility, she hopes to provide you with a safe space to find out what works for you, what does not, and where there is room for movement.
When not working you may find her running amok in the woods with her dog or challenging someone to a game of cribbage.
Linn Polyak, MA
Linn is an authentic, kind, compassionate, and strengths-based clinician. Linn is a clinical trainee who is on the path towards her Professional Clinical Counselor License.
Linn enjoys working with kiddos as young as 5 years old and adults, and will approach clients through an open and curious mindset. Linn uses a person-centered approach which focuses on acceptance, validation, and creating a safe space in the therapeutic relationship to explore your identified goals. As your provider, you can expect her to be non-judgmental, systems focused, and a little quirky.
In her free time, Linn enjoys spending time outside hiking, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends!
Sara Kling-Punt, MA
Sara is a deep, compassionate listener and nature lover who provides sacred space for her clients to share/discover/process their true selves. Providing a safe and welcoming space is at the center of her values.
Sara uses a varied and personalized approach in her treatment combining cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy and acceptance/commitment therapy. Sara is interested in working with all clients, however is deeply interested in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and is a LGBTQIA+ affirming counselor. Additionally, Sara is a bisexual, Christian woman and is quite interested helping others explore the intersection of LGBTQIA+ and spirituality.
Sara believes that being brave enough to choose to come to therapy is a beautiful, courageous step forward into the gracious world of self-love. For some clients this is new territory and a guide may be helpful. She also believes everyone is worth the time and effort it takes to heal and move forward to a better tomorrow. Sara is currently pre-licensed pursing her LPCC.
Outside of work you may find Sara composing music on her piano, walking outside in the depths of nature with her dog, or adventuring with her beloved family and friends.
We Know! It’s Hard to Pick.
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