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Our Mental Health Therapy Services at Woodbury
#LiveAuthentic With Professional Counseling Services
Ellie Mental Health in Woodbury, 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 Woodbury. 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
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Social Anxiety
- Panic Disorders
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Postpartum Depression
- Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders
- Adoption Support
- Premarital Counseling
- Relationship Counseling
- Bereavement & Loss
- Body Dysmorphia
- Anger Management
- LGBTQ Therapy
- Racial Trauma Therapy
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Accepted Insurance at the Woodbury 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 Woodbury
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 Woodbury Clinic Director
Rose Joiner, MS, LMFT
Clinic Director, Therapist
Rose has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since November 2014 and a MN Board Approved Supervisor since 2018. Rose has been trained in EMDR, to help people who have experienced trauma. Rose considers therapy to be a vital and intrinsic part of our journey in life. In a world that is continually changing, finding ways to adapt to life stressors can at times become overwhelming. Rose believes therapy can be as lighthearted or challenging as client desires, allowing clients to find their desired path. Read More
Rose Joiner, MS, LMFTRose has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since November 2014 and a MN Board Approved Supervisor since 2018. Rose has been trained in EMDR, to help people who have experienced trauma. Rose considers therapy to be a vital and intrinsic part of our journey in life. In a world that is continually changing, finding ways to adapt to life stressors can at times become overwhelming. Rose believes therapy can be as lighthearted or challenging as client desires, allowing clients to find their desired path. Therapy can be a place to reflect, grow and challenge old ways of thinking or being, and create a new way of viewing life, loved ones and ourselves. She believes that all people are valuable, irreplaceable and worthy of growth, change and positivity. She loves working with children, teenagers and adults. She also is an advocate for fostering healthy relationships, within families or couples. She has experience, but is not limited to people struggling with ADHD, anger issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, gender issues and more. Rose grew up in southern California, she loves travel, photography, coffee and spending time with friends, family and her two doodles.
Meet Your Therapist at Woodbury
Hannah Sockwell, MA, LMFTHannah is a direct and compassionate therapist who is dedicated to helping people identify their goals and provide support along their journey to find greater satisfaction in their lives and relationships. Hannah works from a solution focused perspective, supporting clients in using their strengths and experiences to find ways to lead their best possible life. Hannah has experience in utilizing DBT and CBT skills and frequently integrates these models into her work. Hannah recognizes that everyone is at a different place in life and works to meet clients where they are, making plans and working together in a collaborative way. Therapy can be an intimidating journey to embark on, so Hannah feels that humor and fun are a crucial part of making positive change in therapy. Hannah has a passion for working with individuals and partners on relational concerns. This includes rebuilding connection in relationships, repairing injured relationships, improving communication, exploring tough topics like intimacy, sex and money, and working with polyamorous or non-monogamous relationships.
Abby Langhenry, MA, LMFTAbby is an empathetic therapist who uses her humor, compassion, and creativity to connect with anyone to make them feel like they belong and are welcomed into therapy. Abby believes in meeting individuals and families where they are at in life and helping them to identify their inner strengths, hope, and 'Aha" moments. Abby believes in co-creating an open and safe space for being the true and unique humans that we all are. Abby believes in using systems work to dive deep into life’s problems, triumphs, and just work on getting ‘unstuck’ so that we can be our real and quirky selves. She uses a humorous and curious approach to therapy. Abby honors creating a personalized therapeutic journey to be able to really meet your needs and wants, feel truly heard and valued, and identify your strengths. Abby has experience working with children, adolescents, families, and individuals of all ages, but has a unique passion for and specialization in working with children and adolescents. Abby enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and two dogs outside of work. She enjoys both being active and bingeing hardcore on the latest streaming show or anime.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Adam Klapperich, DODr. Adam Klapperich joined Ellie Mental Health on October 8th, 2019 Originally from Aberdeen, South Dakota, he attended the University of South Dakota before graduating from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed psychiatric residency and child and adolescent psychiatric fellowship training at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Klapperich sees children and adolescents in the Woodbury Clinic. Dr Klapperich is also a consulting provider for the Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL), which is a service you can share with your primary care provider to offer access to board certified adult and child psychiatrists for consultation. Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry
Angie Kub, LMFTAngie enjoys working with families and individuals of all age groups but especially adolescents and adults. Angie believes that every person is doing the absolute best that they can with the tools they are given and sometimes we just need a little extra support and guidance. She views every person within the context of their family/community and therefore she believes mapping out and exploring family dynamics is of great importance. But, by far the most important aspect is the relationship between the therapist and the client. Angie values creating a safe and supportive atmosphere for the client on their journey. She enjoys using elements of movement, nature, art, laughter, and mindfulness in the therapy process. Angie’s passion is working with families and individuals that are impacted by depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, addiction, and grief/loss
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Emily Campbell, DNP
Emily Campbell, DNP, has extensive experience working with clients suffering from a wide range of mental health issues. Her treatment philosophy is grounded in the conviction that mental illness is not a choice, and addiction is not a character flaw. She firmly believes that stigma has no place in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. Many people struggle with their mental health, and the beautiful thing is that we all can learn, grow, and heal.
Emily offers her clients the newest, evidence-based treatments that are tailored to their needs and preferences. She has had the privilege of helping people achieve recovery at some of Minnesota’s best hospitals, including Mayo Clinic and Abbott Northwestern. These experiences equipped her with a broad skill set and fueled her passion for helping people who, despite their best efforts, struggle to achieve and sustain mental wellness.
Emily looks forward to collaborating with you to help you improve your life. Good health and happiness are not out of reach, and she is committed to helping you get there.
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Erin King, MSW, LICSW
Erin is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She brings her authentic, quirky self to sessions and encourages clients to bring their authentic selves as well. Erin believes clients are the experts on their life situations and life experiences, incorporating the client’s strengths and personal goals into treatment plans.
Erin utilizes cognitive behavioral theories, systems based theories, as well as trauma informed theories to strengthen her work. Utilizing session activities such as imaginative play, games, art, and books to further aid clients in meeting their goals.
Erin is passionate about working with children, teens, and their families with diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and stressful life events.
When Erin isn’t at work, she is often watching anime, playing Nintendo switch games or games on steam, or planning out her next art project.
Hannah Noel, LPCC
Hannah is a licensed professional clinical counselor that believes in finding meaning through exploring interests and identifying what's important to the individual. This means taking a strengths-based approach to finding ways to manage and cope with the transitions and challenges that happen throughout life. This includes exploring and understanding the different roles each individual has in their life. Hannah is passionate about working with teens and young adults with the transition to adulthood.
Before joining Ellie, Hannah spent several years in non-profit mental health working with adolescents and adults in various positions. She is excited about being able to work with individuals from various communities in working towards their goals.
Outside of work Hannah enjoys spending time with her two cats and family. Hannah also enjoys playing video games and exploring the narratives within the games.
Heidi Kiesling, MA
Heidi strives to create a safe, empathic, and compassionate space for youth and families to explore their needs, emotions, and strengths. Heidi is someone who strives to ensure everyone will be understood, heard, accepted, and challenged, as we all are complex individuals looking to live our best life with both the positives and negatives associated with it. Heidi enjoys working with clients across various diverse backgrounds, ages, and stages in their lives. Heidi strives to understand all participants unique experiences.
Heidi received her master’s degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in August of 2021. Heidi has over 16 years of experience in human services, specializing in juvenile justice, day treatment, domestic abuse, human trafficking, anxiety, and depression.
Isaac Wicker, MS
Isaac's goal for each of his client is that they live a full, awesome, beautiful life. One of the first things you will do with him is create a vision of the life you want to live and the person you want to be. Everything after that works towards that vision. Isaac is all about getting right down to work today to build a better life and then address any concerns or wounds that are getting in the way. Being fully alive is possible for you!
The three pillars of Isaac's approach are Self-collaboration, Values, and Rest. Self-collaboration means approaching yourself from a stance of honoring who you are. Isaac always says "learn how you work, and then work with yourself". Isaac also love values and sees them as the root of all human behavior and emotion. For example, any time you feel angry, scare, or anxious that is your threat system trying to protect something you value from a perceived attack. Think about it! Finally, Isaac emphasizes the importance of rejuvenating rest (not vegging out!). Exhaustion magnifies all mental health problems whereas rejuvenating rest is awesome in the moment and supports long term goals. Let's do this!
Jodie Glaspie, MSW, LICSW
Jodie is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping kids and their families understand their feelings and behaviors. She has extensive experience working in the child welfare system and recognizes that trauma presents itself in many forms. She values family involvement and sees the family as critical to the child’s growth and healing.
Jodie is compassionate, non-judgmental, solution-focused and trauma-informed. Jodie utilizes a strengths-based, client-centered and client-led approach in therapy to promote a genuine therapeutic relationship. Jodie likes to approach therapy as a whole-body experience, drawing on the connections between our mental and physical health.
Jodie is passionate about working with the BIPOC community! She believes that ethnicity and culture are important in understanding the whole-person and promoting authenticity and autonomy. Jodie recognizes that every client, regardless of age, is on their own journey in life and hopes to provide empathy and support in a helpful and healing way.
Outside of work, Jodie enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading (or listening) to books, traveling and binge-watching good shows.
Jordyn Thompson, MS, LMFTJordyn brings a person-centered approach to her practice, recognizing the need to build connection and collaboration with clients while letting their wants and needs guide their work. Utilizing a solution focused/strength-based approach she assists clients in reaching their goals for recovery through humor, authenticity and curiosity; believing it is essential to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for all of her clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. Her previous experience includes working with adolescents and young adults working through anxiety/depression, trauma and phase of life challenges ranging from puberty to parenthood. Depending on the season, in her free time you can find Jordyn spending time outside with family and friends, exploring with her dog, tending to her plants, skiing, fostering pets, making puzzles, or hiking!
Karla Boemer, MA
Clients who see Karla for therapy can expect a compassionate, “person-centered” experience. She believes clients have the wisdom within themselves to integrate and heal even the most seemingly challenging, traumatic, or complicated experiences. Using a variety of mindfulness-based, somatic (sensory) experiences and hypnosis techniques, together you will explore the deeper subconscious beliefs that contribute to present-day problems.
Karla’s specialties include maternal mental health, with a background as a doula and childbirth educator. Karla is also a certified hypnotherapist, has taught hypnosis for childbirth and uses hypnosis techniques to assist clients with accessing the ability of their subconscious mind to heal childhood wounds, integrate different “parts” of themselves, and overcome unwanted habits and fears.
Karla’s ideal clients are adolescents, women in transition periods in their lives, and individuals or couples navigating separation / divorce and experiencing co-parenting challenges. Karla enjoys working with individuals who, through transitions or trauma, are questioning the deeper meaning of life and are ready to explore existential and/or spiritual topics relevant to current life situations.
Karla practices with a solution-focused lens rooted in existential psychotherapy to address a variety of mental health disorders, trauma and relationship challenges. She enjoys inspiring clients to be more curious about themselves.
Psychiatric Physician Assistant
Lauren Nievinski, PA-C
Lauren is a board certified Physician Assistant that specializes in psychiatry. Lauren completed her PA training at Bethel University in Minnesota, and her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University (Go Green!). Lauren has been working as a psychiatric PA since 2018.
Lauren works with adults seeking psychiatric medication management. Mental health can be a tough subject to talk about, and Lauren wants to make this an easy and comfortable process! She truly enjoys getting to know her patients first to then come up with a treatment plan best for them; whether that is addition of medication or other mental health services often avoiding use of controlled medications. Lauren also finds several other pillars important to focus on in improving our mental health such as diet, exercise, supplementation and social support to reach optimal health and wellness.
Outside of work, Lauren enjoys traveling, hiking, dancing, cooking and spending time with her family and friends!
Lynsey Jacobson, MA, LPCCLynsey believes in utilizing each individual’s passions, abilities, and strengths to build intrinsic motivation and guide clients into thriving in their daily life. Lynsey values the power of the therapeutic experience (and what it can create) for an individual and is enthusiastic to be a part of the journey with her clients. Due to this approach, Lynsey is able to meet each client where they are currently at and focus within a person-centered approach. Lynsey identifies as an Adlerian therapist and utilizes concepts such as holism, lifestyle, and social interest/embeddedness. She also approaches therapy by understanding the unique beliefs and strategies that each individual creates throughout their childhood and how these beliefs serve as the individual’s schema for attitudes, behavior, and one’s evaluation of self, others, and the external world. Lynsey believes that looking through such a biopsychosocial lens, individuals can thrive and begin to develop an established sense of belonging. Also, when led by client, spirituality is also an area of interest to incorporate. Lynsey has experience working with adults and adolescents experiencing trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and mood disorders. Lynsey also has extensive experience working with clients and caregivers of medical and developmental complexities.
Michelle Helmer, MSW,LGSW
Michelle is a licensed graduate social worker and has over twenty years of professional direct practice experience working with children, youth and families. Michelle is an engaging, compassionate, and creative therapist who believes in fostering one’s authentic self, validating their intuition, and developing connections that are nurturing and supportive of their individual goals. Michelle is strength based and will make sure you know what your strengths are! Michelle is passionate about exploring the interconnectedness of relationships and systems. Michelle teams with clients to help them visualize possibilities that lead to change. Facilitating individual empowerment and self-confidence. Michelle believes that some therapy can be short term and brief. That we all have times in our lives in which we need to talk to someone neutral due to unexpected events and loss. That together this therapeutic space allows for validation of one’s reality, opportunity to identify and create change that brings forth healing and growth. When not working, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and the family dog (a loving and crazy smart shepherd named Juniper Juna) road tripping to the North Shore and the Colorado mountains, listening to alternative rock/indie music, cooking and laughing as much as possible!
Shanasi Mason, MA, LMFT
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Shanasi has worked with kids, teens adults and families, assisting them to feel supported in their journey. She believes everyone knows what they truly need and she's here to support and guide those with an open mind, allowing the client to lead the way.
She believes that her own life experiences that guided her to this profession allow her to build rapport, understand and build up those she walks alongside in their journey.
Taking the first step is sometimes the hardest, let's take it together.
Shanna Van Duzer
Shanna Van Duzer, MA, LPCC
Shanna is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who completed her Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Bethel University. She is passionate about meeting people where they are at and walking alongside them as they process through what their life has held for them. She creates a productive space that is safe, authentic and judgment free. Shanna enjoys successfully equipping clients with tools and teaching them how to utilize skills and techniques to improve management of behaviors, thoughts, emotions and coping. She enjoys helping others see how resilient they are, even in the face of adversity. She is trauma-informed and approaches therapy with a solution focused, client-centered, strength-based approach.
Shanna enjoys working with individuals and families and has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and young adults. She also has worked with children in processing through traumas they may have been exposed to. Shanna is very passionate about working with Clients with confidence and self-esteem issues especially with teens and adolescents. She also really enjoys working with anxiety and providing faith-based counseling. She has previous experience working with anger management (children only), depression, parenting, sports/performance anxiety, stress management and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (children).
Teresa Halmar, LPCCTeresa enjoys working with individuals and families and has a passion for helping families in whatever stage of life or parenting circumstances they face. Teresa uses strategies from CBT, DBT, ARC, TF-CBT (certified) and a variety of approaches to partner with you on your journey toward growth and healing. As an experienced foster/adoptive parent and past intensive treatment in foster care therapist, Teresa has extensive experience in supporting families involved with the foster care system. Teresa received Permanency and Adoption Competence Certification through the University of Minnesota. Teresa has experience in a variety of settings including home, office, school, and an agency focused on helping individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Teresa believes music and nature speak to her soul and often hikes State Parks or attends concerts when not at work. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family.
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