CHANGING the CULTURE of MENTAL HEALTH

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Miranda Barker

  • MSW, LGSW
  • Director of Content
  • Therapist

Mendota Heights, MN


Pronouns

she, her, hers

Education

Master's in Social Work from University of Minnesota

Bio

Miranda specializes in working with people who have been touched by trauma, adoption, or foster care (birth parents, adoptees, kids in foster care, etc). She typically works with kids, adolescents, and college students. Prior to joining Ellie, Miranda spent several years in the non-profit adoption field and then as a child protection investigator and case manager.

Miranda is trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET; a type of a trauma therapy) and she loves using modalities like Solution-Focused Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is also in the process of becoming a certified financial therapist because she’s somewhat of a personal finance nerd.

As the Director of Content, Miranda gets to use her creativity and passion to manage our Ellie blog, create helpful social media posts, produce stunning videos for our Ellie app, and daydream about the next Ellie project.

When she’s not at work, Miranda can be found hiking with her blue heeler, doing some sort of house project with her husband, or working towards visiting all 63 National Parks in the US.