We vow to be really and truly different from other mental health care providers. The mental health field presents barriers not just for clients and the community, but also for the helpers, therapists, and creatives who do this work. Ellie knew that if it wanted to be truly different, it would have to problem-solve barriers in the field at all levels.
Our core values drive all that we do, and help us align with our “why”. We do what we do because it makes sense, and because of science, of course. An abundance of research says that taking intentional time to help your mental health increases your overall wellbeing and life satisfaction. Our services are an opportunity for your brain to take a break. A break that includes support from a professional secret keeper who will ride with you on your emotional journey and offer guidance along the way. Our core values ensure that all of our actions from the impactful connections between client and therapists to the big business decisions align with our goal of providing innovative mental health services that fill a gap in our communities.
We get creative in providing unique mental health services to all people--from the innovative approaches we take in shaping our agency’s programs and services, to the creative adaptation and application of therapeutic techniques that we use in each session. We employ some of the most creative professionals in the field, and continuously aim to promote a culture of unconventional thinking and flexible problem-solving.
Sincerity, integrity and genuineness are all traits we aim to sharpen through honest self-reflection and ongoing self-development. At Ellie, we encourage all of our staff to continuously strengthen their relationship with their inner-self and to utilize this as a tool for professional growth and genuine interpersonal communication.
We believe that a good sense of humor is more than just a great tool for connecting with others; it’s an invaluable personality characteristic that demonstrates originality, creativity, genuineness and excellent critical thinking. Ellie staff utilize humor as a therapeutic technique for helping others to see problems in a new light, and as a means of cultivating a lighthearted, welcoming and playful environment for both our staff and clients alike.
We believe that all human beings experience pain and suffering, and that it is our duty to honor and respect their stories, challenges, tragedies, and dreams. Compassion is about bearing witness to the struggles of another living being and to “suffer with” them, by holding a space for them to safely give voice to their pain and their hope.
We believe that everyone, both our clients and our staff, can benefit from practicing. We maintain an attitude of openness by welcoming and valuing differences. We strive to routinely practice acceptance- accepting ourselves, accepting others, accepting feedback, accepting changes, and accepting adversity.
We are determined to make a difference, and we are highly motivated to do all that we can to support the goals and visions of those whom we serve. We are also determined to find a way to overcome all obstacles standing in the way of delivering comprehensive mental health services to those who have fallen through the gaps in the traditional healthcare model.
Ellie Family Services takes most commercial and all state-based insurance plans, including:
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (MA/MHCP)
UNITED HEALTH CARE (UHC)
UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
BADGERCARE (WINONA LOCATION ONLY)
* If you have an insurance type that is not mentioned above, we may still be able to provide services that are covered by your insurance. For more information, contact your member services number on the back of your insurance card to see if your benefits cover services at Ellie.
In addition to commercial and state-based insurance coverage, Ellie provides private-pay services and some sliding-fee services for eligible clients.
Fees for 2021 coming soon! Call 651-313-8080 to learn more.