WANT TO GET STARTED WITH AN ELLIE MOORHEAD PROVIDER?

ABOUT ELLIE MOORHEAD

WE ARE OPENING SOON! More details to come, but we sure can promise that we will be offering many of the great services below:

  • Counseling and therapy services for small children, including play-based therapies
  • Teens/adolescents and young adults
  • All types of therapy for adults- individuals and couples
  • Family “systems” therapy  for the whole family
  • Maternal mental health counseling, including post-partum therapy services (depression, anxiety, intrusive thinking and obsessive compulsive concerns during and after pregnancy)
  • Trauma informed therapies, including EMDR, and Trauma-Focused CBT
  • integrative approaches that include DBT skills work
  • LGBTQ+ clients and concerns
  • Suicidal ideation and self-injury related struggles
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Mindfulness-based approaches to therapy and skills work
  • Grief and loss support
  • Help in navigating adoption and foster care experiences, for children, parents and adult caretakers

Meet Our Moorhead Team

Emily Coler Hanson

Clinic Director, Therapist

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My ideal client is someone who isn’t done growing up yet 🙂 I love working with kids for their flexibility, optimism, and openness to change. I also see a lot of young adults and transition aged youth.

Play is welcome, and the time is yours to do what you need with. My hope for each client is to leave in a little better space that they arrived. Clients can also expect some work/projects/experiments outside of sessions too. I hope clients can use what they learn in therapy to make real changes in their lives and not just have “one good hour of therapy a week.”

I’m very strength based and solution focused. I like to take a mix of things from narrative therapy at times as well. I think there are components of structural family therapy that I will include at times as well.

I specialize in Autism (assessment and supports), anxiety, depression, child development, parenting, transition age youth, supervision. Parent support for LGBT youth, and LGBT affirming

Education

Master of Science in Child Development and Family Science, specializing in Couple and Family Therapy

Licenses and Certificates

LMFT in both North Dakota and Minnesota

AAMFT approved Supervisor

Ruth Denton-Graber, LPCC, LMFT, NCC, CDBT

Therapist

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Ruth’s ideal client is anyone looking for options to change what they can in order to live their best life. Ruth specializes in Dialectic -Behavioral Therapy skills and working with Dual Diagnosis.

When meeting with Ruth, clients can expect genuineness, empathy, truth, and acceptance. Ruth would describe her therapeutic technique as individualized empowerment.

Education

Masters

Licenses and Certificates

MN LPCC

ND LPCC

ND LMFT

Ashley Limesand, MEd

Therapist

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My ideal client is someone who is willing to approach counseling with an open mind, to work collaboratively, and to try new strategies with the aim of finding a path towards change that works for them. I like working with people of all ages, although I hold a special place in my heart for children, the aging population, and those who serve(d) in the military. That being said, I would love to work with anyone who is willing to grow together and I appreciate honesty throughout the process.

When coming to see me, you can expect warmth, empathy, and genuine compassion. I aim to honor your story, understanding and holding space for your perspective, experiences, and emotions as you are the storyteller and expert. I value building a mutual relationship that helps foster growth as well as a safe, affirming space for you to be creative, confident, and brave, as we find your unique strengths allowing you to tell the rest of your story the way you want it to be told.

I have experience working with depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, family relational conflict, adjustment and transition difficulties, trauma, educational struggles and advocacy, LGBTQ+ topics, and neurodiverse populations. Areas of further interest I am continuing to learn about include working with grief and loss throughout the lifespan, existential exploration, rural mental health, and perinatal mental health.

I would describe my approach to counseling as eclectic with a largely humanistic lens. While everything I do has a Person-Centered focus, I also draw from modalities of Nurtured Heart, Ross Green’s collaborative Approach, Relational Cultural Theory, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strengths-Based Approach, existential theories, and Solution-Focused Therapy when appropriate. I like to be creative and be as collaborative as possible with clients

Education:

North Dakota State University – MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Valley City State University – B.S. in Professional Communications and Media Marketing

License and Certificates:

Applying to Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC-Supervised) & Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)

John Lyon, MSW, LCSW

Therapist

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My ideal client is someone who recognizes that they need to change but maybe doesn’t know how or what to change. When you are able and willing to put forth effort it is amazing what I have witnessed people accomplish. Learning to open up and trust a stranger is difficult and it is my hope that I will demonstrate I am worthy of such trust.

First and foremost I see myself as an employee of my clients. Specifically I am a consultant who the client has hired to help them make their life look the way they want their life to look. I will provide my clients what they need to help make that happen. This might be specific strategies for overcoming problems, it might be supportive listening and validation. My goal is for my client to reach their goals and achieve their dreams.

Anger management, relationship issues, Anxiety management, Complex PTSD, Consensual Non-monogamy, Attachment theory.

Client centered: I am versed in very clinician driven techniques like EMDR for PTSD, but I am also very good with both psycho-educational techniques for things like Anger management. I most often use CBT to address problematic thinking and to help clients develop alternative coping strategies.

Education

Masters in Social Work (MSW)

License and Certifications

Masters level Social worker (MSW/LCSW)

EMDR Level 2 certification

Barb Stanton, PhD, LPCC, LMFT

Therapist

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Barb’s ideal clients would be quirky amazing people on the autism spectrum, or quirky amazing people in general. When meeting Barb, clients can find acceptance, humor, compassion Barb’s therapeutic style is flexible to meet people’s individual needs. Barb specializes in individuals on the autism spectrum. This includes diagnosis, individual and family therapy, public education, advocacy and connecting to resources. There’s always something new to learn!

Education

PhD in Counseling Psychology

Licenses and Certifications

ND LPCC and LMFT

MN LPCC

Supervisor certification for LPCC and LMFT in ND and am applying in MN

WANT TO GET STARTED WITH AN ELLIE MOORHEAD PROVIDER?

Ellie Family Services
819 30th Ave. S. #208
Moorhead MN 56560
Phone: 218.451.1004
Fax: 651.925.0610