Groups & Workshops

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At Ellie Family Services, our mission is to better the lives of everyday families by creating and delivering innovative and customized wellness solutions. We offer workshops and training that are designed to provide skills and enhance knowledge in various areas related to daily life and family functioning.

Our workshops are offered by request only, to groups of 10 or more or organizations who are interested in utilizing this service. Workshops may be held at your location or hosted by Ellie Family Services.

If you would like to request one of our current workshops, or discuss a customized workshop based on your needs, please give us a call at 651-313-8080 or send an email with details of your request to info@elliefamilyservices.com

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Co-Parenting workshop

Our Co-Parenting workshop is designed to teach and coach separating and divorcing parents the skills they need to maintain healthy relationships with their children and to ensure positive outcomes for them.

This workshop is offered by request, to groups of 10 or more or organizations who are interested in utilizing this service. This workshop may be held at your location or hosted by Ellie Family Services.

Please call our front desk if you would like to speak with us further to inquire about this service.

**This workshop meets the State of Minnesota requirement for Parent Education for those clients in a contested divorce**

Family Communication Workshop

This 2 hour workshop is designed to teach how families work as a system. The focus of the workshop is communication strategies for families with school age and adolescent children.

Our goal is to teach and coach families how to embrace and succeed in the emotional (and other) challenges that come with a modern family.

This workshop is offered by request, to groups of 10 or more or organizations who are interested in utilizing this service. This workshop may be held at your location or hosted by Ellie Family Services.

Please call our front desk if you would like to speak with us further to inquire about this service.

Customized Workshops

Are you looking for trainings, workshops, or group experiences in the areas of wellness? Ellie Family Services has dedicated wellness professionals who are well versed in customizing programs to your specific needs.

Some topics we offer include, Decreasing Work Place Stress and Anxiety, Team Building, Understanding Mental Health, Addiction 101, De-escalation, Personal and Professional Goal Planning, etc.

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Divorce Therapy Group for Women

This 8-session therapy group is for women experiencing separation or divorce. This program will provide participants with information, tools and support to successfully navigate the process of separating from their partner, while also minimizing the negative impact on themselves and their families.

Each session will begin with mindfulness and stress management techniques, followed by a discussion on a specific divorce/separation-
related topic, and finally an opportunity for participants to seek and provide support and input on their specific situations.

Topics Include:

  • Navigating the legal process (and pitfalls) of divorce
  • Relational trauma, how to recognize it, and how to heal
  • Why divorce is hard on kids, and how you can minimize the damage
  • Building a healthy co-parenting relationship
  • Creating two households for your children that both feel like Home
  • Grieving the old future while creating a new one
  • Surviving the holidays
  • Re-starting (or adjusting) your career

Teen Art Therapy Group

Ellie Family Services is now offering an art therapy group for adolescents where teens can use their creative minds to explore and express themselves. Join other teens who are going through similar difficulties and use the artistic process to develop self-concept, self esteem and further process issues related to depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships and beyond. The goal of this group is to take the internal experience and make it external through the creative process. Where words fail, art speaks! Not an artist? That is okay! Art therapy places emphasis on the process, not the product .

Adolescent art therapy group is for teens ages 14-18*, takes place every every other Saturday from 11:30am-1pm and is an open group, which means come one week or come every week! This group is led by art therapist Mamie Vetsch. The cost of group is $30** per week. *18 year old participants must still be attending high school

Family Transitions Group

Ellie Family Services is excited to announce that we will be offering a therapeutic support group for families of transgender relatives, open to all adult relatives of transitioning or transgender persons. This includes adult children, spouses or partners, parents, or other related individuals. Families of transitioning individuals experience their own unique challenges in adjusting to their relative’s transition process, and can benefit from making meaningful connections to others.

This group will be held the second Saturday of the month from 10- 11:30am in the St. Paul location. CLICK HERE for more info.

**If you have insurance and want to see if you can get it to cover your group fee, additional paperwork and a one-on-one meeting may be required before the group begins.