In Home & Community Based Services

At Ellie Family Services, we believe in meeting the needs of everyday families through innovation, collaboration & creative problem-solving. We know that coming to our clinic isn’t always an option or in your best interest therapeutically. We offer several community-based services to help meet your unique needs, in-home or in your community. You can always ask questions or request additional information by completing the form at the bottom of the page.


In-Home Therapy, CTSS and ARMHS are offered in Ramsey, Hennepin, Washington, Dakota, Crow Wing, Anoka, Olmsted, Scott, and Winona counties.

In-Home Therapy

Ellie Family Services offers in home therapy to clients who are enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP, Medical Assistance, Minnesota Care, including Pre-Paid Medical Assistance Plans or PMAPs through Blue Cross, Health Partners, UCARE, Medica and Hennepin Health). Currently we offer these services to Ramsey, Hennepin, Washington, Dakota, Crow Wing, Anoka and Winona county Residents. Our dynamic professionals will come to your home to help you process through skills, emotions, relationships, mental health, communication, and other areas of your life that may be impacted and helped by a mental health practitioner. We work with a variety of issues with people of all ages.

Click the button to Submit a referral, or call our office at 651.313.8080.

In-Home Maternal Therapy

Maternal Mental Health Services

Ellie Family Services offers in-home maternal mental health therapy for pregnant and post-partum moms enrolled in MN Health Care Programs (MHCP, medical assistance, and MN Care) and live in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Dakota county. Access to maternal mental health services can be difficult. Stigma, shame, and lack of resources, as well as individual, familial, and social barriers all contribute to moms and families not receiving help and therapeutic support for this huge life transition.

Not only are moms and families caring for a newborn, they are also navigating the turbulent waters of new roles and responsibilities that this transition brings, which triggers stress and increasing risk for post-partum mood disorders.

At Ellie, we are passionate about serving moms and families that need psychotherapy services that are, for whatever reason, unable to make it to office visits. We see moms with all post-partum mood disorders and help with the transition into life as a new and/or growing family.

Our dynamic professionals will come to your home to help you process through skills, emotions, relationships, mental health, communication, and other areas of your life that may be impacted and helped by a mental health practitioner, who specializes in maternal mental health.

Click the button to Submit a referral, or call our office at 651.313.8080

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) are a set of services that were developed to bring restorative, recovery-oriented interventions directly to individuals who have the capacity to benefit from them, whether in their homes or elsewhere in the community. ARMHS includes four components:

Basic living and social skills

We coach and model activities that instruct, assist and support a recipient in skill areas essential for every day, independent living

Community intervention

We have developed unique strategies to alleviate or reduce client’s barriers to community integration or independent living and to minimize the risk of hospitalization or placement in a more restrictive living arrangement. We include real stake holders (relatives, guardians, friends, employer, landlord, treatment providers, or other significant) into our approach when necessary to change situations and allow the recipient to function more independently.

Medication education

We believe that knowledge is power and this service provides knowledge that helps clients, families, or significant others in the correct procedures for maintaining a prescription medication regimen. This can be done in an individual or group setting, whatever best meets the client’s needs.

Transitioning to community living

We know that sometimes there are situations where clients are moving from an in-patient facility or programming and need extra support so they effectively transition into the community. We provide creative solutions and strategies that coach skills to set the client up for success.


Ellie staff have specialized training to better the services they provide clients who are a part of the LGBT+ community. We cater our ARMHS services to meet the unique needs of this population and strive to help our clients towards better outcomes. With a greater understanding of the LGBT+ community and the difficulties this community may face, we find it to be extra important that our program and staff be knowledgeable, compassionate, and understanding when working with our LGBT+ clients as a part of our ARMHS program.

Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS)

Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) is a flexible package of rehabilitative mental health services to meet the needs of each individual child. CTSS provides varying degrees of care for children and youth who require more than psychotherapy alone to return lost capabilities and restore them to normal development.

Who is Eligible?

Children under 18 who have been diagnosed with an emotional disturbance or, youth between the ages of 18 and 21 who have been diagnosed with a mental illness are eligible AND who have eligible insurance or funding which typically includes children on Medical Assistance including Pre-Paid Medical Assistance Providers (PMAPs)

A care provider will assess the child’s rehabilitative needs and then design a package of services to meet those needs. CTSS services may take place in an office or at home, school or elsewhere in the community. CTSS helps children and families develop skills in areas such as anger, aggression, following directions, following rules, relating to peers, anxiety, depression, family conflicts and much more.

Goals may include

  • Building self-esteem
  • Increasing coping skills
  • Improving relationships
  • Anger management
  • Daily living skills
  • Better communications
  • Stress management
  • Assertive skills
  • Following rules
  • Expressing feelings
  • Solving problems
  • Social skills
  • Better boundaries
  • Parenting skills
  • Listening skills

Ellie Family Services offers children several options for therapy with kids ages 0 and up. Some of the types of therapy we offer are:

Evaluation & Testing

Comprehensive evaluation and testing offered by a Licensed Psychologist specializing in children’s mental health, including the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD/ADD, OCD and other mood and behavioral disorders.

Child Therapy

The work unfolds between the therapist and the child to help address the child’s individual needs and heal from the inside out through their therapeutic relationship. This often includes lots of play therapy (direct and non-direct)!

Family Therapy

This includes everyone! Sometimes with the child and often times without, working with the whole family (siblings, grandparents, or whomever we determine together can help the process) will meet with the therapist and learn skills and tools to help the whole family system.

Conjoint Therapy

This type of therapy includes the child, the therapist and other members of the child’s support system. Often the therapeutic process can be optimized when we include members of the family to help the child process family issues and to help the work continue with a supportive person at home.

Reunification/Rebalancing Therapy

When kids have been away from a person in their life, often times a parent, we work with all members of the family to help work through trauma, communication skills, and reconnect and rebalance the family system so kids can develop quality focused relationships with important people in their life!

Parenting Therapy

At Ellie we offer tons of different services for parents whether they are together or apart. Our Co-Parenting Institute helps outline different parenting services which includes, therapy, parenting plans, high conflict communication strategies, and developmental parenting tools to help reduce trauma and help increase positive outcomes for your child.