Kiley Ellingson, M.S., LPC-t
Individual and Couples Therapist
We all have a story that’s worth listening to. For those that take the courageous step to enter a counseling office, I find it an absolute honor to hear the stories of these unique individuals. My experience has allowed me to learn that I enjoy working with a great variety of adult individuals and couples, from those with emotional problems like anxiety and depression to those with relational problems like poor communication, difficulty standing up for oneself, and past hurts. I also enjoy helping individuals who are a few years into active recovery and have realized that the roots of their addiction may be in unresolved issues from their past. With all clients, I take an individual and trauma-informed approach to help them achieve their goals for their lives, and I strive to provide a safe place for all my clients to feel validated, understood, and supported.
I graduated with my B.S. in Human Services from East Tennessee State in 2015 and my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health counseling from St. Cloud State University in 2017. Since then, I have worked in settings including: a drug and alcohol IOP, a college counseling center, a community mental health center, and an outpatient addictions clinic. Some of the therapeutic modalities I use include dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), emotion focused couple therapy (EFT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR in training), narrative therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Don’t worry if you don’t know what those are! We’ll work together to find out what would be best for you.