Ellen Ronka, LCMHC
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor in private practice with 15 years of experience treating individuals and couples.
Many mental health problems contribute to pain, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and especially trauma, making stress reduction and processing of stuck emotions key to resolving chronic pain.
I have training in body-oriented techniques including EMDR and Energy Psychology which can resolve the root causes of pain much more quickly than talk therapy.
I am very holistically minded. I attend to matters such as diet, sleep hygiene, and exercise which can be all part of a program for healing from chronic pain. I infuse all of my work with the principles of mindfulness and latest research on neuroplasticity. I teach my clients stress-management skills such as meditation, relaxation exercises, and visualization.
I have treated clients with Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease (as well as the other tick-born co-infections), Migraines, Phantom Limb Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Food Allergies, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
In addition to individual therapy, I offer a group called Living Well with Chronic Pain or Illness and offer couples therapy for those whose relationships have been strained by the impact of chronic pain or illness.
I have read extensively on spirituality and suffering and am happy to integrate this into the therapy for those interested.
The Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology is the professional organization through which I’ve done most of my training in Energy Psychology methods. Check out its website for info on what Energy Psychology is and the research that supports its efficacy: http://www.energypsych.org
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