Food For Thought Mental Health and Wellness PLLC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP

Verified by Psychology Today
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Food For Thought Mental Health and Wellness PLLC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Asheville, NC 28806
Call Ellen Minier
(828) 332-5641
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website

About

Welcome to Food For Thought Mental Health and Wellness Services PLLC! We focus on a more balanced approach to emotional health which includes not only medication management, but incorporation of nutritional and other therapeutic wellness practices for much better overall results.
We offer a unique approach to mental health based on your individual needs. Treatment plans will be much more comprehensive and personalized. My goal is to slowly and safely reduce your psychotropic medication to a lower dose while increasing wellness activities for a much more successful and balanced result.
I have seen that higher doses of psychiatric medications often can do more harm than good. Higher doses of psychotropic medications lead to more side effects (and potentially the addition of another drug to counteract those side effects). As your prescriber I would like to help you bring the medication and the wellness practice into balance.

Finances

Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Bright HealthCare
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • MedCost
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
We accept cash only at this time. A super bill will be mailed to your insurance company to reimburse you.
Email us or call (828) 332-5641 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • License: North Carolina / 5009364
  • School: University of South Alabama
  • Year Graduated: 2016
Suma Cum Laude degreed in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales 1998. Obtained LPN, RN, BSN, MSN-all while working in psychiatric settings

Food For Thought Mental Health and Wellness PLLC's Groups

Culinary Arts Therapeutic Groups-various themes

COMMING SOON! You may have heard of Art Therapy-but let me introduce you to Culinary Art Therapy! Using all five senses and practicing mindfulness techniques through the accessibility of food. Our groups will teach a variety of practical and useful mindfulness techniques, promote nutritional wellness, promote neuroplasticity, and enhance coping skills. Different groups will be offered according to patient needs. Please see website for more information.

More about this group

Location

Asheville, NC 28806
Call Ellen Minier
(828) 332-5641
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Medication Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

Our Website

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Last Modified: 1 Feb 2022
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Food For Thought Mental Health and Wellness PLLC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP