Ellen Ronka

Counselor, LCMHC

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Ellen Ronka, LCMHC, Counselor in Portsmouth
(603) 392-7340

Ellen Ronka

Counselor, LCMHC


Location

1 Middle Street
Suite 209
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
(603) 392-7340

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Compassion and safety, metaphors and stories, laughter and creativity, brainstorming and education are some of the tools I will combine to help you feel understood, heal, and then grow. I will adjust my style to what I sense you need as a whole person: body, mind, and spirit. I frame my work in psychodynamic theory, while using cognitive-behavioral and experiential techniques. I infuse all sessions with the principles of mindfulness. I can help you organize your thoughts on difficult decisions, and coach you to be more assertive and establish better boundaries.

I specialize in anxiety (obsessive thoughts and behaviors, phobias, panic attacks, nightmares, post-traumatic stress), depression, chronic pain / illness, and relationship problems. I use EMDR and other alternative body-oriented techniques for when talk therapy isn't enough for releasing stuck patterns in thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

I also specialize in recovery from unhealthy/abusive religious experiences. My diverse experiences practicing the Christian faith can be useful if you are Christian or were raised with a Christian worldview and want to explore what that means for you now. Those of other faiths are also welcome.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Lesley University
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License and State: 665 New Hampshire

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • American Behavioral
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Maine Health (Health Partners)
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • US Family Health Plan (Martins Point)
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: ACEP
  • Member Since: 2011
  • Membership: AMHCA
  • Member Since: 2003

Location

1 Middle Street
Suite 209
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
(603) 392-7340

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Spirituality
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 08 May 2019
Ellen Ronka, LCMHC, Counselor in Portsmouth

Ellen Ronka

Counselor, LCMHC