Ellen Ronka

Counselor, LCMHC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
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(603) 392-7340

Ellen Ronka

Counselor, LCMHC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

1 Middle Street
Suite 209
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 392-7340
Offers online therapy

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About

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, coach you to be more assertive, and help you establish better boundaries. I will teach you a variety of coping skills for managing stress.
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.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $145 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $145 per session
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • American Behavioral
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New Hampshire / 665
  • School: Lesley University
  • Year Graduated: 2003
My work is informed by Polyvagal Theory, IFS theory, mindfulness, & extensive trainings in working with the subtle energies of the body.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: AMHCA
  • Certificate Date: 2003
  • Certificate: ACEP
  • Certificate Date: 2011

Ellen Ronka's Groups

Minding-the-Body Healing Group

NOT a support group to help you cope with chronic pain/fatigue/illness. Uses a mind-body approach to give you the knowledge and skills to HEAL your symptoms. Based on the most current research on pain science. Using a biopsychosocial model, leveraging the power of neuroplasticity to train your brain out of your symptoms. Your pain is real, but the solution is not where you've been looking. If you've done all the tests and tried everything conventional medicine suggests, see my website and call me for a free consult to talk about how it might help you.

More about this group

Location

1 Middle Street
Suite 209
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 392-7340
Offers online therapy

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 (DID)

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Energy Psychology
  • Family / Marital
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Pain Reprocessing Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Ellen Ronka

Counselor, LCMHC