Our goal is to make getting mental health care the norm. And while we know that going to therapy and being vulnerable with someone you just met can seem scary, we do everything we can to make each session as comfortable and fun as possible. As your professional secret keepers, we aim to walk along this journey with you and provide you with a safe place to talk, decompress, and heal.
Ellie was founded in 2015 by Erin Pash and Kyle Keller when they opened the first Ellie clinic. Since then, the Ellie fam has continued to grow with multiple clinics in Minnesota and a growing number of franchises across the country.
Ellie was proudly founded on the principal of destigmatizing mental health. The mental health industry is full of barriers, and we’ve made it our goal to fill the gap and find innovative ways to break down these barriers for the communities we serve. The main way we do this? With humor! We believe that struggling with mental health issues is 100% normal. Some days are great, and some days make you wish you could dig yourself in a hole and hide from at all. Everyone has those days (even your therapist).
Every single person on this Earth has had their share of bad days – and if they say otherwise just know that’s total BS. When your mental health is at its lowest, getting the care you need should be as easy to access as possible. Ellie is here to provide you that support: a real person walking alongside you through life’s wildest moments.
Compassionately transforming the culture of mental healthcare by providing creative solutions that make wellness accessible in every community.
We believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to making therapy work. Our core values emphasize impactful connections between clients and therapists, allowing us to fill the gap in our communities and make a real difference in the lives of our clients.
We hire people passionate about making change in the mental health community. We take a creative and collaborative approach to create change, while putting our team first.
Ellie is a socially responsible for-profit business, which allows us to be flexible and responsive to our community’s needs. Many mental health and wellness-focused companies are non-profits or government agencies, which rely on the general public, grants, or large donors for funding. This model often results in little creativity and lower compensation for employees, promoting a work culture that just makes people feel “blah.”
Feeling blah doesn’t help employees stay motivated, engaged, or even in their jobs for a very long time! So we created a new model: one that puts flexibility, innovative decision-making, creativity, and our people first, while remaining a socially conscious and responsible for-profit business focused on changing how we treat mental health.
We take care of our people. It’s that simple. From investing in their financial future, to providing wages that shatter the ceiling in our industry to reasonable caseload expectations we ensure that our people are happy. Happy employees do better work and provide better client care!
We also know that when you have a tough job with a high risk of emotional fatigue and burnout, the only antidotes are the opportunity to grow and be creative. Our employees have clear growth paths for advancing their careers. We have created a culture that reminds us that our employees are the leaders.