Ellie Anderson MSW, LICSW

Our StaffPark Rapids

Ellie Anderson Park Rapids TherapistEllie Anderson, MSW, LICSW is a Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing mental health services.  For the last 14 years, Ellie has been providing therapeutic services out of the Nevis Schools for Stellher Human Services.  Ellie has a BA in psychology, and earned her Master of Social Work degree from the College of St. Catherine / University of St. Thomas.  Ellie provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families.  She has provided mental health services in school-based, in-home, and outpatient mental health programs. Her areas of special interest include working with trauma survivors, as well as treatment of anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, adjustment issues and parental support. Ellie also has specialized training in working with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced domestic and sexual violence.

Ellie has been trained in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and other Minnesota evidenced based practices for treating depression, anxiety and disruptive behaviors in youth.  She is trained in and has experience conducting Early Childhood Mental Health Assessments for children ages 3-5.  She is qualified as a Clinical Supervisor by the Minnesota Board of Social Work and the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.

Call 218-366-9229 to schedule an appointment with Ellie.


Jessica Croatt Niemi MSSW LICSW IMH-E® (IV)
Diane Cerven, MA, LPCC

Feedback from LCA clients:

The receptionist knew my name after the second visit...very friendly!

I had a person to talk with about my problems and my problems are getting better.

The appointment times work well with my schedule.  My children get along well with their therapists.

Quick and easy to get an appointment.  Friendly, helpful staff.

They gave me hope for the future.  Life saving.

I love the comfortable feel in the office.

I like that the staff are flexible with scheduling.

I'm so appreciative of my therapist's knowledge, skill and understanding.

Everyone was very helpful.  I'm glad I called to get help!

I have a great therapist.  I appreciate her assistance!

Her thoughtfulness and her knowledge of helping people with depression is what I need to achieve my goals!

Greatly appreciate having the option of Christian Counseling and being able to filter issues through that lens!

Friendly and helpful atmosphere.  Feel at ease walking in.

My therapist is great!  Of all the therapists we've had over the years, she understands our family and kids the best.  Very helpful!

The receptionist staff have been amazing.  They are friendly and caring.  You can tell they enjoy their job.

I appreciated being treated normally, even though I was getting help with a difficult situation.

The staff have good attitudes and open minds.

Listens to both my child and me.  Getting us through some very difficult times with care and compassion.

Talking with my therapist is helping, instead of holding it all in.

Therapy at LCA has helped my progress immensely!

Location is great and the staff is excellent with customer service.  Therapy is also professional and comfortable.

They work with your schedule and do whatever they can to help you.

Easy to work with.  Made me feel comfortable!

My therapist is a life saver! :-)

I am so thankful I was directed here!

My children's counselors are awesome.  I've seen huge progress in both my kids.

The front desk staff had a positive attitude and was patient with me.

My ARMHS staff is awesome!  She has helped me make progress in many areas of my life.  I have better relationships now.

Meeting with my therapist has been making my life and relationships a lot less stressful.

My therapist was very, very kind and is an awesome problem solver.

My counselor helps me out when I need it most.  I can always count on them to say the right things, even when I don't want to hear it.

They matched me with the perfect therapist!

Very welcoming place.  We love our therapist!

You are all warm, welcoming and so very helpful!  Thank you!!

My therapist understands my child's needs and listens.

I love coming to LCA.  Everybody is so friendly and make you feel so much better.

Easy to get to.  Very friendly people willing to help.

She's thinking through things with me instead of just giving directions.  It shows that she cares.

They were open to my opinion of which counselor I see.

Our counselor wanted to meet our entire family to find out how to better help our son.  She offered lots of suggestions and things to help us in the long term.

I found scheduling flexible to my needs.

Easy to work with.  You can tell they genuinely care about their clients.

The staff members are always well informed and ready to help/answer questions.

Good location, feels very professional and confidential!

My child's therapist is awesome!  So helpful and relates well to the whole family.

My son and daughter are making steps toward our family goals!

It is a very comfortable atmosphere.  Everyone is flexible and understanding!

When we come in for an appointment, the reception staff always has a friendly smile on her face.

I appreciate the text/phone reminders.

I always feel that my therapist is listening to what I have to say and helping me come up with practical ways to deal with things.

All the staff were friendly and helpful.  They answered all my questions.


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