Ellie Stroder, LPC

Ellie Stroder received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in 2020 from Southeast Missouri State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She also received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University in 2017 and has experience working in Law Enforcement. In her counseling sessions, she uses an Existential lens as well as a variety of techniques from other counseling theories, which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. Ellie has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues. She specializes in phase of life problems, adolescence and development, substance abuse, relationships, anxiety, and depression. Ellie also has experience working with personality disorders, trauma, marriage and family issues, grief and loss, and mood disorders.

Ellie emphasizes having an awareness of oneself in hopes to change undesired patterns and behavior while still focusing on the client’s wants and needs for their own life. She places an importance on nonjudgmental respect with each and every client and meets every client where they are at in terms of life development and mental health concerns. Ellie works to help clients reach their full potential and focuses on emphasizing what is important to the client. She believes in focusing on vulnerable and difficult topics in order to provide long-term healing while giving the client tools to foster independence in their own mental health.

When she is not working, Ellie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as focusing on her own self-care needs. She believes in prioritizing her own mental health in order to be a better therapist for her clients. Ellie is involved in her local church and spirituality is an important aspect of her mental well-being.

Ellie accepts the following insurance companies:

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthlink, Consociates, United Healthcare, UMR, All Savers, Golden Rule

E4 Health (EAP), New Directions (EAP), PAS (EAP), H&H (EAP), Mutual of Omaha (EAP), Health Advocate (EAP)