Ellen Chazdon is a licensed psychologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Many of Dr. Chazdon's clients come in when they feel stuck in their lives, when previous coping strategies are no longer working. Dr. Chazdon is particularly passionate about helping people who want to grow and heal from adverse life circumstances and trauma. This approach supports clients to learn how to heal and move forward in their lives, and assert their hopes and dreams about the lives they want to live. Dr. Chazdon also has advanced training in Psychoanalysis, addiction, abuse, and historical trauma.
Dr. Chazdon is trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, which uses focused dialogue about thoughts, feelings, and life experiences that are helpful to reflect on. In sessions, Dr. Chazdon focuses on helping people learn to make use of a supportive relationship where they can be known and heard. This helps clients know and hear themselves at a deeper level, which helps people work on valuing and strengthening their inner worlds.
Dr. Chazdon's style is direct and inquisitive. When a client first comes in, Dr. Chazdon meets her clients where they are at, and tailors her approach to the particular client's needs. Whether a client is in search of an empathic presence, or a trained professional who can hear about the surreal nature of stressors people are experiencing in these times of intense stress and change. People find creative ways to overcome challenges and adversity. The structure of therapy helps clients find the courage and support to grow and change.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Ellen Chazdon is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 30 years
Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2000 - Present
University of Denver, PsyD, 1992