Ellen Chazdon, Therapist in Edina, Minnesota — Zencare
Ellen  Chazdon
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Ellen Chazdon

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Psychologist, PsyD
Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin Accepting Online
Edina Accepting In-person
Updated November 19, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Artists' mental health
  • Depression
  • Attachment issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Therapy is about the life of the mind, working on creating calm spaces where you can think and feel, in order to connect with your truth at the deepest level. I have been providing therapy for over 25 years, and I continue to see my practice as a powerful vehicle in helping clients work on healing, creating, and truth telling.

Coping skills that worked in one chapter of your life may no longer serve you in the present chapter. You can reflect on this as you work on growing and progressing in your life.

I intentionally limit my practice so that I can offer accessibility and flexibility. I would be glad to talk with you further about my practice, and look forward to speaking with you.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Ellen Chazdon is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Minnesota)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Nebraska)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Edina practice
5200 Wilson Rd, 490, Edina, Minnesota 55424
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00 am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00 am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00 am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00 am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Wisconsin)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat N/A
  • Sun N/A

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 30 years

Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2000 - Present

University of Denver, PsyD, 1992


Licensure

Minnesota: 3170

Nebraska: Psypact9265

Illinois: Psypact9265

Colorado: Psypact9265

Arizona: Psypact9265

Wisconsin: PSYPACT9265


Languages

English