Ellen Grenen, LSW (She/her)

Values: Curiosity, Authenticity, Trust, Growth, Safety

In therapy, I do my best to create a safe environment for individuals to express their many life experiences. I am dedicated to being curious and open to best support each individual and their unique experiences. I seek to support clients in accepting the many parts of our lives that are not within our control and identifying and making changes when they can be made. I have experience working as a clinical intern at the Children’s research Triangle, where I provided individual and family therapy to children and adults with complex trauma histories. Additionally, I have experience working in adolescent PHP and IOP programs for those struggling with a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, and trauma.

I incorporate evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness into my work with individuals. I encourage self-compassion techniques to support individuals in recognizing and accepting suffering or pain they may have experienced in their lives. I am committed to ongoing training, consultation, and supervision in evidence-based practices as I understand there is no universal treatment for mental health or how it is implemented.

Education: Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BA
University of Chicago, Master’s in Social Work, AM

A bit more about me:
I love being outside, whether it is for a run, a hike, or just going for a walk. I also love my indoor plants, although I could use some advice on plant care. I recently decided to improve my cooking skills and am always looking for recipe recommendations or tips and tricks on how to avoid burning things.

Insurance accepted: BCBS PPO, BCBS Blue Choice PPO, Sliding Scale when Applicable

Ellen Grenen, LSW
EGrenen@DASCchicago.com

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