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Ellen K. Dona, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Office: Ellen K. Dona, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
4828 Xerxes Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
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Profession: Psychologist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Career Evaluations and Counseling
Consultation Services to Employers
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Employee Assistance Counseling
Forensic Evaluations
Sand Play Therapy
Play Therapy
Practice Description: Getting help from a therapist can be a difficult step -- finding someone you can relate to, who understands, and who provides help in a straightforward, positive way is so important. I am warm, nurturing, and direct. I strongly believe in the importance of our relationship: I help you to establish goals, and we work together toward achieving these goals. I provide practical advice and assistance in handling the issues of daily life, and with addressing and healing from the struggle and pain of the past.

I relate well to and enjoy working with children, teenagers and adults. I provide individual therapy, as well as consultation and guidance for parents immersed in the pain and confusion of raising children and teenagers who are struggling in their lives.

I have 20+ years of experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of issues.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Identity Exploration
Adjustment Disorder
Adoption Issues
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Bipolar Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Child Abuse
Chronic Physical Illness
Dissociative Disorders
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Gender Identity
Impaired Professionals
Infertility Issues
Life Transitions
Pain Management
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Relationship Issues
Sexual Abuse
Sleep Disorders
Stress Management
Women's Issues
Stress Management
Past Abuse
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Control Mastery
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Family Systems
Object Relations
Play Therapy
Self Psychology
Sand Play Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: Women/Feminist
Education: B.S., Math and Computer Science
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1985

Doctor of Psychology
Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, 1997
License #: LP4133
License State: Minnesota
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: EMDR Certification of Basic Training from the EMDR Institute of America (EMDRIA)
Sand Play Practitioner: Sand Play Therapists of America
Professional Affiliations:
Minnesota SandPlay Therapy Group
EMDR Minnesota
Fee Schedule: Initial Visit: Depends on contract with insurance company.
Psychotherapy session: Depends on contract with insurance company. I am a provider for BlueCross-BlueShield,Ucare, and Medicare.
Accepted Insurance: Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Clinic will bill the insurance company; you are responsible for deductible, co-pay, or other fees not covered by your insurance company. Be sure to check with your insurance re. coverage, as well as their requirements for prior authorizations for therapy or assessment and limitations.
Office Hours: noon to 6 p.m.

Ellen K. Dona, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Psychologist in Minneapolis

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In Practice Since:  1997
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  No
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  No
Public Transportation:  Yes

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