Ellie McCarty, MSW, LGSW, LADC - Mental Health Therapist

Brooklyn Center

A Little About Ellie’s Role

Ellie joined Headway in April, 2020, and has worked in the human services field for over 25 years.  She has past experience as a school social work intern, child protection and foster care intern, and chemical health specialist.  As a school-based therapist, she enjoys working in a school setting where she has the opportunity to reach students through intervention and education designed to provide resources and support for issues including mental health, chemical health, family, academics, and financial challenges.  Working from a systems perspective, she incorporates a strengths-based approach using cognitive behavioral therapy, crisis intervention, and problem-solving models. She says, “I believe it’s important to meet each student where they are at with empathy, compassion, and genuine respect for them as an individual”.

When she is not working, Ellie enjoys spending time with family, being outside, and working with horses and other animals.

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