Counseling Specialist and Transformation Coach
Ellie Mehdizadeh, Counseling Specialist and Transformation Coach, skillfully and effectively, works with clients and families throughout the lifespan. She has extensive experience across multiple modalities including: play therapy for children, activity therapy for adolescents, and individual counseling for adults. Ellie is a dedicated public servant, having worked in community mental health and the non-profit field for multiple years. She welcomes and invites individuals of all ages, walks of life, socioeconomic statuses, and cultural backgrounds to her counseling room and treats each individual’s counseling process with both empathy and respect. Her specialties include overcoming depression, managing anxiety, working through relationship concerns, processing past experiences or trauma, overcoming suicidal ideation and self-harm, increasing self-awareness, and finding meaning in one’s life.
Ellie believes that everyone has the innate ability to seek and create change in their lives through intentional acts of self-discovery and self-paced movement towards their goals. Ellie is dedicated to creating and holding a compassionate and supportive space for her clients to feel accepted and understood as they explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Her counseling style is based on a foundation of person-centered principles which encourages and empowers her clients to take steps towards the change they want to see in their lives. Additionally, she teaches clients how to utilize and incorporate proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to challenge negative thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that no longer serve them.
Ellie deeply values the client-counselor relationship as a catalyst for change and brings her personality and humor into sessions with clients to allow both trust and genuineness to flourish, maintaining a safe and comfortable space for self-discovery. By creating a collaborative, supportive environment for her clients, Ellie helps facilitate a journey toward greater self-understanding, efficacy, and control.
Prior to joining Noyau, Ellie worked in various community settings including LifePath Systems, the UNT Child & Family Resource Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. Ellie received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southwestern University and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas.