About Be Well and Ellie Johnson
Parents, are you seeing your child struggle in school or with making friends?
I work primarily with children helping them to work through their anxiety and begin focusing on the best parts of being a child. Utilizing play, art and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques will ensure a safe, fun and relaxed environment where your child can flourish.
Life is often messy and out of our control, which can be frustrating. But, hey, that’s just the way it is sometimes. This feeling of being out of control can often make you feel like not trying at all. Hiding, retreating or avoiding doesn’t make life go away, it just makes it harder to handle because life never stops. But, you don’t need to go through it alone. In my office, your needs, wants and strengths are all discussed and embraced. You’re in control. As a therapist, I will meet you where you are.
Who I really am as a therapist
I am a License Graduate Social Worker operating in Martinsburg, WV. I see it as my role to listen and watch and meet you where you are. I create a safe, peaceful space where you can explore your insecurities, your fears and your hesitations. In my office we will also embrace what makes you uniquely you. No more hiding, no more pretending, and no more avoiding. We will work together to build upon your skills so that you can fight through this messy thing called life without feeling defeated. I can’t promise you that life will stop being hard, but I can promise you that you won’t have to go through it alone any longer.
I have received my Bachelors in Social Work from Shepherd University, and my Masters in Social Work through Walden University. I have completed internships at the Behavioral Health Unit in Martinsburg, through the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness and through Be Well Counseling Services. I have work experience with the National Youth Advocate Program, where I worked with foster children and their families as well as with the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness where I worked with families and single adults.
Ready to talk with Ellie?
My office is conveniently located within The Hub in the heart of downtown Martinsburg.