“I serve on the ELLA Foundation Board because the ELLA Foundation is working towards healthier communities, educating individuals about mental health, and encouraging people to talk about mental health in order to lessen the social stigmas. The ELLA Foundation also works towards collaboration with other local agencies so that there is communication about the needs of the community. The ELLA Foundation is breaking down silos and myths. This work is critical.”

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Betsy is a licensed clinical social worker with certifications in hospice and palliative care as well as working with military service members, veterans and their families. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She received her B.A. from Hamline University and a M.A. from Kent State University. In 2002, Betsy returned to school and received her M.S.W. from The Ohio State University. She has been a die hard Buckeye fan every since. She will not hold it against you if you root for the Wolverines, however. 

Betsy has 16 years of experience working in a variety of clinical milieus and with individuals across the age spectrum. Knowing that one approach does not fit everyone, Betsy has training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance Theory, as well as Continuing Bonds. 

Betsy has worked with individuals, couples, and groups promoting healthy perceptions of self-image and strengthening core relationships for a more complete sense of self and mental health. Betsy understands that life can be overwhelming at times and is passionate about providing a safe space for people to process all of the uncomfortable feelings that life experiences can create. 

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