About Ellen Minier, PMHNP
As a provider, Ellen believes it is important to treat the individual, not their diagnosis. She has noticed that many people introduce themselves as their diagnosis, saying “I’m Depressed” or “I’m Bipolar.” Ms. Minier believes no one should be defined by a label and puts her patients at the center of their treatment plan. She works to empower people through sharing supportive resources and suggestions, knowing that everyone needs help some of the time. Her experience cultivating strength and hope with her own mindcare allows her to bring a great degree of empathy to her work with patients, and she wants patients to know that she will be with them every step of the way. It is her sincere goal to hold out hope for her patients that they will feel better until they gain that hope for themselves. As a former chef she loves to explore the brain-gut connection and how nutrition can affect our mental health; she regularly contributes “Mood Food” columns on this topic on MindPath’s “Be Well” blog. Ms. Minier has always been drawn to the way the human mind works and has seen the powerful connections between physical and mental health.
Partial List of Treatment Areas
- Adjustment Concerns
- Alcohol Use
- Anxiety / Stress
- Bariatric Surgery Evaluation
- Bipolar I & II
- Cognitive Disorder
- Developmental Disability / Autism
- Drug Use
- Eating Disorder
- Compulsive Gambling
- Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
- LGBTQ+ Care
- Memory Concerns
- Personality Disorder
- Post-Partum / Pregnancy Depression
- Psychosis w/ Long-Acting Injectable
- Sex / Pornography Addiction
- Pain Disorder
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program
Education & Certifications
– Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL
– Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN) degrees from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, NC
– Member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
– Certified as a Suboxone Prescriber
– Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
November 10, 2020
Ellen is caring and compassionate. I always feel good after our sessions. She has also helped me through some tough times and medication issues. I'm so glad she is there!
November 7, 2020
Ellen is very attentive and intelligent
September 3, 2020
I felt very comfortable with the provider and felt as thought I could talk to her openly.
July 3, 2020
If felt good to have someone who really listened and cared about me. Thank you
June 20, 2020
I felt very relieved and felt like my needs were taken care of properly!
June 12, 2020
May 29, 2020
My whole experience was awesome, front desk people were very professional and friendly. Ellen was recommended to me by a family member. She was also very professional and knowledgeable ,and has started me on some new meds that I believe will greatly improve my condition. And I would like to thank her and everyone at mindpath, and I definitely will recommend anyone who is in need of help to mindpath.
May 27, 2020
I was very pleased with Ellen Minier! I felt more comfortable with Ellen's knowledge and experience with depression and complex PTSD than any psychiatrists ever! Highly recommend!
March 28, 2020
March 12, 2020
Will continue coming back
February 25, 2020
February 20, 2020
The vibe at this facility is this: I am patient seeking treatment not a patient to process through the system. The patient will get the best treatment and receive the best approach to current conditions. For me, a great start to continue healing.
February 13, 2020
Great - the first time in years I have hope that I can get better. Ellen is wonderful.
February 13, 2020
It was very pleasant. I was cautiously optimistic in getting an appointment and the treatment and attention to detail made me feel at ease and gave me hope. Thank you
February 11, 2020
I felt like Ellen really wanted to listen to me and completely understood the medications she was talking about. I feel very confident moving forward.
February 4, 2020
January 25, 2020
I immediately felt so at ease with Ellen today. I was impressed with her knowledge of the different kinds of depression, the many prescription meds...how they improve your emotions, how they should make you feel, their side effects, and even how to manage side effects. She assured me to call her anytime with any questions.
January 19, 2020
Some people believe we are destined to meet certain individuals, I can now join those individuals. Ellen Minier is absolutely incredible. She's warm- especially for those who need it the most. She's fun, and I smiled... for the first time in what felt like weeks. I am fascinated by how knowledge she is and so excited for her to aid in my recovery. I feel like one of the luckiest girls in the world to FINALLY find a great fit. Thank you for getting me in so quickly and for giving me hope.
January 16, 2020
I've struggled with anxiety and ADD for years! I was also diagnosed with PPD after my last pregnancy! Tried a lot of different meds! Just from my first visit today, I feel like Ellen is really going to help me! Thank you!
January 8, 2020
I felt welcomed and cared for.
December 19, 2019
I was nervous but the staff made me feel so comfortable I'm excited to come back for my next appointment!
November 8, 2019
First visit seeking therapy in almost 20 years. Ellen Minier was extremely nice and gave me some hope that I may be able to trust seeking help and doctor's again. Thanks Ellen.
October 13, 2019
I am SO happy that I came to MindPath. The provider was very caring and attentive and the front desk staff were so helpful and friendly. I truly felt welcomed and comfortable. I'm actually excited to start my journey to feeling better and improving my mental health; I was reluctant to seek help because in the past at other practices I've had not-so-great experiences. Thank you so much....I FINALLY feel like I have hope!!!
October 12, 2019
It was very professional, courteous, and compassionate. I enjoyed it and felt very comfortable in the environment,. leaving me wanting to come back for follow-up.
October 11, 2019
Ellen was wonderful! She is very easy to talk to and was supportive. I felt she was attentive to what I was saying and offered suggestions that were appropriate. I was very impressed with her as a clinician. Office staff were professional and helpful.
September 28, 2019
Inviting and comfortable room, Ms. Minier was wonderfully easy to talk to.
September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019
I'm hoping new meds will help
September 20, 2019
September 17, 2019
I was very pleased and felt that I was heard.
September 12, 2019
"Very positive experience!! I had gone to the wrong facility across town, so missed the original appt. But they were so understanding and found another appt for me that day! Ellen Minier was just great.. knowledgeable,thoughtful, caring. I have hope for my treatment that I haven't had in a long while."
August 20, 2019
The staff truly seems to understand life happens. They worked with me on rescheduling my appointment twice due to a change in jobs and a broken down vehicle. And understand that fitting a regular appointment in to work and school schedules mixed with insurance tends to be difficult on the best days!
August 19, 2019
Ellen Minier was wonderful with my father. She was easy for him to talk with and I was impressed with how thorough she was while maintaining his dignity and truly listening to his concerns
August 13, 2019
The front desk lady was extremely polite and moved things along swiftly. I was even 5 minutes late and was seen within another 5 minutes. The NP, Ellen, was amazing and I look forward to continued care at this location.