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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

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Depression
  • Depression with Suicidality
  • Developmental Disability / Autism
  • Drug Use
  • Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
  • Impulse Control (non-alcohol / drug)
  • Irritability
  • LGBTQ+ Care
  • OCD
  • Post-Partum / Pregnancy Depression
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Women's Health - Hormonal Imbalance
  • badge-3 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

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June 17, 2021

Every experience or basis of treatment from my counselor is of the utmost knowledgeable, compassionate, and professionalism that could be offered. Exceptional in all aspects. Very pleased with all aspects of my experiences with Mindpath.


June 16, 2021

Telemed appoints really help


June 11, 2021

Everyone I've had here is just wonderful, professional, caring, people! I'm so grateful for the help I've received here!


June 11, 2021

She is so easy to talk to and always positive! Ellen is awesome


June 11, 2021

Ellen and the way she relates to her patients is awesome. Makes me feel very comfortable talking about anything. Keep doing everything exactly the way you are. I have zero negative things to say. Very nice courteous and accommodating from the front desk to Ellen s office.


June 9, 2021

Accessible, knowledgeable, and caring. Helpful experience


June 7, 2021

Talking with Ellen Minier has been very helpful. Thankful I can do a telehealth appointment.


June 4, 2021

She listens and understands parent concerns.


June 3, 2021

Absolutely loved the provider's approach and how she tackled a very difficult case.


May 27, 2021

She truly listens to me and understands how I feel and never tries to force or push anything on me that I'm not comfortable with. She focuses on me and my needs and I love this about her! I haven't had this experience with any other doctor before. Ellen truly gets to know her patients and their needs. I can tell she loves what she does and has such compassion.


May 26, 2021

Ellen Minier is so easy to talk to. She understands my cognitive deficiency issues and helps me understand them and how they pertain to my daily life. MindPath is so easy to deal with. The office staff is friendly and follow up consistently...it's just a win/win for me.


May 11, 2021

Ellen always takes the time to listen tomy concerns and provide insightful feedback. She is considerate and respectful. I feel calmer after speaking with her.


May 11, 2021

Ellen was very caring and understanding. She was exactly what I needed. Very pleased. Wish that I would have found Ellen years ago.


May 9, 2021

Ellen was super welcoming and compassionate.


May 6, 2021

Just good, caring, and professional... Very pleased with my provider.


May 5, 2021

Ellen takes the time to listen to your problems


May 4, 2021

She has a sense of humor that helps me relax while I talk with her


May 3, 2021

All of the doctors are great. I never have to wait on someone to get back to me about refills. They are on it! Ellen has always been so accommodating and kind. She has real love, commitment, empathy, and compassion for her clients.


April 29, 2021

Ellen is great. I can't wait each month for my session with her.


April 28, 2021

Ellen is great! She is tuned in. I am always impressed with the way she addresses my concerns. Thank you! You can also be proud of your Asheville receptionist. She is always helpful and focused.


April 23, 2021

I m really listened to and not judged. I m so happy to have a therapist/psychiatrist that is open to listen to me, help guide me and let me let her know how I would like to do my meds. Ellen is amazing !


April 21, 2021

I love how caring and compassionate Ellen is!


April 19, 2021

I really like their services.


April 19, 2021

Ellen is always very considerate, kind, and helpful.


April 15, 2021

I love Ellen and the virtual appointments are so easy to manage!


April 15, 2021

Ellen is great. She is always so helpful and kind.


April 14, 2021

My doctor is easy to talk to.


April 12, 2021

Use of telemed is a nice


April 12, 2021

Ellen goes above and beyond.


April 2, 2021

She is always able to help me with whatever we discuss.


April 2, 2021

She is awesome and extremely easy to talk to!


April 2, 2021

I was thankful that I just happened to get on my own personal computer and saw the email with the recent scheduled appointment. I am enjoying the ease of these Telehealth appointments as it takes less time to drive to your office so I can be more productive at work! I have recommended my youngest daughter, I believe Ellen or someone in your organization would be able to help her immensely.


January 8, 2021

Very down to earth and easy to talk to you.


December 21, 2020

You have been so helpful to me. Thank you for helping me put my life back together.


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 25, 2020

Our experience with Ellen Minier has been fantastic - she has gone far above the call of duty to help those we love. I would highly recommend Ellen for anyone.


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

Very pleased


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

Very good


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.


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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.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.