Referring Providers

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 Specialties

  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bariatric Surgery Evaluation
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disability
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Drug Use (non-opioid)
  • Opioid/Pain Med Use
  • Eating Disorder
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
  • Hoarding
  • Invega Treatment
  • LGBTQ+ Care
  • OCD
  • Pain Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychosis
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sex / Pornography Addiction
  • Somatoform Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vivitrol Treatment
  • 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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“Ellen was incredible. We finally feel that we are in good hands with a provider and feel comfortable knowing that she has Isabella’s best interests at heart and truly cares”

- K.D.

“I have never been treated with such respect and concern for my well being. I absolutely love this office and personnel. I have the best Practitioner ever, Ellen. If you’re looking for someone that truly cares about your well being, request her. She’s so compassionate and on target with exactly what your individual needs are. I love this place ❤️”

- S.F.

"My provider is Ellen Minear. I am so grateful I was lucky enough to meet her and share my struggles. She is genuine and is concerned about how I feel. She has been knowledgeable, compassionate and professional at every appointment. In person and via Skype. I have had so many disappointing experiences with therapists and medication it is with high regard that I recommend Ellen."

- D.O.

“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.”

- W.C.

“I was very pleased with Ellen Minier! I felt more comfortable with Ellen’s knowledge and experience with depression and complex PTSD than any provider ever! Highly recommend!”

- T.N.

“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.”

- A.S.

“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.”

- M.L.

“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 knowledgeable she is and so excited for her to aid in my recovery.”

- A.N.

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.