About Ellen Minier, MSN, BSN, PMHNP-BC
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.
Education & Certification
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
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC
Member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Certified as a Suboxone Prescriber
Board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
“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.
“Ellen Minier was just great.. knowledgeable, thoughtful, caring. I have hope for my treatment that I haven’t had in a long while.” ~ A.S.
“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” ~ H.C.
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Alcohol Use
- Autism Spectrum
- Pre-Surgery Evaluation
- Bipolar Disorder
- Head/Brain Trauma
- Cognitive Disorder
- Developmental Disability
- Dissociative Disorder
- Drug Use
- Eating Disorder
- Invega Treatment
- LGBTQ Population
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Pain Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Suboxone Treatment
- Vivitrol Treatment