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Ellen Bachmeyer Psychotherapy, LCSW

Ellen Bachmeyer is a licensed psychotherapist in Florida and the founder of Empowering Thriving Women. She has 25 years of experience empowering women to express themselves in relationships, work, and community. Compassionate and solution-focused, she helps you quiet your mind’s inner chatter, work through obstacles, recognize strengths, build self-confidence, embrace beauty, and THRIVE!

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Florida
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Provider
Profile
“Here are some of the ways I know you are progressing: You start believing that you can do whatever you put your mind to, you know that meaning and happiness come from your heart, you feel empowered to take charge of your life, you have better relationships with the people you care about, and you focus on what’s important to you and no longer sweat the small stuff.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My interest in working with women started with a college course at the University of Denver on the psychology of women. This was revolutionary back in the 1970s and my parents really wanted me to do something more traditional. So, I became an elementary school teacher for a few years. But my heart wasn’t in it and I became a bodyworker with specialized training in how the body holds (and can release) the effects of trauma. Still, that course on the psychology of women had a profound effect on me, so I went on to receive a master’s degree and licensure in clinical social work and started to work in the field of empowering women and making a difference in their quality of life.
What should someone know about working with you?
Making that first phone call can be frightening and takes courage. We start with an introductory phone call and explore what’s on your mind. It’s a time for you to ask any questions you may have and we begin our connection together. If it feels like a good fit, we’ll schedule an appointment. Here are some of the ways I know you are progressing: You start believing that you can do whatever you put your mind to, you know that meaning and happiness come from your heart, you feel empowered to take charge of your life, you have better relationships with the people you care about, and you focus on what’s important to you and no longer sweat the small stuff.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that beneath every challenge lies wisdom and knowledge, whether you are experiencing a divorce, a loss, caregiving, parenting, career changes, or retirement. In those times when we see only darkness, there is a new beginning. At a time when women’s voices are so needed, I believe you need to discover your inner strength and fully express your brilliance to the world. I know that beyond these challenges there is an opportunity to live an empowered, meaningful, and passionate life.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am thrilled about telehealth because it allows more people to access help. I look forward to working with a wider audience of clients who are truly invested in living an empowered life.
“At a time when women’s voices are so needed, I believe you need to discover your inner strength and fully express your brilliance to the world.”
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