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Ellen Zosel

School-Based Therapist




Year Joined: 2024
Years of Experience: 1

College of St. Scholastica - BA in Psychology

Northwestern University - MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

More About Ellen Zosel

Clinical Interests:

I am interested in working with teens and emerging adults as the stages of development in those age demographics are of a particular interest to me. I have done a fair amount of personal reading and research in Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) and hope to pursue formal training one day. I am also interested in developing increased competence in work with eating disorders and/or disordered eating behavior. I would also like to pursue additional training in trauma-focused therapies such as EMDR or TFCBT, however I am still determining which modality will fit best with my approach to counseling.

Clinical Approach:

I consider myself to be an integrative psychodynamic therapist. I believe that it is beneficial to recognize that clients’ concerns often develop over time, and that acknowledging the ways in which unique experiences shape people can lead to a deeper understanding of the self. I resonate strongly with attachment theories and often will address the ways in which our connections with others in the world influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I am also person-centered in my approach and will allow the client to direct the therapy and develop their own goals. Some goals require a more solution-focused or directive approach at which point I may draw from CBT or DBT and allow for the client to provide feedback on what works for them and what may not.


I am an avid reader and movie-watcher in my free time. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two cats. I also enjoy many of the outdoor activities in the Duluth area such as hiking, trail running, and fishing. I am also a big fan of sports (especially American football) and love to watch games with family during the season.

Clinic Contact Info

Duluth Clinic

332 W. Superior Street, Suite 300
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 722-4379