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Nathan J. Ellenson, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Hillsboro Clinic

Nathan Ellenson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a trained Parent-Child Interactive Therapist (PCIT) who brings nearly a decade of experience studying and working in mental health to the Mind Matters, P.C. clinical team. 

A graduate of North Dakota State University, Nathan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and a minor in Sociology before enrolling at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling.  Continuing his formal education in Massachusetts, Nathan completed a two-year Post-Masters Clinical Fellowship training program in 2012 with the School-Based Counseling Program of the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy (BIP).  

During his clinical fellowship, Nathan worked as a Mental Health Counselor at Hennigan Elementary School and its Early Learning Center (ELC) in Jamaica Plain, MA, where he conducted both individual and group therapy with young and school-age children.  Throughout his time at the ELC, Nathan took on responsibilities as Site Coordinator and Case Manager, served as a liaison between BIP clinicians and the school, and led a support group for teachers. 

Nathan also worked for two years as a Teacher's Assistant at Wheelock College, providing classroom supervision, and assistance with the development of course curriculum. 

The summer before moving west, Nathan quite bravely assumed responsibility for 19 first-graders in his role as Lead Counselor at the B-SAFE Summer Camp in Dorchester, MA.

Upon his arrival in the Pacific Northwest, Nathan began working as a Youth & Family Therapist at Youth Contact, Inc. in Hillsboro, OR, where he used a strength-based, action-oriented, problem-solving therapeutic approach to focus on the specific needs and goals of his patients and their families. 

When not at the office, Nathan enjoys spending time with his fiancé and his family, following the NFL, reading, hiking, biking, and exploring what Portland has to offer.