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Ellen Converse
Research Specialist, Center for Healthy Minds

Ellen is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Center for Healthy Minds and at UW-Madison’s Institute on Aging. She is working on the BeWell study under close supervision of Dr. Simon Goldberg. Her research interests lie in psychotherapy, specifically how therapist differences impact client outcomes, how clients experience psychotherapy, and how clients define success in psychotherapy. Ellen incorporates mindfulness in her personal life and hopes to incorporate it in her future career as a clinician. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her two cats.


B.A., Psychology with Honors, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Certificates (Minors) in Gender & Women's Studies and Criminal Justice

What does well-being mean to me?

To live with empathy and kindness, and to feel a sense of oneness with the world.