Beau Elkington, LICSW, LADC
- Addiction medicine
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- Mental Health and Addiction Therapy
- Co-occurring Disorders
- Harm Reduction
- Abstinence Based Approaches
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
Beau Elkington, LICSW, LADC is a licensed therapist specializing in addiction medicine at New Ulm Medical Center Clinic.
Hometown: Virginia, MN
Practice Philosophy: I use CBT, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness in my approach to treating addiction.
What are you passionate about and why? I'm passionate about empowering patients to fulfill their potential because it gives me a sense of joy.
If you weren't a health care provider, what would you be? Zen monk practicing in a monastery.
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? I became a provider to help others with something that I'm passionate about.
What is something you have learned from your patients? Wisdom and compassion.
What is one of the challenges of this career you enjoy? And why? I really enjoy navigating the multitude of complex situations that occur daily.
What is your personal health goal? Limit sugar and carbs, and increase intake of whole foods.
What is the best thing you've done for your health or the best health advice you've received? Instead of doing "diets," commit to a "lifestyle change."
What are you most proud of? Being a good father.
What are a few of your personal achievements? Completion of two master's degrees despite consistent adversity.
- Addiction medicine
- Augsburg University
Current licenses and certifications
- Board certified clinical supervisor
- St. Joseph's Hospital
Years of experience
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Major health plans we participate in
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we participate in
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)