Ellen provides office based services in her Ellsworth, Maine office, in your home, walking in a beautiful, natural setting near Acadia National Park or as a phone or Skype consultation. She provides a professional, confidential environment that has built in flexibility and comfort to meet your needs.
Option Process® Counseling/Coaching
This is a focused question/ conversation based service that will help you to become "your own best expert" and to uncover the things that hold you back in overcoming adversity or achieving what you what for your life. By being a facilitator and "midwife" to your process, I have been especially trained by the Option Institute International Learning and Training Center™ in Sheffield, Massachusetts to help you uncover limiting thoughts and beliefs, and on your own terms change or modify how you think to better serve you in reaching your goals. This is a focused, short term work that includes the goal of leaving you with tools to continue to achieve your goals and reach your desired level of happiness and contentment in your life.
Autism and Special Needs consulting
Dealing with Autism and other developmental and learning differences can be very trying for families and children alike. This service can support you in helping your loved one achieve all they can be, while maintaining a sense of self and balance in your life. Ellen has been there, and has implemented, studied and continues to support many treatments, diets and other services that can help your loved one reach their full potential. In many cases this can be loss of diagnosis! Come talk to Ellen, a teacher, educator, and most of all a mother who has been there and is actively "doing that" with her child!
Parenting and Schooling Consultation and Support
Parenting is one of the toughest... and most rewarding jobs on the planet. Ellen can help you sort out issues that arise in parenting, as well as help you figure out learning challenges your child might be facing. Helping every child and family be as happy and effective as they can be is the goal of this service, as well as offering special support to those parents who chose to educate their children at home. Ellen is a certified teacher, and Special Education Teacher and a Developmental Therapist, as well as a homeschooling Mom. Through training and experience, she is able to help you help those wonderful children in your life become all they can be.
** Ellen is also available to complete homeschooling portfolio reviews for Maine Home schooled students.**
What people are saying about Ellen's work:
"The Option Process Dialogue has helped me learn a lot about myself and has allowed me to work through problems and feelings I was unsure how to handle.
With Ellen as my mentor, I feel safe, supported and not judged, while at the same time given the opportunity to explore myself in ways I never dreamed possible."
-Linda Neleski, Parent and professional
"Ellen's focused attention during our sessions has provided me with the environment to move through and beyond some of my muddled beliefs, to a point of greater clarity. What has delighted me the most is achieving a different view of my beliefs days and even weeks after a session. That is truly amazing, and tremendously helpful and hopeful!"