Since 1988, Ellen has maintained a full time private practice in Paoli, PA. as a therapeutic masseuse, stress reduction therapist and educator of mind-body therapies and self healing. She conducts workshops for health professionals, develops health/stress maintenance programs for socially responsible communities on the front line, and facilitates support groups for lay persons invested in reclaiming one's health.

  • "Began developing women circles to facilitate and support women through the transitional process of midlife through peri- menopausal life

  • In 1998 the registered/trademark of BodyWord® became official as an original body of work as a body psychotherapy. BodyWord® tracks how one's personal spoken language can provide an experience of embodied meaning when aligned with one's feelings and somatic awareness to encourage present moment awareness.

  • Current private practice in Paoli, PA. as well as in Philadelphia

  • Co-founder and visionary developer of a wellness center in the Great Valley business corridor. Business role included the design phase of center layout for clinical practice, educational and cultural forums, procuring traditional and alternative health professionals for occupancy, overseeing all business and group meetings during initial community building phases, creating contexts for collaborations between health professionals, interfacing with business sector for potential corporate clientele.

  • Work at PA Gestalt Center workshops for 15 years in capacity of BodyWord® therapist administering healing therapeutic massage with supportive emotional processing to individuals that attend the three day weekend intensives.

  • Worked on Body oriented therapy with individuals beset with lifelong histories of mental and emotional illnesses as an alternative to traditional talk therapy through Gheel House in Kimberton, PA. and Adagie Village in Chester County, PA.

  • Co-partnered for 10 years Pinebrook Professional Center, a wholistic center in Paoli, PA.

  • Worked for nine years with Dr. Mitch Merriam, D.C. at Chiropractic Arts and Rehab Center in Lionville, PA. administering medical massage with relaxation techniques.

  • Offers seminars and weekend workshops on self healing, visualization techniques, and principles of holistic health.

  • Taught basic levels of hatha yoga and relaxation techniques to individuals seeking greater understanding of the mind-body connection for over 25 years.

  • Maintained ongoing group therapies on self healing for individuals beset with chronic immune disorders.

  • Co-founded The Breathing Space, a holistic center outside of Reading, PA. in Mohnton, PA. Taught women spiritual midwifery (a preparatory course on the emotional and psychological issues women embody and the affect they may have on labor). Taught yoga, basic holistic health courses and administered therapeutic massage.

  • She is a professional clinical member of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy (USABP) as well as the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).