If you are looking for an eclectic therapist who truly listens with an open mind, creates meaningful dialogue with the intention of self exploration and has a large ‘toolbox’ with evidence-based resources, then I would be honored to be considered. Over the years I have discovered true emotional healing and a holistic view of Self come from creating bridges between the Mind (thoughts and habits), Body (feelings and intuitions) and Spirit (a person’s connection with something greater than themselves by Whatever Name). I feel the intentional life lived along with over15 years of therapeutic experience and 18 years as an ordained Interfaith Minister provides a well rounded background to guide Clients into a true balance of Mind, Body and Spirit. As a Pastoral Counselor and student of non-traditional spiritual wisdom from ancient and indigenous teachings to New Age or Thought practices, we can integrate your own spiritual beliefs into the therapeutic process as needed or desired. The primary Therapeutic model I use is Internal Family Systems (IFS) and because of the extensive training received, I am considered an IFS Informed Therapist by the IFS Institute. Other primarytherapeutic tools used are, Mindfulness, Focusing, CBT, and Mindful Parenting.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Internal Family Systems
PA LPC PC006128
Ellen really cares about her patients, she is attentive to detail and focuses on my needs. I know that she is always there and ready if I need her. She truly is the definition of “a big hug”. I look forward to talking with her every week.
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Rev. Schipul has been my therapist since 2022. Since engaging in therapy, she has made me feel much lighter and she has given me the tools to process my thoughts and emotions and recognize day to day triggers. She has also helped me set appropriate boundaries. Her style allows me to freely discuss what is on my mind and she ensures I leave each session with takeaways and tools to improve my well-being.
Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Ellen for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders
Thanks for your help. It has really helped me.
Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 1 month on issues concerning coping with life changes
Ellen is a warm hearted, conscientious person who understands what it means to have struggles, and that sometimes all we need is a shoulder to cry on, while other times we need to be aware of changes; she shifts gears as needed imperceptibly. Safe and strong support through good and bad times. She's like a hug!
Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
I have just begun therapy with Rev. Schipul and feel supported as I work through a transitional phase in my life. Feeling heard and understood without judgement or rejection is helping me to move forward. I am dealing with issues in myself that have been buried for decades. Things are making sense to me in a new way and Rev. Schipul has already played an important role in that process.
Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Rev. Schipul has helped me work through a number of issues (present and past). She really listens to me and offers excellent advice and guidance. I always feel heard and supported in our sessions.
Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Ellen for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues