My history as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist has been one of dedication to working with clarity, heart and good humor, for the purpose of facilitating insight and positive life change with all of my clients.  Today I am most interested in an intuitive and creative process that leans into awareness, feeling, and active elements of transformative work.  I consider it a privelege to witness courageous individuals create peaceful and productive lives.

I have been working in the field of personal growth and mental health for over thirty-five years.  I have training and practice in traditional  Psychotherapy and Narrative Therapy, Eating Awareness, Movement-based modalities, Yoga, Shiatsu, Polarity Therapy and more.  Years ago I partnered in creating a wholistic health education and treatment center in Rochester, NY, and in developing the Heartwork process for “creating a safe space for quiet and deep looking into the heart of the matter."    I designed and facilitated Woman’s Journey, a series of retreats, workshops, and groups for women,  to focus on the reclamation of those aspects of the feminine nature that have been lost across the centuries.   This array of experience richly informs my worldview and the responses that arise when I sit with people.  

In the more personal parts of my life, I enjoy many things:  family, friendship, making fused glass jewelery, other creative endeavors, anything outdoors (hiking, biking, golf, paddling, snowplay), NIA movement classes (taught by Jane Pagano), Yoga, books, films, music, travel, the sun.  I feel incredibly fortunate. 

I hold a B.A. from Muhlenberg College, and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  I maintain my status as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State.










Ellen Goldstein, LCSW

phone & fax: 585.271.2710

Rochester, New York