Ellen Craine


Ellen Craine


Professions: Social Worker, Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Master's Social Worker Clinical and Macro - 6801061318
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability


31874 Northwestern Highway
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334
2531 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

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My Approach to Helping

As a social work ethics consultant, I use a model called "The 5 Pillars for Navigating the Social Work Ethics Maze" that I developed. This model includes referencing the NASW Code of Ethics and relevant standards for different practice areas as appropriate. I consult with individual social workers and clinics and help them develop best practices from a social work ethics perspective. I, also, provide training for social workers on a variety of topics.

I have now completed the Core Supervision training through Michigan-NASW and provide social work supervision for LLMSW social workers who are seeking supervision as a requirement for getting their LMSW. My 25+ years of experience in the field is used to provide this supervision combined with my experience in helping social workers navigate ethical challenges.

As a social work therapist, I look at the whole person and works with each person to design a treatment plan that is in your best interests regardless of who you are. I use a variety of modalities including but not limited to: journaling; art, nature, music, cognitive-behavioral and talk therapy. The modalities used is determined with you based on your comfort level, experience, motivation, and need. I also use my own life experience when appropriate to help support you on your life journey.

As a parenting coach, I use my experience as a mediator since 1996, parenting coordinator, therapist and parent to assist parents with their parenting or co-parenting struggles. the goal is to cooperatively create resolution that is fair and equitable to parents and their children as much as possible.

More Info About My Practice

Ellen Craine has more that 25 years of experience in working with individuals and families in a variety of areas. She has over 20 years of experience as a parenting coordinator and mediator.

Current fees:

Ethics Consulting: $150hr with free initial phone contact

Counseling: $150hr with free initial phone contact; Receipt provided for out of network insurance reimbursement.

Parenting Coaching: $150hour with free initial phone contact

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I feel particularly adept at helping people work through loss and grief issues related to death, divorce, separation because of my vast experience in working with clients in these areas and my own personal experiences.
I am also very skilled at assisting social workers navigate ethical dilemmas via my vast experience as a prior ethics committee member for the MI-NASW and years of teaching and consulting in this area.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to empower people to resolve issues in their life on their own. It is also to provide emotional support, but not to create a dependency on the therapist.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Loss and grief related to diagnosis of cancer (pediatric and adult) regardless of prognosisrnLoss and grief related to divorceseparation rnMarital counseling rnRelationship counselingrnCaregiver stress regardless of who is being cared forrnChildrenadolescents with OCDrnClinical supervision for LLMSW social workersrnEthics consultations for social workersrnWorkshops for social workers on a variety of topics including informed consent and subpoenas

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Parent Work

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