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Ellen Craine JD. LMSW-Clinical & Macro, ACSW.INHC

Ellen Craine

JD. LMSW-Clinical & Macro, ACSW. INHC

Ellen M. Craine is in private practice as a licensed clinical and macro social worker in the State of Michigan. She owns Craine Counseling and Consulting Group and has over 25 years of experience working with couples, families, groups, and individuals in a variety of capacities. She has been a divorce and family mediator and parenting coordinator, working with high-conflict co-parents to improve their ability to co-parent more effectively. Ellen is a relationship and life coach incorporating the science of success with her social work experience.

She served on the Michigan-National Association of Social Workers ethics committee for approximately 13 years and was the committee’s chairperson for one year. Utilizing this experience and passion for ethics, She also provides ethics consultations for social workers utilizing the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and a model she developed to help navigate the social work ethics maze.

An effective trainer and educator, Ellen teaches a variety of continuing education classes around ethics for social workers, including informed consent and Telehealth, subpoenas, loss and grief, custody and co-parenting issues, and Success Principles for social workers and others. She has presented workshops for the Michigan-National Association of Social Workers, Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, and others. You can see a full list of her offerings and upcoming events here. Furthermore, Ellen teaches part-time for Eastern Michigan University in the School of Social Work.

In addition to having her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, Ellen is also trained as an Elementary Education Waldorf Teacher for grades 1 – 8. She has a certificate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in Health Coaching and is a Certified Canfield Trainer in Jack Canfield’s Success Principles.

Ellen believes that we have to have more authentic conversations around our life journeys, particularly about loss and grief. She advocates that we need to acknowledge that most of the struggles people face have their roots in the losses they have experienced. These losses go beyond losing someone to death and can include divorce, loss of a job, and more. With loss come a variety of reactions we collectively call grief. Working through these grief reactions effectively facilitates a successful life journey. Ellen is passionate about empowering others on their lifelong journey through loss and grief and the use of an integrative wellness approach to healing.

She is a #1 International Bestselling Author in Women Who Dream and Women Who Empower. Both books are Kate Butler’s Impact Book Series. Ellen writes on the topics of childhood cancer, her own breast cancer journey, losing her husband to a brain tumor––and rising above the challenges presented by life. View her books here.

Ellen is a Co-Associate Producer of the documentary, Authentic Conversations: Deep Talk with the Masters, written, directed, and produced by LA Emmy nominated Dr. Angela Sadler Williamson. This documentary features interviews with Jack Canfield, Patty Aubrey, and Kate Butler. You can learn more about this documentary on IMDb here.

Ellen is available for speaking and training events and can be contacted at

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