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Ellen H Weiland LCSW

ellen H. Weiland LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker    (Retired)

Mental Health Practice and Consultation


Life can be seen as a hero's journey, (see Joseph Campbell The Hero With the Thousand Faces). Each of us hears countless greater or lesser calls inviting us into the excitement of life.

In denial of these calls, we can find ourselves frozen or incapacitated.

In response to these calls we experience the never ending challenges of finding support and direction, passing the monsters who would sustain our entropy, and keep us from fulfillment.

We might gestate for an eternity in the darkness of the belly of the whale, then ride the seemingly endless roller coaster of difficult trials, briefly catching the boon -- that gold ring, or the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, only to hasten beyond any celebration.

We might be consumed by more monster guardians of the threshold waiting to speed our demise.

We may even return home wanting to share this miracle experience, only to hear yet another call and find ourselves rushing another round.

Well my hero and heroin, where on this journey do you find yourselves?

  • incapacitated
  • lacking support
  • need help passing the guardians
  • tired of sitting idly waiting in the belly of the whale?
  • is the Road of Trials too dark and long
  • are you lost in the labyrinth, unable to find your way home?
  • is your road map of directions illegible or lost altogether?
  • are you bogged down in the mundane, unable to find satisfaction and joy in
  1. self
  2. relationship
  3. work
  4. recreation

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