The Rev Ellen Dionna is a minister ordained in the Church of Spiritual Sciences. She is a therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience, and is adjunct faculty with the Rowe Center's Spiritual Guidance Program. She has been leading workshops in the field of personal growth for 40 years, including Vision Quests and Women's Wisdom weeks during the many years she and her husband lived in wilderness Vermont.
Ellen received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, her Masters in Social Work from Simmons College in Boston, and has completed a 2 year course of study in The Art of Spiritual Guidance from Silver Dove Institute for Spiritual Development. She has studied shamanic practice with Native American teachers, including a 2 year apprenticeship with Bernardo Piexoto, a Brazillian Amazonian shaman, and in the US and England with John and Caitlin Matthews, Celtic scholars and shamans. Ellen is member of the Mountain Lion Clan of Walkers-Between-the-Worlds.
As ordained clergy, Ellen performs wedding ceremonies and celebrations, and preaches widely in UU congregations.
She has taken some training as a watercolor artist and is self-taught in the art of collage. Her collage prints are available as Notecards and prints. She has led collage workshops in Vermont and Pennsylvania.
She has been married for 40 years to her soul-mate, Rev. Arthur Hover, is the mother and step-mother of eight grown children and "Gram" to eleven grandchildren. It is her destiny on this Earth-plane to help illumine the path for those who seek to live their most authentic and spiritually rich lives.
Ellen conducts her private practice in her home in Dover Pennsylvania.
"Ellen was able to open my eyes to a world of spirituality that I needed.
She has a unique talent to see past the obvious and reach into real issues and thoughts people try to understand. She embodies empathy, understanding, and the ability to lovingly give advice to the confused. She can laugh, sing, and bring out happiness in people who may not know it would ever again exist.
Her comfortable interaction with people of many different faiths has shown me the true spirit of love and what all of us must try to attain as humans."