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“The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives."​

-Louise Hay


About Ellen

Who am I? My name is Ellen Bucciarelli. I am a Certified Professional Coach specializing in transitions, retirement and business who finds joy helping others find their way.  I am a painter, cellist, writer and art therapist. I love working in watercolors. It relaxes me, gives me a sense of freedom, and helps me express my feelings. I've been a business owner most of my adult life. I challenge myself by continuously setting new goals to work towards, which gives me the opportunity to grow and support my dreams. 

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Maggie, my Cavalier King Charles spaniel and I are Therapy dog team.  

“Paint Your Destiny”  offers coaching & consulting in the areas of life transition, business and retirement.  We also specialize in art therapy and animal assisted therapy.  I am here to help you.   

With retirement around the corner, are you afraid of isolating, having too much time on your hands, or feeling lost, and alone with unstructured days?  Are you anticipating missing your coworkers and old life?

Are you making a transition in your life, and are unsure of where you are headed?

If you are looking for more of an intentional life with awareness and growth, we can work together to exceed your expectations, realize your dreams, and achieve your goals, all while embracing a creative lifestyle.

We’ll re-evaluate your life. You’ll find confidence, will practice self care and the freedom to love yourself.

With me in your corner, we’ll determine what’s important for this new and exciting chapter of your life. Together we will uncover obstacles that may be sabotaging your success and blocking your fulfillment. We will discover your creative passion, while making an intentional effort to nurture and develop it. You can expect me to help you stay focused, on track, and accountable.

Whatever your goals, have a little faith.  I’m right there with you and you’re right where you’re meant to be. Let’s start moving forward together today!

“Animal-assisted therapy can reduce pain and anxiety in people

with a range of health problems.”

-Mayo Clinic

I am a CPC (Certified Professional Coach)  and ELI-MP (Energy Leadership Index-Master Practitioner) certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), specializing in business and life transition coaching.

I am an Art Therapist, ATR-BC, who has been practicing for over 25 years, with a Master’s degree in Art Therapy.  I also hold a Masters degree in Teaching in Art for grades K-12.

Fun Fact: All artwork featured on this website are my personal works of art.

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Business Coaching

Businesses have changed so much in recent times, haven’t they? ​

Are you feeling alone facing the responsibility of business growth? Are you worried you’ll lose your business? Is your business stagnating?

I can help you grow your business, improve as a leader by developing your skills. You’ll have new ideas, honest analysis, and be challenged not to make the same mistakes over. 

Each session we will set goals. I will keep you focused and accountable. 

Regardless of where you’re at, you’re doing the best for your customers, staff and community. As a certified professional  coach , I help clients like you make the transitions from the unknown to the known. We can’t control what’s going on in the world but we can control how we respond to it. What would it cost you to not take control of your future?  As a business owner I've seen businesses flourish and close up shop, as I've experienced both the joy and pain of entrepreneurship.  Working with me will empower you to Invest in yourself and know that you can have the feeling of control, clarity and confidence during these times. It’s yours to have.

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What would it be like to have someone guide you through the rough waters, and support you as you chart your next course?

Business Coaching

“Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.”

-Eileen Miller

Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Art Therapy and the creative process enables you to express yourself without words. Learning and growing is possible through self- expression.

A picture tells a thousand words, and because art is a symbolic language, you can process your emotions visually.  Deep meaning is revealed and change occurs from within.

Art is relaxing. It can release and reduce stress as well as increase self-esteem and self- confidence.  I work with young adults ages 18-up through later life.

I address various issues throughout life stages. Art work is discussed through a variety of art mediums.

We will work through the different issues that adults often face throughout the years. Anxiety, fear, depression, and obsessive thinking are some of the symptoms that can be reduced while creating art work and just talking.

Art Therapy also helps with socialization and communication skills. You will learn to articulate your thoughts and feelings represented in your artwork. I will help you discover yourself and your unconscious perceptions, beliefs, thoughts and feelings.

Art Therapy is also a creative way to help with memory loss for people experiencing stress with emotional and mental challenges. It is very effective with those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Art triggers dormant memories and emotions. It can help bring lost memories back to conscious awareness.

Art Therapy is personal to me because I have experienced the power of the creative process in my own work as well as in others. We need art to feel fulfilled. I promote Life Coaching and Art Therapy as a means of discovery and change.

Both modalities are process oriented and both together and separately help you reach a new level of awareness while making lasting changes and attaining your goals.

Reach out today to schedule a discovery call!


What Clients are Saying

"I have always wanted to be a writer and took some writing classes but there was something holding me back- a lack of newness and vitality. When I needed some more hands on help, I knew Ellen could draw my gifts out with her creativity as an artist, writer and musician. She helped me set goals and break through limitations.Ellen encouraged me to try new ideas and techniques. She helped me with the written word - to describe nature- a passion of mine. It was very helpful and set me in motion. She always leaves me  with key points and encouragement! On top of everything else, it's like having my own personal cheerleader! I enjoy our coaching sessions each week."

-  Roe McN

 "I have been working with Ellen as a coach to help me with the small business we own. We were severely impacted by the coronavirus. We shut down for several weeks, laid off all of our employees, and saw a significant downturn in sales. Over the last few months that I have worked with Ellen we applied for and received the PPP loan, we brought back several of our employees, devised a plan to safely reopen, and our sales have been increasing. With Ellen’s coaching I was able to tackle some tough business decisions. She helped me tremendously by providing clarity during a stressful time. Every session we set goals and review progress. Her manner is soothing and knowledgeable. She has a business background, as well as excellent coaching skills. I am continuing my sessions with her as I have found them to be invaluable."

- Sally C.

"I worked with Ellen for several months and she helped me dig deep into my own perceptions and thoughts that were creating challenges in my professional and personal life. During our time together, Ellen taught me strategies to change my mindset, consider how my past experiences impact my decision-making, and develop goals and action steps to move me forward. I highly recommend Ellen if you are seeking a transformational experience."

- M. B.

"I enjoyed my coaching sessions with Ellen and found them helpful in starting my own business.  Ellen has strong active listening skills and an insightful, warm communication style.  She partnered with me to get through my procrastination and develop a coaching plan that worked for me.  Highly recommend! "

- Linda W.


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Tel. 845-729-1310

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