Ellen Stockdale Wolfe worked her way through school, earning a BA from Barnard College, an MA in Special Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, an MLS in Library Science at Columbia University. She worked with autistic children in college and in graduate school. Ellen has Asperger's Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder herself and has written about her experiences of both and of learning to love.

She took courses in fiction and non-fiction writing at the School of General Studies at Columbia. Ellen was able to work for 30 years as a cataloguer, specializing in her college major and minor, art history and psychology, at Teachers College, Columbia University, Butler Library, Columbia University, the Frick Museum and the New-York Historical Society. In 2000 she left libraries to become a Reiki Master and pursue her early interests in photography, painting, and writing.

Her art work can be viewed on her web page:

Her book about her experience of Asperger's and Bipolar Disorder can be found at:


Fear of Fusion, the featured article and focus of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, vol. 13, no. 3, 1993

A nature column in the Millbrook Register Herald with the byline, Under the Black Birch from 2005-2010