DISCOVER THE WISDOM WITHIN
Private Individual Therapy
At times, life can feel overwhelming… a sense of feeling stuck, lost, confused, or feeling as if we don’t have the courage to be our true self can creep in, causing feelings of anxiety and depression. This can leave us wondering, “Is this really all there is to life?”
On the other hand, past events can create pain and disturbances, which block us from being able to create the life that is meant for us. Situations arise that can be difficult to navigate. Some of the ways we cope with life may no longer serve us and could begin to cause issues in our relationships and present life situation. We may begin to feel empty, feeling as if life has no meaning.
Reaching out and stepping into the therapy room requires bravery. It takes courage to be vulnerable. It takes strength to release pain and begin to heal. Therapy is not about weakness or sickness. It is about reigniting the feeling of being alive: experiencing wonder, enjoyment, and satisfaction in life. Facing yourself through this process is the way of the inner warrior, returning to the root of self. It is a journey into the self and then back into the world changed and transformed, with new perspectives and new ways of being.
Life is about cycles, birth and death, youth and maturity, the four seasons, inner life and outer life. Many times throughout our lives we will face these cycles and some will be more difficult to navigate than others. During these times, it can be helpful to have a guide to navigate through the emotions, logic, and fear. In our work, we will follow the path that leads to your inner wise guidance system - Intuition.
People seek out a counselor or therapist for a variety of reasons. Therapy can benefit almost anyone. Some people come to therapy seeking help with anxiety, depression, excessive worry, communication problems, poor coping skills, traumatic experiences, parenting difficulties, chronic pain, and grief and loss.
People also come to therapy seeking increased life satisfaction, self-exploration, a willingness to look inward, a thirst for a deeper meaning and purpose in life, a wish to hone their artistic talents, or a guide to a more spiritual and meaningful path.
There is Hope! The brain and nervous system have the ability to create new neural pathways throughout our lives. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! New pathways are created through new experiences, new behaviors, and new ways of thinking and feeling emotions. In therapy, we will create an environment to cultivate new pathways, traversing old, unhelpful systems.
Creative & Artistic Individuals
For creatively gifted individuals, the path to identifying your greatest talent and excelling at it can be vague and present unforeseen roadblocks. Vocations in fields such as fine and performing arts, invention, and creative entrepreneurship often don't have clear ladders to success, whereas each step to becoming an accountant, engineer, or teacher is well mapped out in most universities curricula. So, what should a person do if they want to become an inventor, a writer, a healer, an artist, or a musician? Creative high school and college students who want to embark in these fields have a much harder time trying to determine an ideal trajectory through school and in life. Studies show that an ambiguous career path is one of the biggest obstacles creative people have to overcome. Being creatively gifted seldom means already possessing all the tools necessary to flourish in the educational system or in the world of business.
Learn to harness your gifts and expand your ability to create a meaningful ladder to success. I offer private counseling and psychotherapy sessions with an understanding of the strengths and challenges to creative people. If you are ready to gain energy towards the achievement of your goals, please call me. Together we can explore the best direction forward.
Over a decade ago, I had the honor of helping to get CLEOS, The Creativity Laboratory of the Exploration of Optimal States, up and running. CLEOS is the brainchild of Dr. Barbara Kerr, a distinguished professor at the University of Kansas. It is a program to assist junior high and high school students with unique and creative abilities in articulating their ideal future and gaining deeper insight into the development of their highest self-expression.
Check out this brilliant project where I counseled hundreds of exceptional people: