Our purpose is to add value to the lives of our clients by helping them to know their own unique worth and lead an authentic, courageous, and joyful life. We are passionate about personal and professional growth and believe we all have unique gifts we bring to the world. Our counseling services reflect these values.
The Following are Key Tenants of Our Philosophy:
Respectful: Acceptance and appreciation of each of our clients are vital. We also work to help each individual develop greater self-acceptance and belief in one’s self.
Person-Centered: Our counseling services are customized to your unique needs and style. We recognize there are multiple pathways to growth based on your own unique strengths, resiliencies, needs, preferences, experiences, and cultural background in all of its diverse representations. We do not take a one-size fits all approach.
Strengths-Based: As counselors, we strongly believe in building on the unique gifts and talents, coping abilities, and inherent worth of individuals. By building on these strengths, one’s potential is multiplied exponentially.
Values-Based: We support the clarification and movement towards one’s deepest life values. Often, what this means is making a choice between decisions or behaviors based on fear and decisions or behaviors based on one’s values. In the long run, living a life based on your values provides the greatest source of satisfaction, meaning, and fulfillment.
Holistic: Any undertaking of change, growth and wellness encompasses an individual’s whole life, including mind, body, spirit, and community. Spirit includes connecting with one’s deeper life values and community refers to belonging, support and other social needs. We recognize that as human beings, we are complex and the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit influences health and well-being.
Empowering: You can gain control over your destiny by knowing and expressing your needs, wants, desires, and aspirations. We will practice this in the counseling process so you can begin applying this to your life.
Self-Directed: Counseling is a partnership between the counselor and the client in the healing process. Autonomy is respected and independence encouraged.
Responsibility: Clients have a personal responsibility for their own self-care and work towards growth outside of structured individual or group sessions with their counselor. Taking steps towards goals takes great courage and strength.
Non-Linear: Change and growth is not a step-by-step process as much as we’d like for it to be. Rather, it involves continuous growth, occasional setbacks, and learning from experience. The key is to trust that change, healing, and growth are possible and to be willing to try new things along the way. Whether you are making a career change, or healing a relationship, there are steps forward, setbacks, and unplanned opportunities. Awareness is the first step forward.
Hope-Filled: We believe that people can – and do – overcome the obstacles that confront them. We believe in the inherent worth of each individual. We believe that we all have unique gifts that we bring to the world and that everyone benefits when we can express these gifts authentically and share them with others.
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