"A ship is always safe when it is in a harbor, but that is not what ships were built for." -- William Shedd
It may not feel like it at the moment, but you are made of more then you think you are, you are capable of more then you believe you can do, and you are proficient at overcoming the suffering you are facing right now. It means venturing in new waters and places that are sometimes unknown, perhaps a bit scary too, but with the right plan and support, change is possible. Just looking here took courage, it a sign that you are contemplating change in your life. There is a saying in my profession: People do not change until the pain of staying the same, exceeds the pain of changing. I encourage you to continue exploring what you are feeling. Take the steps needed to move forward in your life. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
Psychotherapy and counseling are about creating a safe environment for a client, both an actual comfortable and safe "real space" and a place of trust in our hearts and heads. This needs to be a non-judgmental space where a person from any walk of life can feel at home and welcomed. The process is about compassionate listening, collaboration, and creating a place where healthy growth can happen over time.
My associate, Andrea Gary and I bring 25 years of counseling experience to our work together. In those years, the most important thing we have learned about this process is the fundamental importance of a solid, trusting, professional relationship. This is key to your success and reaching your goals. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Please feel free to contact us by phone or email with any questions you may have.
James Huval and Andrea Gary