How did I get here? Why did I make those choices? Why do I feel so lost? What happened to me? Why don’t people like me? How did I let this happen? Am I even worth their time and effort? Do I even deserve to figure this all out? Why am I such a burden to others? Why can’t I ….? Why did they have to..?
These are all common questions that are birthed from places of unhealed pain, shame and hurt. When we live from this place of pain, we grieve, have poor boundaries, seek validation from others, feel insecure, and mismanage our priorities. We can’t seem to shed lingering anxiety and loneliness that makes it hard to live in our own skin. What’s worse is it’s hard to describe to others, we don’t sleep well, and honestly don’t know who to even trust to share our struggles with. So, they stay bottled up and we put on the socially acceptable version of us for others and pretend to be “fine.” In essence, we hide. If this sounds familiar, let’s connect! Life can be different. You don’t have to keep living this exhausted lifestyle. You deserve restoration. Unhealed pain isn’t always obvious, but it does need attention. If you are asking the questions above, are struggling with unhealthy relationship dynamics, have trust issues, identity issues, unresolved anger, bitterness, grief, or are battling substance or process addiction, let’s address what’s going on and start working towards discovering how to uncover and restore the best version of you! I will listen to your pain and sit in it with you as we work collaboratively to identify all the stuck places. We will create realistic plans of action, based on your desired outcomes, so you can start down the path toward discovering who you really are and believing that you truly are enough. You can achieve breakthrough in all the places you haven’t previously, but it will require commitment and dedication. I firmly believe we each live our best lives when they are built on solid Truth and not on bad information, so I strive to help you identify all the bad information that has driven your past unhealthy thoughts, sabotaging beliefs, and unwanted behaviors and patterns. We will work to replace these with healthy thoughts and actions that are built on the Truth of who you are. Together, we will anchor you in this Truth, identify needed soul care to heal past hurts, and break the cyclical chains of poor choice making and emotionally driven reactions to people, places and things. I have helped struggling teens and adults, just like you, for over 25 years restore their identities and step into their personal greatness through strengths-based therapy, honest guidance, practical hope, consistent support, and loving challenges. No matter where you are today, let’s rediscover and restore your honor, integrity, self-control, peace and joy, not by simply abandoning vices, but by pursuing Truth and sustainable change.