Change is a constant: Within us, external to us, and throughout the Universe in which we live. Evolution of the world around us and our need to evolve with it have proven to be vital to the success, exuberance, and celebration that is our Human experience. Our choices? Battling the inevitable changes that will occur in our life, or to engage with them as opportunity; to be at war with the transitions and difficult events of our existence, or learn to view and use these aspects of life as invitations to Wisdom. We must re-claim the Spirit and Freedom we sometimes lose in the face of our battles with change.
At the Group Room, we understand that these battles can take the familiar forms and tired language of addiction, dependence, depression, anxiety, divorce, isolation, and a host of other processes and names as methods to cope. Yet my understanding and approach to these issues as a human being who has chosen to be a therapist is to view these events not as optional or aberrant, but necessary and vital. The notion of addiction is not left for the unfortunate few, but is very much a part of all human experience; merely pick your poison. Attachment to something (a feeling, a process, a drug, a person, refusing to change, I could go on forever...) seems to be mandatory for all of us. The question becomes: How then, do I reclaim my Freedom of choice?
We believe the answers lie in our shared humanity; in our desire and ability to connect with others that we might share in their acquired Wisdom. We believe that in all human experience there lies a commonality, a Oneness. Though our joys, challenges and questions be varied, and the options many, we believe solutions begin in that Oneness...in our ability to be human with each other. When you call the Group Room, you will not be catagorized as a mental health malady...but welcomed significantly as a human person, being introduced to some aspect of change. My goal is to help you discover your true potential and Freedom to 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 incorporate the challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will uncover and understand long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from transforming change into opportunity.
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, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Please call or email me for an individual, group or family/couple therapy consultation today.