"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." Dr. Martin Luther King.
During these very trying and challenging times, we would like to extend our heart felt condolence to all who have been impacted by loss, pain, and suffering associated with racial, gender, and ethnic prejudice and disparities. We do not nor will we EVER condone and/or support physical, mental, and emotional harm/ injustices perpetrated onto others for ANY reason, especially race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ethnic differences. Difference is unique and imperative in our society and culture which should be nurtured, not oppressed.
It is also important that we recognize the continued impact that COVID-19 is having on our communities and wish ALL to be safe and well.
Our philosophy is to treat each and every person whom we encounter with respect, decency, and kindness that can be hard to find in such difficult times. Prejudice, judgment, exclusiveness, and stigma are some of the driving forces behind what we do as we try to decrease their impact on individuals within our community. We don't believe in a "one size fits all" approach as it is a detriment to healing.
Tristan Petty, MA, LPC/MHSP
They say counseling is for "those who are weak".
Contrary to what many may believe, asking for help is not a sign of weakness or a shameful thing. As a matter of fact, it is a sign of strength! Taking that step toward self-care, even if it's just for extra support or a boost in life, it shows that you care enough about your own well-being to do something about it. No, it's not a quick fix for all things that ail people, but it's enough to know that you are never alone. In this day and time when things are hard for most people, it's important to have an objective person in your corner that can and will give you the time and space to decompress, rejuvenate, BE HEARD.
You can live and live well!
Your Greatest Self.
So often the things we do and experience tend to mirror how we live our adult lives. Wouldn't it be great to conquer those negative thoughts, fears, poor sense of self-worth, and barriers to seeing yourself for the great person that you are and can be? You are a valuable person, an individual who can change the impact history has had on you and your life! Counseling is not a sign of weakness, it can be a new start to begin living as your authentic self.