Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, MDiv, APCC
No one gets to choose our family of origin, our physical attributes, our socioeconomic background, ethnicity, or our academic acumen. Many of us grew up in environments that did not support the healthy development of our identity, ability to connect well with others, stand up for our own viewpoints and preferences, problem solve, manage personal responsibilities, set goals, and resolve relational conflicts. Our coping skills to address the pain, loss, stress, and despair are not working or non-existent. We sometimes wonder if our lives could be different, happier, more purposeful, positive, and gratifying. The answer is YES!