My Approach to Helping
Hi! Thanks for stopping by!
Did you know that the relationship between you and your therapist is one of the most important factors in your success through therapy? That's right! This is why I believe in more relational, less clinical.
Simply put, I want to hear your story and together we can craft a plan for solutions when it comes to helping you. I believe in you from the moment you walk in my office, chat on the phone, or engage through video.
Again, thanks for considering my services, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
- Chad Summers
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
What Drives Me to Help You?
When I was a child, my parents? lifestyles were filled with problems related to their addictions, depression, and anxiety.
Growing up, I was hurting. I didn't understand why we moved from place to place or why my dad lost another job due to his alcoholism. As a teen, I stayed week after week at friends houses because I didn't want to stay at home.
My family and I experienced homelessness and my dad eventually went to prison for multiple DUIs. After I left for college, my mom began to spiral out of control, starting with prescription pills and finally meth addiction.
Over the years I tried to help from out of state, but when your loved one is in the throes of addiction and refuses to get help, the challenge is significant.
My faith, family, friends and years of counseling have helped me heal and thrive. In 2015, my parents passed away. The grief and loss I felt from their passing took years to process.
One of the most significant things that helped me was to go to a grief counselor. Through this experience, my coping skills improved.
My difficult experiences give me unique perspectives and empathy for people and situations that others may not fully understand because they haven't walked through those situations themselves.
I want to help you, your family and loved ones of all ages, kids, teens, adults, during some of the same challenges I faced.
I want to help you and your loved ones improve your coping skills, walk through the meaning of life issues, understand your own family history, the way you think, and the environment you're in so you can heal and thrive, too.