My Approach to Helping
PROFESSIONAL, PERSONAL, EFFECTIVE COUNSELING
Welcome to Two Rivers Counseling!
At Two Rivers Counseling, I offer professional therapeutic services for four different populations:
1) Couples in grief and loss.
2) Families experiencing difficulties.
3) Individuals suffering from traumatic experiences.
4) Men of all ages who are making tough life decisions.
As we sit in the nurturing environment of the therapy room or walk together along the tree-lined trails of Forest Park, we collaborate to identify the change you hope to make in your life. My approach to therapeutic change emphasizes the interconnections and secure attachments between people, the stories that we create for ourselves, and the mending of dysfunctional thought patterns.
I listen deeply and carefully to individuals, couples, and
family as they tell their stories. I work with the connections
between people. How change or lack of change causes
something to happen somewhere else in the system (systems
theory). I look for the secure and insecure attachments that
exist between each person and their family members,
partners, friends, and co-workers.
I help people who have experienced trauma. We work
together to abandon old harmful brain connections that are
painful. We reprocess the old, and forge new, functional, and
life-affirming brain pathways.
Where there are old, tired, and dysfunctional stories that hold
people back, I help them to build new stories and to repair
With a cup of hot tea or a glass of cold water at our side, we
can sit in a chair, or on the floor, or stand up to stretch and
breathe in the nurturing surround of the therapy room.
Sharing, listening, and learning from the past, and visioning
what the future can be.
We can grab a coat and head out the door for the unique
therapeutic connection that takes place on a walk and talk
session in Forest Park. It is the same bi-lateral right/left
brain stimulation that for generations has helped people to
think more clearly and move forward with their lives.
Aborigines on walkabouts, the walking meditation of
Christian and Buddhist monks, swaying with babies.