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“A step may be the beginning of a great journey”

In life the first step is always the most difficult for people, the same can be said about therapy. Introducing oneself to someone they just met, trusting a stranger with their thoughts and feelings can be a truly intimidating experience. The purpose of therapy is to provide a safe space for a person to take the first step on the journey of healing and the personal growth that follows.

Therapy is fluidic and follows an integrative, and adaptable path determined by the client’s goals. Each client is different, requiring a unique approach, in order that they gain the most out of the environment and experience. Let’s create your personal “sanctuary”/safe space together. What’s important to you to live a healthy, balanced, and meaningful life? Peace, tranquility, the experience of today, learning to cope, or?

You name your goals, and I will be glad to assist you in achieving them.

An integrative approach is what seems to work the best as each client has uniquely different situations for coming to therapy. For some people just having the room to talk, relax, breathe, and venting is enough. For others, a journal to jot down their thoughts becomes a tool as well. Perhaps a combination of various approaches works best. We all need a plan for self-care, which will at times get us through a rough spot, providing us a way to redirect the flow of energy. I passionately believe humor belongs in therapy, laughter can open the door to calming anxiety and nervousness.

I hold an M.S. in clinical counseling and am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner. I enjoy playing games (video, card, and board), creative writing (I write stage plays, poetry, and short fiction.) and puppetry for young children and have no problem with using these as a therapeutic approach, as long as it is a beneficial part of the journey.

So come on in and let’s take this important first step together..

Live a little, laugh more, and find your wings in life.

More About Albert

 I am an aspiring writer and am presently working on readying a book for e-publishing across Amazon Kindle. I write poetry and stage plays as well. I enjoy playing tabletop RPGs (Pathfinder, Doctor Who, Dungeons and Dragons, etc.), Video and board games, taking a walk, trail riding, reading books, and am a leather smith (I own a small leatherwork business). Musically I like a wide variety of music from 70’s-90’s rock, pop, and metal, new age music (meditation and relaxation), and comedy artists. The types of movies I enjoy are sci-fi, fantasy, and comedy (Laughter is a healthy mode of expression). Humor is an essential emotion in life and sometimes a little laughter can help to relax tense situations. 

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You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.

- Mandy Hale