It all begins with story.
All of us have stories, but even more so, all of us ARE stories. They make up the very fabric of our existence and penetrate every aspect of our lives. These narratives are what create our identity, our understanding of our past, our present and our future.
We believe that one of the most sacred places on earth is the landscape of the heart. Our deepest wounds occur within the context of relationship, and we believe that it is in the context of a safe relationship that we can find our deepest healing. As therapists, we do not hand out tips and techniques, giving advice in how to live or telling you what to do.
“We are shaped by stories from the first moments of life, and even before. Stories tell us who we are, why we are here, and what will become of us. Whenever humans try to make sense of their experience, they create a story, and we use those stories to answer all the big questions of life. The stories come from everywhere–from family, church, school, and the culture at large. They so surround and inhabit us that we often don’t recognize that they are stories at all, breathing them in and out as a fish breathes water.” ~Daniel Taylor, Author of The Healing Power of Stories
During our sessions, we pay keen attention to your beliefs, stories, questions, styles of relating, patterns and themes. As we interact with these together, our therapeutic relationship will provide us with the opportunity to explore how we have impacted one another, helping us gain a greater awareness of who you are and who you desire to be.
We are Jesus-followers
We believe that our story as humans is actually a sub-plot to a much greater narrative. As believers, we find that if we are to understand ourselves, we must understand our place in God’s heart. The more we grow in our wonder at His greatness, glory and mystery, the more we will deepen our pursuit of Him in all that we do.
In clinical therapeutic terms, our approach is largely narrative therapy, psychodynamic and existential in nature. We also draw on psychoanalytic and attachment models as a mental backdrop to story formation.