I believe it's important for a professional counselor to be well versed in several different therapy techniques; therefore, I am trained in several different psychotherapeutic interventions and techniques. However, being trained in several therapy techniques alone doesn't make an excellent and effective professional counselor. Mental health therapy is about more than a therapeutic technique; your ideal counselor will also help you feel comfortable in their office, listen, empathize, meet you where YOU are and not try to fit you into a particular therapy technique. I believe the best therapy is achieved by following a person's own unique individual physiology, meeting at their starting point and following their lead while making use of my knowledge and expertise to achieve their goals. I believe YOU are the professional when it comes to your life; you are hiring me to guide you to your core. I believe I am your teammate on your Beautiful Journey to your center, your truth, the little light inside of you that never went out. I believe you have the power to embrace that light and magnify it, grow, learn and become your best SELF.
I believe in the power of adolescence; the brilliance of an adolescents resilience. I believe adolescent's are capable of whatever they believe they want to be and do. I believe my team works brilliantly with tweens/teens and parents. I believe my team understands teenagers and their glorious rebel nature because we experienced it; we understand the biological changes occurring inside of their brain, we understand the desire for autonomy and independence, we understand the painful and often confusing need to create a self-identity. I believe in utilizing different counseling methods focused on the physical, mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual nature of teens and their family. I believe teen brains are as unique and creative as well as tumultuous and impulsive. I believe being a tween/teen and a parent in the world today is complicated but not impossible. I believe ALL parents are doing the best they can with the tools and understanding they possess. I believe ALL parents love their children and want the best for them. It is always abundantly clear to me how much parents love and adore their teenager; we know this because of how frustrated they appear. I believe we make an impact through empathy, compassion and understanding while working WITH parents and teens. I believe teens are 'adults in training' and when you shift your perspective to see teens as 'adults in training' it often allows for a much more empathetic and compassionate perspective. I believe you WILL benefit from A Beautiful Journey, LLC's counseling services if you are a teen, or a parent/guardian of a teen. ~Jax Anderson, LPC (owner/founder)
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