Years ago, there was a man on the committee which hired me in San Antonio. He had worked for the federal government since he returned home from military service in World War II. He was my Dad’s age, he had no kids, and my folks lived in Kansas City, so we became family of choice.
You’d have loved his warm smile and bright eyes flowing from his unselfish personality. You’d have respected how he climbed the ladder of GS ratings through devoted hard work. And, you’d have been heart broken when his kidneys failed.
We hear a lot of bad press about bureaucrats and federal employees pursuing and exercising power for selfish reasons. We need to hear more about people like my adoptive father. When he had to retire after 30 years of service, he had accrued a couple of years of vacation and sick time he had not used over his career. After he stopped working, he continued to receive the salary and benefits he had earned over the decades and made life a little easier on his wife during the treatment years.
I miss him.
I want to continue to work with and for people like him. His vocation was a federal employee, but his passion was this country. He served the nation to continue what was good and to solve bad problems. I want to serve such public servants. Your Blue Cross will pay for your services here.
If you need a counselor who is a preferred and experienced provider with your FEP insurance, no matter where you live (we can use Telehealth).
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Your addiction has given you the opportunity to change your life. Changing your life is what makes addiction recovery both difficult and rewarding. Recovery is difficult because you have to change your life, and all change is difficult, even good change. Recovery is also rewarding because you get the chance to change your life. Most people sleepwalk through life. They don’t think about who they are or what they want to be, and then one day they wake up and wonder why they aren’t happy.
If you use this opportunity for change, you’ll look back and think of your addiction as one of the best things that ever happened to you. People in recovery often describe themselves as grateful addicts. Why would someone be grateful to have an addiction? Because their addiction helped them find an inner peace and tranquility that most people crave. Recovery can help you change your life and we can help.
Recovery for both Children and Adults
Sadly, many children in our nation grow up with abuse or neglect, not having the healthy experiences they’ve needed from birth to become whole, mentally and emotionally healthy people. Fortunately, counseling and therapy can help many people restore what was taken from them with child abuse.
A lot of days in our counseling office are spent making a safe place, with appropriate boundaries, so clients can have a healthy, safe, relationship experience in their lives. Providing this safe space can give them the security they need so that they can do the work of repairing the damage from the past; when the damage is acknowledged and repaired, abuse survivors regain their appropriate feelings and their personal power, allowing them to become healthy, thriving adults again.
Child abuse victims do a lot of grieving, not only for what was done to them, but also for what should have happened – the love and the caring they needed… and deserved. Mistreated victims can break the chain of abuse in their lives, inventing new ways of parenting that they did not enjoy themselves, passing on a legacy of blessing, moral values and light instead of darkness and pain. In such difficult situations as those who have suffered mental, physical and sexual abuse find themselves, faith can play a significant role in overcoming the fear and confusion caused by child abuse. Healthy Christian values can provide a solid foundation on which to build a renewed life, restoring courage, self confidence and faith.
If you have suffered abuse in your life, you can recover your real self and find joy in life and the world.
I am here to help you on your journey… Please Call: (509) 466-6632