The concept in opening Fireweed Counseling and Wellness is with the intention and focus of treating the individual as a whole. Holistic counseling is a unique form of counseling, focused on a person in their entirety; it considers physiological and psychological disorders as parts of a greater whole, and regards the mind, body and spirit as fundamentally interconnected.
I find that with helping a client to identify their negative and positive core beliefs, they can overcome and gain perspective on present day situations. Through therapy, an individual can have a renewed sense of clarity and confidence with future goals. I am trained in levels one and 2 in EMDR, a therapeutic treatment model known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
With EMDR, we identify thoughts or memories that are troublesome and
The Resilience and Beauty of Fireweed
The fireweed plant grows through inhospitable circumstances in a bright and colorful show of resilience, regardless of the circumstances of the past season.
When considering the journey of someone seeking therapy, it's easy to see that there are similarities to the fireweed flower. Overcoming circumstances are what we each are seeking. To grow beyond our challenges, to prevail over them and to be brilliant.
The bright and vibrant pink and purple flowers of the fireweed plant are often the first sign of new life and regrowth in areas of Alaska that have been decimated by fire.
The fireweed flower is like an individual seeking therapy. Both seek to grow amidst troubling or challenging conditions and with determination, strength and resilience gained from overcoming other experiences.
The fireweed plant, as well as a therapy client have endured much. However through that, they each strive to grow and live full and beautiful lives, rising up from whatever came before.