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It's hard and there's hope


Balancing Rocks

It's hard and there's hope

If you are here, it’s likely because you are in some state of struggle. Perhaps you are considering therapy for the first time and you are uncertain what to expect. Or maybe you are returning to therapy with a different purpose or goal. In either case, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, uncomfortable, stuck or even defeated. However distressing your struggle may be, I suspect there is also a sense of hope… a feeling or wish that things could be better.


That hope is part of your innate human drive to get to a better place even when faced with enormous adversity. This amazing human quality is why I love working with people as a therapist. Given the right conditions, it is possible to heal, grow, and thrive. I invite you to hold that hope and consider that with your inner wisdom and my training and experience, together we can help you move beyond this struggle.

There is power in taking the first step

Therapy is not easy work. I know this to be true because I’ve experienced it in my own personal therapeutic work as well as in my work with clients. You likely already suspected this. However, you are here because whatever you are experiencing right now, is also very hard…and you are seeking relief. Contemplating therapy is a powerful position to be in. It signifies your wisdom in knowing that you don’t want to stay in this place of suffering, your agency in exploring options and your courage in taking this step.

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Imagine doing work that you truly love. Work that offers the ability to witness and support another human being as they reach for healing and growth.  I am grateful that I have been drawn to this work and feel privileged that clients trust me to travel with them to their most vulnerable places.

Andrea Kelley, LCMHC

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