I believe that life is full of many challenges that wound us, stretch us, and grow us. When we are experiencing anxiety, heartache, stress, and grief, a compassionate and skilled counselor can ease the overwhelming sense of bearing those burdens alone.
It takes an incredible amount of trust to sit with someone you just met and begin the challenging task of exploring past hurts in the hope of finding freedom and healing. My hope for every client I am honored to serve is that they feel welcomed and accepted in my presence.
Sometimes life doesn’t turn out how we planned. At that point, we have the option to give up or to keep fighting. Your life is valuable. But sometimes, we need to get out of our own way to move forward.
I am passionate about creating a safe space within the counseling relationship to explore the circumstances that prompt us to reach out for help. My experience with counseling has filled me with the confidence that there is indeed hope for every person.
Makin’ your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got! Takin a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came…
Josh Michael, PLMHP
I am a provisionally licensed mental health practitioner in the state of Nebraska. I graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health and from Grace University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Going to a counselor can be pretty frightening; my goal is to make it as comfortable as possible. I believe that we all need help at times to work through difficult issues in our lives. Sometimes all it takes is a listening ear and at other times, we need to work through really painful issues.
You never thought that emotion pain could hurt so much. You feel lost and helpless. You long for any sign of hope but it’s no where to be found. You have tried talking with friends and family and though they what to help, you feel like a burden.