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Path of Discovery's Values 

Personal Growth 

This value is all about your journey of self-discovery and growth. It's about constantly learning more about yourself, picking up new skills, and evolving as a unique individual. In our counseling journey together, we'll focus on helping you uncover your potential for positive change and progress.

Authenticity 

Being authentic means being your true self, embracing who you are, and living a life that's true to your own beliefs, values, and dreams. It's about breaking free from the pressures and expectations of the world around you. In your sessions, we will encourage you to explore and express your real self without any fear of judgment.

Transformation 

Transformation is all about making deep and lasting changes in your thoughts, emotions, and actions. It's about shifting your perspective and beliefs in a way that leads to meaningful and positive outcomes. Together, we'll work on making significant shifts in your life that bring about personal growth and well-being.

Healing 

Healing is the process of recovering from emotional wounds, trauma, and past pain. It's about finding ways to address and overcome the hurt, developing strategies to cope, and nurturing your overall well-being. In our counseling journey, we will provide you with the support, tools, and strategies you need to heal from your past and move towards a more harmonious state of being.

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God and Therapy

You can love God AND go to therapy too. In fact, it's biblical. Have you been spiritually gaslighted about going to therapy? Have you been told that you should "Just pray about it?" or that mental health issues are "demonic?" Therapy is not rejection or a replacement of God's power. With the help of therapy you can experience God from a healthier perspective. 

Read some more great insight about your faith and therapy here.

 

"For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers." - Proverbs 11:14

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PATH OF DISCOVERY COUNSELING 

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Reclaim your voice

Together we will take a holistic view of your life, and identify patterns that may contribute to you feeling like you do not have a voice in your relationships. From there we guide you through unlearning what isn't healthy and learn a new way of being that feels authentic to you. 

COMMON ISSUES

  • You might discover that at times, you pour your heart and soul into meeting others' needs, unintentionally neglecting your own in the process.

  • Setting boundaries or uttering that powerful two-letter word, 'no,' can pose a challenge for you.

  • You may not be sure what you want or need in your life.

  • Negative emotions may stir discomfort within, leaving you in a state of uncertainty.

  • As you juggle multiple obligations, you might experience a draining sense of resentment.

  • You don't feel empowered in your close relationships, instead you feel resentful. 

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Booked & Busy

In our therapy sessions, we’ll work together to help you manage your life easier, improve positive thinking, create and implement healthy boundaries, and feel more confident about what you offer and bring to the table.

COMMON ISSUES

  • As a Black professional woman, you might find yourself donning a 'mask' at work, concealing your authentic self. Despite your remarkable success, you may grapple with a complex mix of emotions, questioning your place and the authenticity of your achievements.

  • Balancing work, personal life, and the pursuit of personal joy can be an ongoing struggle, making it challenging to unwind and truly disconnect when the day is done

  • Your preference for control may occasionally clash with the allure of spontaneity, leaving you torn. Interruptions that disrupt your flow can even trigger feelings of frustration. like being in control and struggle with spontaneity. 

  • You become irritable when someone disrupts your flow. 

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Strong Black Woman

Our sessions will be a place for you to "let it all hang out," and to be vulnerable in a non-judgmental space. You can process your thoughts and feelings while also working to improve your goals for your own personal growth.

COMMON ISSUES

  • The Strong Black Woman: The identity you are proud of, but also find yourself fighting against, because you need a break!

  • You may feel like you have to hold it all together and just need a moment to exhale!

  • Being strong can make it difficult for people to hold space for you to be vulnerable. You may even struggle with how to be vulnerable. You don't have to have it all together, sis. 

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Couples Work

In our couples' sessions, you'll discover a haven where both of you can openly express your thoughts and feelings, knowing that your vulnerability is met with understanding and respect. Here, you can navigate your emotions and aspirations together, fostering the growth of your relationship.

COMMON ISSUES

  • Many couples face the heartache of struggling to communicate effectively. These hiccups in understanding each other's feelings, needs, and desires can stir frustration and even create emotional chasms between partners.

  • Infidelity, whether it's a breach of emotional trust or physical boundaries, can shatter the very foundation of love and loyalty. Coping with the aftermath of an affair is a turbulent journey filled with feelings of betrayal, anger, and profound hurt, often testing the limits of forgiveness.

  • Trust is the invisible thread that weaves the fabric of love and intimacy. Yet, sometimes, trust issues stem from past wounds, lingering insecurities, or a lack of transparency.

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