Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. It also means a feeling of trust.
We know that those who seek therapy don’t want life to stay the same, they expect changes. We also know that hope is hard to muster on your own when you have already tried to make things better. We want changes to happen for all of our clients. We want them to learn the ways in which they can grow, learn, and overcome the issues that have been plaguing them for a short time or something they have dealt with for a lifetime. Therapy can help you heal in ways that can improve every aspect of your life and relationships. It is reasonable to expect change and it is our mission to spark hope for every client.
Why the plate?
You may have noticed in our logo that we have a plate that looks lined and streamed with gold. That plate is known as Kintsugi. It is a type of art in Japan that has a very symbolic message about what we do when things are broken. Instead of replacing or discarding pottery, it is repaired with gold, silver, and platinum lacquer. Simple pottery becomes priceless art because of the way it was broken and repaired.
That symbolism carries a lot of meaning for us as a practice. We truly believe that we can’t discount ourselves if we are disturbed or broken. When we have pain, it doesn’t mean we aren’t useful. In fact, we are more beautiful because we are broken. We seek repair because in doing so we learn of our value and our strength. This is the essence of resilience. Each of us can have ways to cope with traumatic events in a positive way, learn from negative experiences, and understand that it is exactly these experiences make each person unique, precious, and real. As therapists we value your breaks and seek to help you value and understand them as well.
Please feel free to call or text our office. We have compassionate and loving people to take your call and help you find the right therapist for your needs. (801) 515-2282