Several years ago, I had this picture in my head of a beautiful space where people could receive collaborative and specialized care all under the same roof. Six years ago this month, Potentia’s incorporation papers were filed and the dream started to take fruition.
I can laugh now but looking back six years ago, things were a little nutty. My first born was just a little over 2 months and I was clumsily learning how to integrate all of my new loves and passions on very little sleep.
Today, I am a little more rested. And my family has grown along with Potentia.
I am in awe and filled with gratitude looking at how the seed of a vision planted in my heart + mind has turned into something so much more.
As we celebrate our six year milestone, we are in the process of expanding: more office space, new clinical team members – including two male therapists – and new service offerings such as individual and group consultations on EMDR and Eating Disorders (CEDS) along with Child Centered Play Therapy.
Even our website is in the process of getting freshened up.
And I am pleased to introduce you to five therapists who are a part of this season of Potentia’s growth: Moe Perdomo, Hannah Branch, Brian Resiwg, Kayla Walker and Roxanne Strauss.
Look at them all spiffy here…
And here they are showing their brave and getting a little silly. Silly is so good for the soul!
These new interns are joining me and our veteran Potentia team members:
- Megan Holt, DrPH, MPH, RD, Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator
- Molly LaCriox, LMFT, MPH, Certified EMDR Therapist
- Kelly Schauermann, CPRYT and Yoga Instructor.
The Potentia team is equipped with an understanding of:
- the brain
- non-diet approaches to wellness
- the power of your story (owning, respecting and telling it)
- the influences of shame and vulnerability
so we can be the best support to people seeking meaning in their struggles and desiring sustained relief from their pain.
All of our psychotherapy clinicians are trained in EMDR, which is an approach that helps people who are stuck because of tough life events, anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, loss, blocking beliefs, perfectionism and more. We also have therapists who offer specialized support with:
- Shame Resilience and The Daring Way TM method
- Food and Body Issues
- Couples Issues and Premarital Counseling
- Teen and Family Issues
- Pastors Kids and Missionary Kids
I am excited to see where this now collective dream takes all of us as we continue to trust, pray, learn, grow and serve.
And to those of you who have a dream on your heart, respect it. Sketch or write it out. Share it with someone who will not talk about all the barriers to your dream but instead be a support to it.
Be careful to not compare it, minimize it or let the desire for certainty squelch your hope. Your dream is precious and it is placed on your heart for a purpose. It may not be logical or make sense. It may be painful to be in the inbetween of it being unfulfilled.
I get it. I wrestled with all of this over the years. Still do. The waiting, the tests of faith, the investment of time and resources, the trust are the refining part of the dream. Pace yourself and stay the course.
Cheering you and your dream on –
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