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Jim Freeland

Licensed LCSW, NV #1234

There are many reasons I am in this field. The initial draw was curiosity about people. I find people fascinating: each person has their own story, their own journey, their own struggles, and their own triumphs. I find it humbling that a person I am working with in therapy is willing to trust me with the intimate details of the things they are seeking help for. I remain cognizant of the courage it takes to seek therapy, to seek recovery, to work on making changes in one’s life. The resiliency that people are capable of never ceases to amaze me. It is a truly  moving experience to witness the growth, the healing, the recovery, the discoveries, the insights, and the dreams that people bring to fruition throughout the journey we call therapy.

I am a firm believer that therapy is something I do with a person not to a person; it is very much a collaborative effort as I meet the person where they are and walk with them on their path to wellness.

Among my interests when I am not working are mountaineering, mountain climbing, and hiking. I have found that there are many aspects of the great outdoors that cross over into my work. Not only does hiking allow me time to sort things out in my life, it has fostered an overall sense of optimism; a “can-do” attitude in my life. In mountaineering, there is a saying, “find the route that goes,” meaning that if an initial route does not lead to the summit that further exploration is done until a route is found that will.

My work is a constant learning process for me, from my training, to learning from mentors, colleagues, and perhaps most importantly from clients as wisdom comes from many sources.

Along with that is a passion for fighting stigma. Having a diagnosis is not a sentence, it does not define you or your spouse or your family member or friends. At the heart of the matter, there is so much more to an individual than what they happen to be diagnosed with at any given time in their lives.

Connie Hightower

Licensed LCSW, NV #1234

I chose to work as a therapist because I believe that we are all involved in a constant effort to balance our lives; to restore belief in our own power to face challenges that are sometimes overwhelming.

 

However, recovery from the challenges that we are presented with are rarely uncomplicated and are usually unexpected and/or unwanted. 

 

We sometimes need someone to hear our story in a safe and non-judgmental space in order to gain fresh insight into our own abilities and to recover from the initial feelings of helplessness and confusion. With gentle guidance, this can often lead to the discovery of one’s own strengths and a gradual movement towards solutions that can be developed in partnership with each other.

 

I am confident, willing and prepared to assist in determining what is needed to restore that balance that we all strive to maintain when challenges leave us without answers, defeated and feeling powerless.

 

What I care about most in my practice is that it is inclusive and has evolved from years of work with clients from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, geographic origins and sexual orientations.

Diana Wright, Psy.D.

Executive Director

I chose to work as a therapist because I believe that we are all involved in a constant effort to balance our lives; to restore belief in our own power to face challenges that are sometimes overwhelming.

 

However, recovery from the challenges that we are presented with are rarely uncomplicated and are usually unexpected and/or unwanted. 

 

We sometimes need someone to hear our story in a safe and non-judgmental space in order to gain fresh insight into our own abilities and to recover from the initial feelings of helplessness and confusion. With gentle guidance, this can often lead to the discovery of one’s own strengths and a gradual movement towards solutions that can be developed in partnership with each other.

 

I am confident, willing and prepared to assist in determining what is needed to restore that balance that we all strive to maintain when challenges leave us without answers, defeated and feeling powerless.

 

What I care about most in my practice is that it is inclusive and has evolved from years of work with clients from various socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, geographic origins and sexual orientations.

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