Kansas City Counseling & Coaching

Most likely you’re not looking for a therapist because you feel so awesome you want to pay someone to talk about it. I know that certainly wasn’t the case for me — I first sought therapy because I was in a ton of pain (and not just the physical kind). If that sounds familiar, first off, welcome. Second, although suffering is painful, sometimes it is the only thing that can motivate us to make the positive changes necessary for true happiness.

Although it might be external circumstances that caused you to start looking for a therapist, I believe it is the internal work that sets us free. If we are waiting for people to act differently towards us, the world to be fairer, our boss to recognize our genius, etc. then we are giving away control of our happiness.


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What Mr. Emerson doesn’t say is that there is a whole lot of junk that can cause disruption along the way. Have you ever set out on a journey, such as a road trip somewhere, car full of kids and everyone is super excited to be going; the GPS says it’s only going to take you a few hours to get there, the weather is nice, traffic and construction are supposed to be at a minimum? Sounds perfect, right? But instead of having a nice smooth road ahead, you encounter hills and valleys, twists and turns, potholes, traffic, missed exits and countless other disruptions. By the time you’ve gotten to your destination everyone is tired, hungry, cranky, (hangry) and no one is having fun.

Some people can encounter these road trip disruptions and navigate them effortlessly. Others, however, have a more difficult time and their internal GPS is stuck on the “rerouting” screen.

I believe this is where therapy can help.

Whether you come as a teenager, parent, couple, or an adult, I offer a safe, judgement-free space where you will receive emotional support and guidance to help you traverse through the chaos. Whether you want to better understand your past, need support in the present or are struggling to make decisions about your future, I am here to guide you on your journey.

My hope is to help you discover and strengthen your natural ability to relate and share, thereby gaining the insight and strength necessary to tackle whatever life throws your way, upgrading your GPS as you go and achieve the emotional health you and your family deserve.

“Each soul is equipped with its own GPS system. If you follow someone else’s, you’ll get lost. They’ll arrive at their destination full of joy, but you’ll arrive at their destination full of emptiness and frustration.”

– Emily Maratian