Harvest House is a dream that was born out of deep passion for promoting healthy relationships in families, marriages and with individuals as they work toward hope and healing.
Life is hard. We do our best and are often quite successful. However, there are other times that we have done all that we know to do and we are still stuck. While struggling is an important part of personal and relationship growth, it doesn't make sense to do the same thing over and over again. Therapy is many things. One of the most healing aspects of therapy is the objectivity and relationship expertise the therapist brings. Whether it is relationship with God, self or other, relationship is what we do.
Therapy can be a hard thing to initiate but the benefits can be life altering. Therapy provides an opportunity to grow in self-awareness, developing boundaries, changing harmful patterns and to overcome. Harvest House was designed on the concept that what Jesus brought us was the gift of relationship. In fact, it is relationship on which He builds His Kingdom. He began this work with a band of men and women in whom He built intimate relationship. He invested in their lives and that is what we are called to do. This revolutionary work is the work of therapy.
Give us a call. We provide a warm, safe and confidential place to work out issues. Even if you don't know "how this therapy thing works," we do. Call us. Ask us. We are here to help.
At different points throughout our lives we all face difficulties that can be hard to deal with on our own. Whether anxiety, depression, or relationship troubles, these difficulties can lead to feelings of isolation and discouragement. These difficulties can also be felt in our romantic relationships, parental relationships, child relationships, and possibly just about every other area of life.
Therapy can be a helpful way to work through these problems or issues that we all find ourselves tangled in from time to time. The support received through therapy can be helpful in facilitating change and, after all, change is really a primary goal of therapy.
I have training and experience in working with a range of issues and ages, including working with children, teenagers, and adults. I have been trained in trauma-informed models, worked with depression, anxiety, grief, self-harm, PTSD as well as family conflict. For some folks, it is a critical part of therapy to work with faith issues. I welcome the opportunity to incorporate faith. I see therapy as a process of collaboration for you, the client, to overcome these difficulties and experience growth and joy.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Jesus said this in the gospel of Matthew. For me, therapy is all about faith, hope, and love.
Everyone needs a trusting relationship. It makes us strong enough to explore every part of ourselves. In this broken world, we all have brokenness. It seems like the easiest way is to push the pain away. Sometimes it works, but sometimes it only feeds the pain. If you were ever caught by sadness or anger but not knowing why; if you are trying to get rid of some behaviors but it doesn't work; or if you just feel really tired of striving for success, perfection, praise, or love, this is the right place for you.
As a candidate for IFS certification, I am equipped with resources to help you with conflicts and tensions in relationships, with yourself and with others. *Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering method of understanding human problems. It can help you understand yourself and people you love in a deeper level. It works very well with issues like: couple relationship, trauma, anger, depression, self-harm behaviors, self-esteem, and eating disorder.
Mandarin Chinese therapy is also available. (也提供中文諮商的服務)
"Don't be afraid to ask for help. This is not a sign of weakness, but rather humility and speaks volumes of your character" - Unknown
Reaching out for help can be challenging. However, therapy can be the first step towards achieving a happy and fulfilling life. Therapy provides non-judgmental environment where your experiences will be acknowledged and validated. I view therapy as a collaborative process. I will work with you to identify your strengths and refine your skills in order to help you gain a renewed sense of empowerment and hopefulness in your life.
As a Marriage and Family Therapy Master's candidate at Syracuse University, I am trained to work with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, communication problems, marital distress, and family conflict. Although I operate from a systemic perspective, I also enjoy working with individuals who are looking to make positive changes in their lives.
"Conflict is an opportunity for growth."
Have you ever thought that? I know it sure doesn't feel that way. Maybe it's the way we view and handle conflict that matters most. As a couple and family therapist, I want to support you to create a secure growing environment for yourself and for your relationships.
I believe we learn about life through relationships and experiences and that we seek the skills to communicate through our struggles. I offer you empathy and skills to support you to learn to find comfort in your discomfort and the motivation to work on what for you are the most important things.
My background and training are in spirituality and mindfulness, grief and loss, and couple and family therapy. With patient and tender attention I believe we can bring forth greater joy and vitality to your life.
Where do you go when you have had enough? Do you believe in something or someone greater than yourself? Do you believe in trusting the process towards a better life?To be a better, stronger me, I had to let go and trust in someone, trust in something, and eventually trust in myself.
Asking for help does not make us weak and carrying life events can bring continuous burdens and sadness. I want to work with you to try different ways to help you be released from the bondage of self. Therapy can be a helping and healing process but in order to start that process we may have to let go and let God!
"You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results." - Mahatma Gandhi
I believe in the healing process of our mind, soul, and spirit, but it requires work. Our experiences do not define who we are and when we do the work, change can happen. There isn't anything going on in our lives that we don't have the ability to overcome! I bring my guidance, support, and empathy and I would like you to feel freedom from your daily struggles and pain.
My background and training has allowed me to work with individuals, couples, and families, with substance abuse, trauma, bullying, depression, family conflicts, anxiety, and mindfulness. I have a passion for helping others and I am very grateful to those who have helped me. Through my own healing, I have learned to trust the process and I would love to have this experience with you!
Our minds and bodies are powerful forces, which are wholly connected. Environmental factors, as well as belief and value systems are deeply rooted in how we present ourselves physically and emotionally. For many, painful life events can fracture the mind/body connection for the sake of survival. In children this may look like regressive behaviors in class or at home. Adults may experience anxious and depressive thoughts. Relationships may see increased tension and/or codependent traits. As we grow and age, some of us find that we are still enacting outdated protective patterns in our personal and professional relationships. Healing from therapeutic intervention is recognizing unhelpful "parts" and bringing love, appreciation and competency to your internal world.
As a systemic therapist working toward the Internal Family Systems (IFS) 1 credential, part of my work with clients is to build resiliency and remove constraints within the system. I have experience with couples and marital counseling, substance use, parenting and adolescent dynamics, intergenerational mapping, affirmative therapy, trauma work, and school therapy.
Therapeutic service is my true calling. I aim to bring deep healing and connection to individuals, couples, children and families. All are welcome!
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." Napoleon Hill
Every journey of life has highs and lows. The fluctuation of those experiences are what mold us into the people we are meant to become. Although we are each on our own journey, life isn't meant to be traveled alone. Having others around us for guidance and companionship is a natural need. Therapy provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment to foster those relationships and to work on self.
The systemic perspective used in Marriage and Family Therapy pulls together you and the people you are traveling with on this journey called Life; to create a path of least resistance that will get you where you and your loved ones all want to be. Our approach allows us to work with individuals, couples, and families to collaborate and find the strength that already lies within them. On behalf of Harvest House, I want to extend a hand to you, to start working on the growth and strength that comes with life. Let me help you build up the tools and skills for your future.
There can be much misunderstanding about what therapy is, who it is for, and how it can help. Perhaps you have heard or thought some of the following:
1.Therapy is when you're required to talk about your feelings and childhood to a complete stranger;
2.Therapy is when you're hypnotized, or lay on a couch with no eye contact, or told you're doing everything wrong in front of your loved ones;
3.Therapy is for "crazy people," "bad parents," or people "worse off" than you;
4.Therapists are perfect people, or people who think they're perfect;
5.Therapy is venting to a stranger you pay to be your friend;
6.Therapy is too emotionally difficult, impossible even, and therefore not worth trying.
Some of these may be true, for some therapists and for some clients. However, this is not the experience of therapy you will find at Harvest House or with me. We endeavor to make the experience of therapy always respectful, empowering, and challenging. We understand that therapists are facilitators, loaded with knowledge, training, and insight, and deeply human. Therapy is for anyone who is willing to hold themselves, their loved ones, and their own therapist accountable for their life's journey.
Perhaps where therapy is most often misunderstood is that it is, at its heart, collaborative. Therapy is a unique opportunity to become more intimate, involved and engaged with your own life and personal relationships. You have many identities inside of you, as do your loved ones (and as do I), and therapy is about the mutual collaboration between those identities to come towards new behaviors, greater meaning, and crucial growth. Relationship and meaning are both the initiation, the core, the modality, and the result of therapy.
I have a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy as well as a Masters in Social Work, both from Syracuse University, and I am trained in a variety of systemic, trauma-informed, and experiential methods. I am grateful and blessed to be in this position. I am beyond excited to work with you, your families, and your loved ones. Let me know how I can help.
"At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end."
Often in life, we become immobilized by what we feel we should and shouldn't do in our lives and in our relationships because of perceived expectations. This in turn can lead to an internalization of our problems and feelings of disempowerment. I believe that therapy is the place where we can externalize these problems and feelings and find the inner strengths to reauthor your own life story and the narrative of your relationship. In relationships, it is you and your partner vs. the problem, not you vs. your partner.
As a graduate marriage and family therapist student, I operate from a systemic perspective, with a focus on the power of relationships. Therapy can be a place for empowerment, as well as a place for learning more about yourself and your family system. Relationships are ever evolving and although tough at times, can be a great source of support and joy.
"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't." -Rikki Rogers
I work from a systemic approach. I know that relationships have a strong influence on who we are and how we navigate our lives. I work with individuals, couples and families. It is important to have a place where everyone feels safe, understood, and supported. Therapy is a place where judgment doesn't exist, but where healing, growth, empowerment, and discovery take place.
We all come from a place that has some aspects that aren't easy to share. How we choose to continue to move forward is what matters. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I want to be a compass that helps guide you to be your best self. Everyone has a unique story that needs to be told and deserves to be heard.
We all have the capacity to not only see our limitations but also move into our expectations. Sometimes we lose sight of that on this journey called life. Let me walk with you and shine a light on parts of yourself you had within you all along.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference." -Reinhold Niebuhr
To heal our wounds, to grow, to find ourselves, or to overcome obstacles, we often find we need a relationship with someone or something. Whether that would be a relationship with a best friend, a partner, a family member, a community, a divine being or a new hobby; the exchange is valuable. Therapy can be one of those exchanges. It can be a powerful experience, though it's not an easy process. Therapy requires us to share our deepest thoughts, fears, desires, and love; sometimes during the first session with a strange therapist. I'm here to serve you, without judgment but with lots of compassion and questions that will guide you to find the answers that lie within you.
I'm a Clinical Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy candidate. I provide therapy for individuals, couples, and families, through different modalities that best fit the client's needs. In addition, I have a holistic and biopsychosocial approach in therapy. I believe that every identity that we hold, whether it's socially constructed or innate, and all the systems that we are part of, impacts our psychical and mental health, who we are, what we do, how we function in life, and in our relationships.
I'm always touched to experience the therapeutic process that my clients go through. Thank you in advance for sharing your story with me and trusting the process.
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within it is there all the time" (Freud, 1895)
Life can be a challenging process. You don't have to tackle life's problems alone.
Sometimes we need some extra help to be the best version of ourselves. The process begins by identifying barriers that are blocking us from achieving our desired goals. Life is an ongoing journey. Therapy can increase our self-awareness and improve our overall health and well-being. I welcome you - with open arms - to begin the therapeutic process and begin to look at those obstacles in life.
As a marriage and family therapy graduate student, I want to help you address the issues in your life from a systems perspective. Let's work on some new skills and tools focused towards balance and peace in your life and your relationships. I work with individuals, couples and families from a non-judgmental, empathetic and compassionate place. My therapeutic approach seeks to find the strength that you already possess to work towards a healthier level of functioning. If you are feeling stuck and are wondering if things can ever get better, I am here to support you in that pursuit. Reaching out can be a difficult, but just remember you are not alone.
One day, as I was praying over my day, the phone rang and I began a conversation with Theressa about working with Harvest House. I handle a lot of the "back house" work here. Later, I thought to myself, "What was I ever doing without Harvest House?". The Harvest House Family has a really good way of making people, myself included, feel important, needed and welcomed. All of the time I am hearing how valuable I am, but it had never quite dawned on me how valuable Harvest House actually was to me. As if I were meant to be apart of this family. There is more purpose in my life, greater meaning and there is a higher calling to serve others. I've always been a servant to my husband and my daughter but I had truly never served others in the same way. This changed the day I joined Harvest House. I know, this is supposed to be about me, an introduction to who I am, but as I had sat down and tried to write from that angle I understood that it is actually not about me at all, it is about the family that I have found here. I could tell you that I am currently earning my bachelor degree in Biblical Studies. I could tell you that I have a bubbly little girl at home who is my reason for everything. I could even tell you that I have come from the pitch black nothingness that we each have heard of before. I can explain to you all of these things, but these things are not what I am meant to focus on. I am meant to push forward the impact that Harvest House has had on me, from just working behind the scenes. This is important to share because it is not just one therapist who is going to help you make strides in your life, it is an entire family and support team working together to make it all happen. I am one puzzle piece of a much larger picture. A picture that includes, YOU. Your piece of the puzzle is equally important to mine. I will never have a chance to listen to your stories but I will always have a chance to make sure your story can be shared by doing what I can from behind to keep everything well oiled. Let us serve you so that you may serve yourself in new, unimaginable ways.
Hello from Ohio! I am the Assistant Business Manager for Harvest House, I work directly with Amanda to help ensure the back of the house runs smoothly, so our clinicians can put their focus where it is most important, you. I can tell you the people at Harvest House are caring people with a passion for helping others.
Life has taken me on a journey, but through it all I have been blessed. I have been married to my best-friend for almost 4 years, together we have 5 beautiful children. I have 3 of the most wonderful grandchildren. Above all I am a servant of God. I will leave you with this:
"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny" C.S. Lewis
Amy has worked in education for eleven years and recently has managed operations, marketing and client services for various organizations in the Denver area. She currently serves as Managing Director at the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence, an online educational institution that instructs leaders, coaches, and HR professionals in coaching social + emotional intelligence, and manages a collaborative co-working community called The Guild. These roles require strong interpersonal skills, creative writing, and social media marketing as she connects with clients to establish solid rapport and trust. Her background in teaching and ministry has given her a unique ability to relate easily with others in a professional yet authentic manner.
Amy completed her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Denver with an emphasis in Aesthetic Arts as well as an undergraduate degree in Theology from Ambassador University in Pasadena, California. She runs her consulting business, AdeptSupport Inc., and resides in Lakewood, Colorado. When not working, she enjoys gardening, camping, adventure travel, kayaking, fiddle lessons and writing inspirational personal narrative. You can connect with Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-272-4544.
From the time I was a young child my sense of God's presence in my life was strong. Even at that early age, I was convinced God was near me and heard me as I spoke to Him.
My journey in the faith has been like many others, up and down, yet distinct in the details. After a time of disinterest in Junior High, the way to God again opened up clearly as I became involved in the Youth for Christ movement.
Wanting to go to a Christian College, but also not wanting to stir up disagreements within the family, I went to school for Nursing and became a nurse for a short time. I soon discovered that I was not well suited to that role. I left and became a full time mom and housewife, picking up odd jobs along the way. But my desire often turned towards learning, and the craving to know more about how God moves among His people in our day.
After sending my youngest off to college, I also returned to school, finishing my BA. Soon after, I entered into Biblical Theological Seminary. From the first class I knew this was where I was supposed to be. One class in particular led me on a trail of finding what role God would have for me in the aftermath of receiving my degree from seminary. I was led to the ministry of Spiritual Formation, and was given the opportunity to be taught by the team at Renovare Institute of Spiritual Formation. This in turn led me to Spiritual Direction, and I earned a certificate from Karios School of Spiritual Formation.
As I begin this practice of Spiritual Direction, I am still a housewife married to a very supportive husband. Although we have no children at home anymore, we are blessed with two great children with wonderful spouses, and five lively grandchildren. Life is rich with the blessings of God.