Our hearts are vital to living fully and freely, but they seem to get damaged all too easily. We want you to know we will fight for your heart! We will not pretend to have all the answers, but we would count it a real honor to journey with you through the pain of your heart.
Deciding whether or not to seek counseling can resemble a root canal. Not brushing properly can seem embarrassing and the procedure can be painful, not to mention the cost. Was it even worth it? Counseling can seem a lot like this: it makes us wonder if something is really wrong with us, it can be embarrassing, and is it even worth it?
If you’re like us, you have felt stuck or even somewhat hopeless to see the same problems coming up again and again. The repetition makes us wonder if anything will really change. It can also feel like life just is not supposed to be like this.
Let us say, you are not alone and there is so much hope! Part of our stories show healing can come from courageously inviting others into our pain and suffering.
Jim Smith, MA, licensed professional counselor in the State of Colorado (LPC), ICEEFT certified emotionally focused therapist and Director of Desert Streams Counseling, PLLC.
In 2001, I graduated Austin Peay State University with a teaching degree. Over the next few years, I struggled with the demands of my job as a teacher and my growing desire to engage people, person-to-person and at a heart level.
In 2011, I graduated with a counseling degree from Colorado Christian University and began my journey as a counselor. I feel I am now doing what I have been made for.
When you come to see me, you honor me with your courage and trust. Your journey is different from others and I will treat it that way. No matter what your struggles, you can expect to be treated with compassion and respect.