Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. Growth is in your hands! You get to be in control of how you want to live your life and how much you are willing to grow and change. Once you have been able to accept where you are, identify where you want change, the process of change and growth transformation can become a reality.
Our goal at Heart of the Matter Counseling is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations and trauma from the the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve the pain, trauma and confusion from the past. Our therapeutic & coaching approach focuses on your relationships, your communication patterns, your thought processes of acceptance and change and exploring effective coping skills that will work for you.
Your Family, Your Happiness, Your Relationship, Your Life at its Best
If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. We, at Heart of the Matter know one of the the hardest parts of therapy or coaching is taking the first step and calling. When you think you may be ready, call or email us and we can have a 15 minute phone consult to see if we are the kind of therapist or coach you are looking for to help you with your life. Every therapist is different, every coach is different, and it’s ok to ask questions to make sure you get the right one for you!
Amanda Booth Bice
Sometimes our life just blows apart, those life explosions could be abandonment, betrayal & loss. Some explosions are sudden & catastrophic. Other times the emotional explosion is that slow realization that you will no longer accept status quo. This change in reality insists on change from within. When you enter into my care & compassionate counseling you are no longer alone. I also offer Life Coaching for those clients who choose to focus more on strategies, growth & Relational Connectedness.
I use DBT which teaches effective communication, mindfulness & emotional regulation to create healthier relationships. My expertise is working with individuals, couples & whole families in a Family Systems Perspective using current Neuroscience & Brain Research to effectively increase understanding of relationships & relational connectedness.
I have a very relaxed, non-judgement style that clients find safe & comforting to be able to share their feelings & life with. I am a Christian & yet I have clients of all faiths. I feel privileged to have many clients & families that consider me their "Family Therapist" or Life Coach.
Julie A. LeiningerThere is beauty in the broken. There is beauty in the mess. Because it is there that we learn who we really are. It is there that we build the character and see the strength that we had inside of us all along. & it is there that we see just how beautiful life really is. Life is all about the ebbs & flows. The highs & lows. It’s about perspectives & zooming out to see that in the midst of it all, these moments don’t define us, they just are the invisible scars on our skin that we can choose to write poetry on and realize these moments have made us who we are... Let’s work together to see the beauty in yours…
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