Inspired by our clients’ courage, resilience, and capacity to overcome adversity and driven by our passion for educating the community about the human experience of trauma and de-stigmatizing mental health, we dreamed of a center for counseling and wellness that offered a warm, safe, healing environment and an integrative mind-body-spirit approach to health. We wanted freedom to use our clinical training and experience in creative and nurturing ways to help clients discover their capacity for self-healing. Having seen this transformational process unfold organically with clients when provided a sacred space and a safe, authentic relationship, we were convinced that health practitioners must bridge the gap between natural, innate healing systems and conventional medicine practices. This is what compelled us to create GIFT Counseling Center for Wellness in 2014.
There is so much more to healing than standard diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and medical conditions, and all of us have experienced trauma on various levels. These unhealed wounds no matter how big or small are often at the root of human distress and disease. We appreciate the many gifts our clients have shared with us which serve to teach us and are passed on and paid forward. We continue to seek a deeper understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection and are dedicated to re-conceptualizing mental health as an essential component to whole body wellness.
We believe that there are many ways to heal and value integrative health. We are so excited about the next leg of our journey, Elevate Wellness Collaborative.
Healing happens when we feel safe, loved, accepted, seen, heard, understood, encouraged, and connected; when we can treat ourselves and others with kindness and compassion; and when we are empowered to take action in our lives in meaningful ways. This is how we become the healthiest version of ourselves. We invite you to journey and heal with our GIFT community and become the healthiest version of you!