We’ve gotten really good at avoiding or removing pain these days. Sometimes we come across something unavoidable or something that just doesn’t go away. When that happens, you need a third way.
I imagine you are here searching for that third way, because you’ve tried everything you know and nothing’s really worked. This doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Instead, that pain you’re feeling means something is broken. Therapy is the way through the pain … sometimes that’s the only way to keep moving and heal.
Therapy is much more powerful than taking something bad away and replacing it with something good. Therapy will help you grow into a person who can bear the weight of life again, both the beauty and the pain.
Think of it like a broken bone. The pain tells you there is something wrong and only lessens when you deal with the break and let it heal. Therapy allows you to do that with the not-so-visible parts of yourself. Whether in your marriage, relationships, or personal life, you can experience healing by starting to deal directly with what’s broken.
I got hit by a car in second grade and broke my leg. There’s no way I could have walked on it. It would have been excruciating; yet, I see people every day who walk around bearing the pain of the broken pieces of life. I want better for you.
The goal of therapy is to allow you to live life more fully. In fact, dealing with the pain in one part of life usually has positive results in other parts. Dealing with the turmoil in your marriage may allow you to be a better parent or employee. Dealing with your anger may allow you to have more satisfying relationships.
Tim and FMH Counseling
Hi there, I’m Tim. FMH Counseling is the result of an ongoing journey of growth and healing that, so far, has spanned the better part of a decade. I’m excited to walk with others as they figure out how they want to move into the challenges of life.
For me, the path has led through four states, varied work experiences (school bus driving, construction, the custom suit industry, and others), a trip overseas to propose to my wife, wrestling with Christianity, and countless hours of education in school and in life. I’ve learned a lot along the way, and I’m thankful that others find it helpful.
My life outside the counseling room is, I imagine, a lot like yours … sometimes filled with the mundane and other times with adventure. I’m a tinkerer at heart, so I’ve always got one project or another going. Right now I’m learning about home automation and figuring out how to make an old van into an awesome adventure mobile. My wife and I hope to use the van to get out into the mountains more, because we’ve been failing lately. We’ll see how that goes.
Anyhow, it would be an honor to meet you in person, hear your story, and walk with you on your journey through whatever brought you to this little corner of the Internet.
- Registered Psychotherapist NLC.0106912
- Master of Arts in Counseling, 2016 – Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2009 – University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE