A truth I have learned in my own life is that the human heart
cannot heal on its own. Our hearts need the presence of another. When you walk
into my office, my desire is that you would feel emotionally safe, invited to
be yourself, and free to be broken.
I remember my first counseling session with my therapist. My first thought, “This is going to be horrible! I’m not going to tell her anything.” I was wrong. I felt safe and by my second session, I felt like I had someone on my side for a change. That is my hope for all of my clients. I love to help others discover their power, their ability to fight, heal, and flourish. I want to be a battle partner as we face truth together.
Also, I'll be blunt: counseling not for the faint of heart. Be encouraged! If you're looking for a counselor right now, then you are a person of gumption. If you're willing to be honest about yourself and about others, change and growth are possible. And dare I say it? Health and colorful life are possible too.
My focus in therapy is an interlacing of interpersonal process, body awareness in order to connect to emotions, and EMDR (when needed). EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessesing) is a way to experience healing from disturbing memories, disturbance and tension in the body (often caused by anxiety or experiences that are jammed in the brain), panic attacks, generalized anxiety, loss of loved ones, traumatic accidents, mysterious physical pain, emotional numbness, messy break ups and more.
I am passionate for words and how they are spoken, written, and sung. Books are my old friends, and movies engage my emotions in a way that few other art forms are able. The more I know myself, the more I learn that there is an art to having a wild and creative imagination. My idea of a good night can range from a pleasant dinner party with friends to eating goodies while watching Sci-fi.
“Courage, dear heart.” –C.S. Lewis
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in side-ways, champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, worn out and screaming, 'Woohoo! What a ride!'" - Dorothy L. Sayers
Bekah Larson ReachesSt. Louis MO