- Sam Tetzlaff, MS, Counseling Intern
Welcome to Our New Space: The Importance of the Healing Setting
We want to officially welcome you all to our new office!
For those of you who have been with us as a client for awhile, you may remember that we moved not all that long ago... less than a year ago, actually. And as much as we LOVED our space on Yarmouth Greenway, we physically grew out of it. When we made the official decision to move into our own space, we started looking at a number of office suites in the area. Once we found the Chapel Valley office, we fell in love.
Space is important to us, for lots of reasons.
In the world of psychology research, it's been long studied why therapy works (or doesn't).
One theory pioneered by Jerome Frank talks about four "common factors," or aspects of therapy, that are present in any healing experience, regardless of the culture. One of these factors is:
"the healing setting."
Basically what this comes down to is: both the person healing (the therapist) and the person being healed (the client) need to agree that the place therapy is happening in is, indeed, a special place designated for healing.
Given the importance of the therapeutic space, we put considerable thought and effort into creating as welcoming of an environment as possible. So without further ado, let's take a peek:
A welcoming reception area, including comfortable seating and a complimentary beverage counter (because who doesn't want to be holding a mug of hot tea or cocoa while talking about the personal details of their life?!).
Our gender neutral restroom, manifesting our values of inclusiveness and the safety to be yourself!
An aromatherapy diffuser and fountains in each office, to invite all of your senses and help you find a space of calm and contentment.
Therapy rooms full of color and light that exude warmth and optimism.
We hope you'll love our new space as much as we do, and above all, find it to be healing.
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[This article does not create a client-counselor relationship. This article is general counseling information and is not to be considered legal or medical advice. Please consult with your mental health professional before you rely on this information.]
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