“So take seriously the story that God has given you to live. It’s time to read your own life, because your story is the one that could set us all ablaze.”
- Dan Allender, To Be Told: Know Your Story, Shape Your Future
Be bold. Take the next step toward freedom with an honest and courageous examination of your life. Your story, good and bad, has shaped you to become who you are today. My desire is to walk with you through the story that has lead you to this moment - and together help you see how your thoughts, your habits, your addictions, your behavior and how you relate to others is all developed from the story of your life.
If you are seeking growth, it is helpful to understand your past and then you can move forward defining your own future, and all that you are meant to be.
No matter what your addiction, you need to know it doesn't have to define who you are. All addiction helps us hide - sex, porn, alcohol, drugs, work, eating, exercise...what helps you hide? What do you find yourself turning to because everything else seems too difficult to face.
I am a Licensed Addictions Counselor, and have experience in helping people find freedom from addiction. Uncover what is at the core of your addictions. What wound has your heart suffered? What is your hiding place? If you are willing to talk honestly about your addiction, and your story, healing is available for that wounded heart. I provide a safe place to have that conversation.
Counseling is a safe place for you strengthen your relationships by helping you go deeper into each other's story and heart. I will be able to help lead you into that, through conversation that may currently feel too uncomfortable to have with your partner and others.
I have one requirement however, and that is your willingness to be open to look at, and honest about your role in the relationship. We all know we are unable to change others - as much as we try and would like to. The only person you can change is yourself. And I ask and expect that any person coming through therapy with you have the same openness, to be here to see how they can grow as a person in the relationship.
You don't have to do it alone, you don't have to have it figured out, or do it right. Let me help you discover what is possible with each of you, as you learn to move towards and grow together in the relationship.
Online Video Counseling
What are some of the barriers to seeking counseling? The additional cost in time and energy used traveling to and from the counselor's office is one reason some do not seek help. We live in an age of technology, make it work for you!
Distance counseling via a video chat service allows for counseling in a location that is safe and convenient for you. It eliminates the drive time. But most importantly, distance counseling provides you the opportunity to meet with a therapist anywhere in the world, instead of being limited to only those therapists who practice within a reasonable driving distance.
I have had good feedback and success with previous distance counseling clients. I have the utmost respect for all of my clients and their privacy. When I counsel online, please be assured you have my undivided attention. You are the focus of our time. It will be like we are in a space together.
Distance counseling is a tool to make counseling and your healing more accessible, reduce commute time and disruptions to the work day. Be kind to your heart! Contact me about an initial consultation via video chat to see if I might be the counselor for you. All you need is a comfortable place with a good wifi connection and a video chat enabled phone, tablet or laptop. For online counseling I use a HIPPA compliant service called "Zoom" which better protects my client's privacy. I also use Skype, Facetime, and Google Hangouts when needed.
Hi and Welcome to Colorado Counselors’ Web Site. Counseling… So many connotations in that one word.
Jennifer Aniston recently gave an interview to Glamour magazine saying the one thing she would have done as a 30 year old is to go see a counselor. Click here for the article.
Mark Rutland (64), a University President and Theologian said #1 on his list of 10 things to tell his 21 year old self - bore down into his inner being and seek healing for the wounds of his heart. Click here to read the article.
These two examples from people with very different backgrounds, demonstrate that everyone experiences wounds to the heart which result in unwanted habits and difficulty in relationship. There is always room for improvement – right? Where in your life do you want to improve? What are those areas of your heart that you’ve been ignoring? Counseling provides a uniquely safe place to address those wounds and seek healing.
These examples also show it’s never too late to start, there are far better things ahead.
TWITTER: Eric Burton @CO_Counselors
ADDRESS: 614 N. Nevada Ave #205 Colorado Springs, CO 80903