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Helping to heal an ailing world
one hour, one person at a time, with
kindness & honesty, patience & trust

Welcome! I am grateful you are here.

I hope you find here all you seek. Are you looking for someone who can give a listening ear and helpful guidance rather than a formal diagnosis? Are you finding no one accepting new clients? Are you finding available therapists, but only those who charge fees too high to afford? Does your health insurance limit your options? Have you had a disappointing experience with a therapist in the past? Are you unsure if "just talking about things" could help? I have some good news. You may have found what you need.


The title, 'wise elder in training,' is a little light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek humor. We meet as equals. Most people who come to me are searching for a therapist for children or adults, couples' counselor, spiritual director, life coach, or pastor. They tend to be struggling with unpleasant thoughts or feelings or with difficult relationships in their home, work, or community. Within themselves or from others, they may be experiencing stress, anxiety, fear, worry, anger, sadness, shame, self-doubt, self-judgment, or loneliness. Some have had histories of trauma, abuse, or neglect. They all realize that they could be happier and more secure than they are currently, but struggle to determine answers to the questions of why or how to change. Others find a therapeutic relationship to be good preparation and prevention for any of the situations described above.


If you experience any of the above, within yourself or from others around you, or if your body is often in pain, discomfort, or fatigued, these are signs that change is needed and available. If this sounds familiar, I think I can help you. Check out the information for New Clients next. 

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  • Mailing Address: PO Box 1619, Hillsborough, NC 27278

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