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Counseling Sessions:
•   Provide clients with a broad perspective and a solid base for change

•   Promote an authentic way of being in the world

•   Bring energy from mind chatter or past events into present time

•   Gently dismantle outmoded ways of seeing

•   Recognize and empower your intuitive voice

•   Promote a consciousness of well-being and gratitude

The following poem by Lena Star Helen describes her experience with Alternative Counseling.

The Dance

To talk about the journey
the journey of my soul
down through the underworld
deep into the chasm of unknowing

Karen, my guide, my teacher,
she holds a place of honor
delicately opening the passage of knowing,
uncovering the untold tales of self
Revealing the pulse, the force of my existence
We journeyed

Karen, Mountain Woman to the Cherokee, Spirit Keeper to me
offered direction, like a mother beside her infant, gentle
like an elder in his wisdom, cutting

A cup of salvation, life in the garden
clear, abundant, all ways new
The liquid of redemption cradles my wounds

We journey, she beckoned, I entered,
a dance
Her leading, me following,
a dance
Where my heart is born, healing,
a dance
Where my spirit rises, singing,
a dance
Where my soul rests, bows humbly and says
Thank you.