Frank Overton Th.M.
A colleague of mine, Stephen Gilligan, once said: "Life is always coming to get you". When life does catch up with us, it offers challenges and opportunities for learning and growth- even in the worst of moments.
Those challenges often arrive in the form of unexpected or unwelcome events and can be overwhelming-
Relationship difficulties, issues with kids, work stress, illness, relationship endings, deaths and losses, and many other forms of trouble and disturbance can cause life to feel harder and less pleasurable than it should and could.
Joyful events too- births, adoptions, new relationships, achievements, changes in work or home life, milestones in life or partnerships, aging, and all the surprises waiting around the next corner- all of these can be frightening and disturbing but also can be moments for self examination, reflection, learning, and growth.
A good therapist can be helpful in sorting out the issues and deciding what needs to be done. The challenges are hard enough, why face them with less support and perspective than you need?
I have been in practice since 1977 and have learned from many people along the way- first and foremost, I have learned from my kids and my clients.
I studied with teachers like Robert Bly, Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, Virginia Satir, James Hillman, Carl Whitaker, Stephen Gilligan, Sallie Foley, Bill O’Hanlon, Dave Schnarch, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Coleman Barks and many others.
I have learned a lot along the way and my clients report that my insights and interventions have often been helpful in reducing stress and clarifying options for them.
Let me know if you'd like to consult with me and we can see if working together might be useful to you.
Carolina Counseling Center
819 Broad Street
Durham NC 27705