I have accompanied people on their path to health and wholeness for over twenty-five years. During that time, I have learned that no one consciously chooses to be in crisis, repeat unhealthy patterns of behavior or thought, be depressed, unhappy or disconnected from their authentic self. Instead of choice, they live out patterns set into motion from family of origin, cultural or religious experiences that impede their ability to choose a life in line with their destiny or potential.
When unconscious or unaware of how patterns repeat themselves, people will behave, think and feel in ways that hurt themselves and those around them. Recognizing, accepting and working with deep unconscious patterns allows us to change the way we navigate the world and opens up new possibilities for health and healing.
Patterns are universal in nature, can be both healthy and unhealthy as well as provide the blueprint for how to live a life in harmony with oneself, others and one’s own destiny. They reveal how humanity has traversed the experience of being human from birth to death. The mandates of each stage of life are encoded in sacred stories, myths, fairy tales, dreams and images.
Whether dealing with trauma experienced in the past or in the present, changes in life circumstances, or transitions from one stage or life to another, the possibility for moving through life with more grace, freedom and ease are available to each person. Change and choice can occur with awareness, insight, action and the perseverance to stay with the task at hand.
My work is to help you discern the patterns which hold you back, find ways to interrupt their hold on your life and help you align to a more positive and life enhancing pattern. I do so by holding a judgement free environment, using a variety of approaches, and listening closely to what your stories, dreams and images reveal about where you are now and what your future might look like.
As a Certified Pattern Analyst, I look for the archetypal in the temporal, that is, how each life unfolds according to the universal patterns of humanity and how they express in each individual’s life. As a minister, I am drawn to the soul’s desire for wholeness and health. As an educator, I share the knowledge available in the wisdom traditions for personal growth.
Specific areas of expertise are: Recognizing patterns that rule our lives
Trauma and Healing
Counseling Olympia While I do not accept insurance directly, I am happy to provide an universal re-imbursement form for your convenience. 2331 Bethel ST NE Olympia Wa 98506 360-259-3971 email@example.com
Dr. Silvia Behrend http://www.goodtherapy.org/counselor-Olympia-wa.htm Counselor in Olympia What my clients say about me: Silvia's attentive and graceful counseling approach is very powerful. She has an amazing ability to integrate mythology, art, humor and creativity into all her sessions. Silvia does not focus on pathology but rather helps to uncover her client's strengths. She then empowers her clients to employ these strengths to transform and heal their life.I have seen her for the past two years and to this day travel from Seattle to continue to see her
Silvia is a truly gifted and rare woman with insight, dynamism and integrity. These qualities allow her to get to the heart of ones challenges in a thoughtful and effective way. At 45 I have seen a number of counselors in my life. The process was generally frustrating and ongoing without much change or resolution. But from the very start the process with Silvia has been dynamic, meaningful and transformative. In a few short months I have gone from feeling lost in this world to now having a real and valuable place in it. Silvia did not give me the path, but was able to identify and help me remove obstacles that held me back from finding it. Thanks Silvia!
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