Hello There!

If you are in pain, and have been hurting emotionally, psychologically,
relationally, and/or spiritually for a while, please do not give up hope.  Please
know that
healing is possible.  Yes, healing.  Not just managing the symptoms.
And not just surviving.  But being able to engage life more fully!

To me, therapy is not just about addressing life's challenges.  Therapy is about
repairing psychological wounds, rebuilding and strengthening one's sense of
self, and restoring one's wholeness.
It is about bearing witness to one’s own life
honestly and compassionately, confronting the pain that arises from broken
relationships, and courageously risking to love again.  


Calling to make an appointment and speaking to a stranger can be a stressful or
scary step to take.  Please be assured that you will be treated with utmost respect
and thoughtful consideration.

The following poems by Rumi and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin illustrate how I
see the healing process.  I look forward to sharing this journey with you, as I
have been blessed to share with many others.


                                                                             -- Dr. Hsin-hsin Huang --


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The Guest House

This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

-- Rumi --


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Patient Trust

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something
unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress
that it is made by passing through
some stages of instability –
and that it may take a very long time.

And so I think it is with you,
your ideas mature gradually – let them grow,
let them shape themselves, without undue haste.
Don’t try to force them on,
as though you could be today what time
(that is to say, grace and circumstances
acting on your own good will)
will make of you tomorrow.

Only God could say what this new spirit
gradually forming within you will be.
Give God the benefit of believing that
God's hand is leading you,
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
in suspense and incomplete.

-- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ --


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“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
...
“Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

-- C. G. Jung --
Hsin-Hsin Huang, PhD, LCSW
Psychotherapist, Pastoral/Spiritual Counselor, EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant