Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.
Jeanenne McCloskey, M.A., LPC-SCounseling Intake
Having always found myself in conversations with people about the weightier matters of our hearts, I followed a lifelong hunger and embarked on a path, which has led me to spending the majority of my time and passion engaging in the privilege of walking with others through the valleys of their lives. Like most (probably all) of us, I have found that the deepest learning is that which comes through suffering and the loss of hope. These things are also that which we tend to hold in deepest secret. Frederick Buechner put it this way:
"...I have come to believe that by and large the human family all has the same secrets, which are both very telling and very important to tell. They are telling in the sense that they tell what is perhaps the central paradox of our condition - that what we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are - even if we tell it only to ourselves-because otherwise we run the risk of losing track of who we truly and fully are and little by little come to accept instead the highly edited version which we put forth in hope that the world will find it more acceptable than the real thing. It is important to tell our secrets too because it makes it easier that way to see where we have been in our lives and where we are going. It also makes it easier for other people to tell us a secret or two of their own, and exchanges like that have a lot to do with what being a family is all about and what being human is all about."
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and I work with men, women and children. I specialize in Abuse, Trauma, and Attachment. I specifically like to think with people about how these issues have effected their ability to form meaningful relationships in the context of singlehood, marriage or family.
I am married to Michael, have three grown children and three grandchildren. For soul care I love to be at the beach sitting on a chair watching the waves, riding my bike, cooking, feeding others, reading, traveling when possible, retreating for prayer at Lebh Shomea, and enjoying good friendships. The work of engaging in spiritual conversation is the central labor of my life. I am passionate about helping people transform into new men and women through Christ. My prayer is that God would be glorified through this work as more and more people are transformed to live freely to love God and love others.
8600 Wurzbach, Suite 1021
San Antonio, TX 78240