Ann-Marie Bowen, LPC
Life is difficult. Each of us lives in an imperfect world and, as a result, each of us lives a life that involves pain. Knowing what to do with that pain is not always easy.
Sometimes we face pain that is inflicted on us: others hurt us, the demands on us seem too great, society is a negative influence on us, or we face a personal tragedy. Other times the pain we face is self-inflicted: we make decisions we regret, we hurt others in our lives, or we fail in some area of our lives.
Despite this pain, I believe firmly that there is good in this world. There is hope. I believe that we were each created by God, and I believe that He has a plan and a purpose for each of our lives. I believe He loves us immensely and wants the best for each of us. Over and over again in my professional and personal life, I have been witness to the miracle of life change. In John 10:10, Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." The abundant life Jesus promised does not have to be an elusive goal: it can be reality. I am committed to helping my clients find this abundant life that is available to us all.
Therapy is offered from a Christian perspective for those who prefer this, and I am committed to incorporating this perspective into your therapy in ways that are comfortable to you. Whether you are a committed Christian, of a different faith, unsure of who God is, angry at God, close to God, or somewhere in between, I will work with you in ways that respect and honor your needs as you seek growth and healing.