overflowing filled-to-the-brim life
Thank you for your interest in Jana Schmitt Counseling. I've chosen to call my site the reclaimed soul because I think it conjures up an interesting image of the transformation that occurs through the counseling process.
Designers and furniture builders who prefer reclaimed wood as their pallet will tell you there is an art to finding the pieces worth salvaging. They search out the wood with cracks, warping and imperfections because this gives their creation character and uniqueness.
In Ephesians 2:10, God says that we are His masterpiece, His workmanship. He chooses us, with all of our cracks and imperfections, to be unique reflections of His character. Each of us is a work in progress, created with an innate desire to know and be known, to love and be loved.
When we don't know how to get these needs met in healthy ways, we can fall into unhealthy, destructive cycles in an attempt to feel loved and valued. Our efforts may seem to work for awhile, but eventually there is a life crisis and we break. If this is where you are, I believe counseling can help.
Or perhaps this is not your story but you find yourself struggling with depression, excessive worry and anxiety, insomnia, relationship conflicts, loneliness, prolonged grief over a loss, or difficulties with seasons of life transition. I believe counseling can help you as well.
I welcome the opportunity to hear from you and to come alongside you as an active participant and advocate in your journey out of the darkness into the full, abundant life for which you were made.