aaron

My Counseling Approach

My philosophy to counseling is to use a holistic approach that focuses on the underlying emotions/issues that cause stress in our daily lives. I believe that we go through life not being able to fully grieve emotions and instead push them aside. This leads to unhealthy coping habits such as sex, drugs, over-eating, and many other extreme behaviors.  These behaviors are just symptoms of issues that have bee playing a part for most of our lives and unless we find the feelings that they stem from, they will continue to be an issue. I am currently a Middle School English language Arts Teacher going into my third year. I have over six years of experience working with kids and their families which allows me to understand the many stressors that occur in their lives. My goal is to empower my clients with the time to grieve and the skills to enhance their lives so that they may have a sense of fulfillment.

Aaron Petrie

Masters of Counseling Student Intern Supervised by: Mee-Gaik Lim, Ph.D, LPC-S, LMFT-S, AAMFT-S

aaron.petrie@truechs.com

My Counseling Approach

My philosophy to counseling is to use a holistic approach that focuses on the underlying emotions/issues that cause stress in our daily lives. I believe that we go through life not being able to fully grieve emotions and instead push them aside. This leads to unhealthy coping habits such as sex, drugs, over-eating, and many other extreme behaviors.  These behaviors are just symptoms of issues that have bee playing a part for most of our lives and unless we find the feelings that they stem from, they will continue to be an issue. I am currently a Middle School English language Arts Teacher going into my third year. I have over six years of experience working with kids and their families which allows me to understand the many stressors that occur in their lives. My goal is to empower my clients with the time to grieve and the skills to enhance their lives so that they may have a sense of fulfillment.