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Lighting the Path from Pain to Purpose

Are you feeling disconnected from others or yourself?

Are you tired of feeling stuck in unhelpful behavioral or relational patterns? How is it working out trying to out-think your problems?

Do you struggle with intimacy or people-pleasing and find that you either have no boundaries or put up walls?

Do you wonder about the connection of current issues with past pain and want to work through both?

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor Frankl

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have made the right choice by being here. 

If you’re here you have an awareness that you are not feeling connected in a meaningful way, either to yourself or others, or that something is missing. I will guide you as you travel through the darkness until you can see the light releasing the survival energy that has been keeping you stuck. Through this work you more fully connect to your own resilience and empowerment to have choice and freedom in your life.

“Trauma includes a lifelong pushing down, a tremendous expenditure of energy, into not feeling the pain. As we heal, that same energy is liberated for life, and for being in the present. So the energy of trauma can be transformed into the energy of life.” – Gabor Mate

If you are ready to start that transformation, I am ready to help.

About Addie Michlitsch

Well hello, I’m glad you’re here. I love my job because I get to know you. I get this really special glimpse into your life and can help you start to see the connections as to how past pain shows up as present pain and see the healing unfold. How can I see this (you may ask)? Because I have done a lot of my own work. As a professing Christian, I hold the core belief that nothing has to be wasted – we can take our past pain and it can be transformed into future blessing.

I was skeptical when it came to somatic work, mainly because I didn’t understand it. However, intuitively, I have known how to pay attention to my sensations and often see the connection to the feeling and the cause. Going through my own counseling illuminated the benefits of therapy and how there may be lot more going on under the surface. Once we can accurately identify what we are feeling and how it interacts with the past and the present, a satisfying response that is begging for your attention becomes more clear. I get such joy in guiding you through the process and uncovering the authentic you. I strive to show up as the authentic me so this journey doesn’t feel so lonely or daunting.

“Where light and dark begin to touch is where healing can arise.” – Author Unknown