getting started

Welcome to Wayfarers Counseling.  The name "wayfaring" literally means "one who is on the way".  This definition implies a sense of clarity between the place where we are, and the place we are going--and a vision of how to get there.   

But in life, there are times when things gets overwhelming and one's sense of direction gets clouded.  A person may feel lost, and like they no longer understand how to see a way forward in life.  It is at these times when people tend to seek the support of a psychotherapist.  If you are reading this, maybe you have arrived at such a place yourself.  You may be feeling anxious or depressed; you may know that you have been avoiding dealing with the past for too long; you may be numb, or you may be angry all of the time. 

Truthfully there are many, many different reasons that lead a person to pick up the phone and call a therapist the first time.   What is most important is finding a clinician who is the best fit for your needs, and with whom you feel safe and comfortable.   It is our hope that if you are currently seeking support, you will find what you need, either through the services you find here or with another clinician.  Please do take the time to learn more through reading over this website or by contacting Laurie Patterson, our senior clinician, by clicking here.  

Wayfarers Counseling specializes in treatment of:

  • Post Traumatic Stress & Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse Recovery
  • Recovery from Childhood Abuse and Neglect
  • Aging and Life Course Transitions
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Family Challenges
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief and Loss
  • Coping with an Illness

 

To learn more about how to reach Laurie, click here.