Laura Opsahl says:

“Take courage along the way. There will be bridges to help you cross the crevices and huge holes that cause fear and take time and patience to cross over. Take courage. There also will be flowers along the way- the beauty of self, the new discovery inside of you.

“What is psychotherapy? It is not like in the movies where the patient lies on the couch. It is a conversation, an engaging, respectful process of listening and supporting a client in his/her life journey. It is helping someone traverse the emotional glaciers of life; mending marriages; untangling family ties; learning to parent with confidence; turning anxiety and panic into peace and self-control; balancing your moods; taming your temper; searching for your true self.”

Opsahl Psychotherapy works with people facing many different kinds of personal mountains:

  • aging
  • loss and grief
  • depression
  • relationships
  • communication
  • self-esteem
  • anger

Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?

  • “How will I ever get through this pain?”
  • “How can I continue living without my partner who has been my constant companion for 50 years?”
  • “How will I ever find another job at my age? I can’t believe they let me go after my 25 years of service and loyalty.”
  • “I just found out that my spouse has been cheating on me. I want to leave and never return, but we have two small children.”
  • “I don’t have the strength to endure more chemotherapy. I want to give up completely.”
  • “Our 16 year-old son says he hates us. He won’t listen to us.”
  • “I am so sad that I just stay in bed, but no one cares.”
  • “I look in the mirror and see an ugly, fat girl who will never have a boyfriend. Then I eat another bag of chips.”
  • “I’m 16 years old and I know my parents hate me.”
  • “I’ll never be able to go on without my baby. I hope that drunken driver never gets out of jail, ever.”
  • “Can anyone really help me?”