You don't have to suffer from mental illness to seek help. Life is complex and
multi-dimensional, often confusing and conflicted. Distress too often comes with the territory.
When we’re distressed, and we’ve tried everything we know, we need outside help.
counselor provides an
“auxiliary mind,” so to speak. An alter ego. Someone to bring to bear, on your behalf, a range of knowledge
that you simply haven’t had occasion to acquire before. Someone to provide emotional balance that your distress prevents
your achieving alone. Someone to provide an objective eye on your circumstances that you can’t get on your
own, since you’re stuck inside them. Someone to help you sort out your troubles. That sort of help
begins from the knowledge that our troubles don't divide neatly into what's inside a person and what's outside. They don't
neatly situate themselves inside the boundaries of academic disciplines or professional turf wars. Understanding
your struggles and bewilderment requires flexible, wide-ranging intelligence. The best help comes from someone who does
not rest content knowing only one field or discipline, but who strives to know as much as possible across the soundest science,
humanities, and practical wisdom.
That's the sort of help you'll find with Bob Fancher at Life Therapy.
Bob aims to help you sort out the truth of your life--not to teach you gimmicks or tricks or manipulate
He will not demand that you become more "optimistic" than your circumstances
warrant, prize happiness above meaning, become "mindful" of the beauty of flames as your house burns down, "live
in the moment" at the expense of memory or foresight, or otherwise warp your perceptions to fit some preconceived idea.
He will do his best to help you become competent enough, and wise enough, to live a life as satisfying and meaningful as reality
Bob provides highly individualized attention, bringing to bear on your behalf a substantial
range of knowledge proven--through his publications and consulting work--to measure up to the highest standards.
2512 SE Gladstone Street, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97202