HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The other day I was talking with a woman who, like so many of you, has had a difficult year. So many things had happened in her life, and now, the holidays were approaching, gloomy and dark and dangerous. As she talked about her fears, she dropped her voice and whispered, “The light of God surrounds you….” “‘The love of God enfolds you…, I joined in. It was an unexpected shared sacred moment.
I have had The Prayer of Protection sitting on a shelf in my office for many years, it having been needle-pointed and framed and given to me by another woman who was struggling with major life issues.
And in that moment of sharing, I knew I wanted to share it with all of you, as a wish, a blessing, a hope for a coming year of healing, of courage, and of for caring for one another, regardless of differences in beliefs. Here is the abbreviation of that prayer as on the needlepoint:
“The Light of God surrounds you,
The love of God enfolds you.
The power of God protects you.
The Presence of God watches over you…
And wherever you are, God is.”
Happy New Year to all our loved ones, our friends, our clients, to the two women referenced above and to all of you from all of us at Life Focus Center!!
Dark clouds gather as 2020 unsuspectingly looms …
January: LFC Holiday party with family and friends
Learning how to work virtually
Denedria works both from home and from the office.
Colleen quickly adjusts to our new HIPAA zoom platform!
Impromptu Christmas brunch with our base crew: Deborah, office manager; Dr. Kindle, Director; Colleen, Associate.
A rainbow of hope for a Happy New Year as 2021 begins!
Therapist of the month
Each month we will be featuring one of our Therapists at Life Focus Center, Inc. You may know someone in need of this particular therapist’s help. Read on to see who we are presenting this month! You may be glad you did…
As a therapist, I do not believe I hold all the answers. I believe in a collaborative approach as my clients move to discover their new normal. I strive to create a safe, supportive, non- judgemental environment for my clients to easily move through their therapeutic process. My experience includes working with clients who live with chronic illness, those struggling to move through a life transition, and those working through grief and loss.
Deciding to seek counseling can feel overwhelming. If you are out there feeling uncertain, I advise you to simply give it a try. The road to feeling better begins by you taking one step and breath at a time.
Peace and Blessings,
Denedria Banks, LCSW
Life Focus Center opened its’ doors in 1981 to focus on Women’s Issues, since they were underrepresented in the Community at large. We soon realized that women’s needs often revolved around children and spouses, so we widened our services.
Our mission over all these years has been and is to provide quality counseling services provided by seasoned professionals with a wide range of therapy styles and populations served. We also mentor new therapists in their development and growth.
It goes without saying that these are the most challenging of times. Depression rates, anxiety rates, and other life issues are at all time highs. We understand and are here to help.
Many of our services are covered by insurance, while others are cash only. You may qualify for our sliding-fee rates.
Please give us a call today: 626-330-7990.
Dr. Elaine Kindle, PhD, LCSW, Board Certified Diplomat
Director, Life Focus Center, Inc.
Certified Trauma Specialist
EMDR, Consultant Level
Send us your links
Wishes come true. For years, I have had a wish, a dream, to be able to support local women’s small businesses. After all, we need all the help we can get. But I just didn’t know how, and like many of our dreams, it took a back seat. Then it dawned on me…. So here it is:
Send us a link (email to doctorjayatlfc @ gmail.com, remove spaces please) to your website with a short write up about who you are, and a couple of pictures about your product to make people want to open your link and we can post you on our website!! You never know who’s checking it out. You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain. And better yet, you don’t necessarily have to be local.
Positive Energy begets Positive Energy!! Women supporting women!
All women driven small businesses are welcome.
So if you are a woman in business, and would like to send us a link, please do so. Wishes and Dreams do come true.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Elaine Kindle