New Beginnings

I’m not really sure how this happened.

I’m currently in a plane, over the grand canyon, on my way to Las Vegas for a conference that combines two of my favorite things: therapy and the wilderness.

It’s fitting really. My journey to becoming a counselor began 19 years ago when I took a job as a counselor at a Boy Scout Camp. I loved working with the kids, and have been doing it ever since.

That training led me to take a job after college as a church youth director, and what I discovered from that was I truly loved helping teens and young adults with their problems in a small group or one on one setting.

So I went back to school, and became a counselor.

Now, I’m learning how to put the two back together again.

I’m not really sure where this will lead. I’m not leaving Maryland, or my practice in Columbia. Most likely, it will simply help me become a better counselor, integrate the outdoors into some of my practice back home, and have a good working knowledge of where to send clients when they need more help than I can offer.

The next few days I’ll be blogging from my trip. I’ll discuss some of the programs out there, and send some pictures back from some of the programs I’m visiting in Utah. I’m looking forward to where this new path God has me on will lead.