And ‘we’ is the operative work here. ‘Me’, Coral in private practice all these years, turns to ‘we’ on September 1, 2019. Monarch Counseling Service will expand to a group practice. Or as we’ve begun to call it, our table. Yep, that’s the metaphor we’re using to describe what and how we will work together as a group of therapists. All at one table.
The dictionary definition of table is: providing a level surface on which to place objects for a multitude of purposes, nourishing, writing, planning or playing. Yes, that fits. Monarch Counseling will provide a level surface (and/or playing field) for current and future mental health workers to learn, grow and belong. We will nourish our clients and each other, we will plan and play and no doubt eat a few sweet treats along the way – at our table.
I welcome Selina ‘Sally’ (that’s my daughter, Selina, everyone else calls her ‘Sally’ and it’s a little hard for me to get used to) Laursen, a licensed graduate social worker with a wealth of information and experience along with a lovable and VERY therapeutic dog named ‘Norman’. Kelly Swanson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Registered Play Therapist, a wise and passionate woman who loves everybody. Deb Lindau, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is another wise and wonderful woman working hard every day to make life better for anyone who walks in her door. Holding it all together will be Mariah Kroschel (another one of my daughters – I’m so lucky) keeping the office and our insurance billing running like clockwork, perhaps the toughest of all jobs! (I’ll have another post on the ups and downs of insurance providers in a later post – after we’re all credentialed and contracted, in-network and ready to go – and I calm down a tad). You can learn more about who they are and how they got to Monarch by looking under the Our Staff tab of our website.
So here we go…Monarch…transforming and changing yet again…we had a rough start but just like the baby butterfly, you gotta beat your wings against the cocoon to build up your strength and launch yourself into flight….