Love is our identity and our vocation, but we do not come into the world with this knowledge. Nor are we born with a fully formed ability to love. Rather, we have to discover who we are and how to love through our day-to-day experiences with the people around us. Human relationships have the power to reveal or obscure our identity as beloved sons and daughters of God. Even more, the “lessons” we learn as we navigate our relationships can help our capacity for love to grow or hinder it.
The first and most formative relationships that shape our identity and our ability to love are those in the family. As Pope Benedict XVI once said, “The family is the privileged setting where every person learns to give and receive love.”
As Catholic mental health professionals, we seek to understand how your life experiences, especially those formative ones in the family, have impacted who you are today, how you see yourself, how you relate to others, and ultimately your capacity for love. We believe that the more we can work together to free you of lies and distortions, uproot unhealthy patterns stemming from past relationships, and break habits and addictions that encumber your freedom to love, the more joy, peace, and fulfillment you will find.
Are you ready to come walk with us?
For more information or to make an appointment, call 513-407-8878.