Ned Church M.A.
Please note: With the advent of Coronavirus/Covid 19, I am now working remotely with all clients through a teleconferencing service. **I am accepting new clients at this time.**
My practice is built on a foundation of resilience, understanding and empowerment. Together, we'll spend our time collaboratively focused on promoting growth, self-awareness and building upon the existing strengths that you have. Through gentle humor, straightforward dialogue and knowledgeable support, my clinical style leans towards the interactive while following a strengths-based approach (i.e, leveraging your personal strengths to improve your standing in life and to overcome the barriers within it). I believe that curiosity and self-reflection are critical in evolving towards a healthier and happier future.
As a therapist living with a spinal cord injury and using a wheelchair, I am attuned to the many challenges that the world can cast upon us all. Every day, I navigate the world acutely aware of my limitations but in doing so I am supported and reassured by my own strength and purposeful resolve. My disability does not define who I am, but it does inform the way that I experience my environment and even more so the way that I approach therapy within my practice. In our work together, I will support you as you begin to recognize your own resilience and inner strength.
We all have the ability to change, grow, and self-heal. My goal is to help clients find the right solution for their personal challenges, but in our work together you may find that the solutions are already there — I just help bring them to light.
For those who may be inclined, I have a four-year-old miniature Golden Retriever named Charlie who loves attention, free pets and meeting new people. Whether she’s at your feet, in your lap or curled up by the window – she is always a calming presence. If you would like Charlie to be present in our work together simply ask!
We all experience hardship in one form or another and at times these disturbances can profoundly change us and how we experience the world. With my training based in CBT, family systems and psychodynamic theory, I will help you make sense of these challenges using a multidisciplinary approach. In our work together however, you will experience me as interpersonally connected and client-centered. My orientation concentrates on building strong relationships and creating a trusting environment where personal development and insight are able to not only grow, but to prosper!
In my role with you here, we will confront the barriers limiting your expectant potential and in doing so will find ways to lessen the burden of their impact. In the face of overwhelming odds, it is possible to heal and even thrive - I’ve realized this in my own life and can help you discover it in yours as well.