Welcome to

Shadow to Light Counseling

You long to feel connected with those you love.

The people that matter the most to you… your partner, your children, your parents, your friends.

Deep connection begins by first embracing who you truly are and then looking towards those important relationships.
We measure our “OK-ness” based on the distance we feel in our relationships
THE ENERGY BETWEEN US AND THOSE AROUND US AFFECTS US MORE THAN WE KNOW. WE CAN FEEL THAT SPACE AND IT HINDERS OUR DAYS. LIFE BECOMES CHALLENGING AND STRESSFUL. WE FEEL SLUGGISH. WORK AND RELATIONSHIPS CAN FEEL DIFFICULT AND WE FEEL ALONE IN OUR STRUGGLE. WE THINK and THINK and THINK ABOUT WHAT WE WANT TO DO OR SAY, BUT WE NEVER SEEM TO BE ABLE TO VERBALIZE WHAT WE MEAN or NEED IN A WAY THAT MAKES SENSE. AS FRUSTRATION GROWS, SO MAY ISOLATION, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, OR ADDICTIONS.

The feeling of being disconnected increases…

You feel Alone, Lost, Angry, Confused, Different, Awkward….

You feel unhappy in your work or with those you love.

You struggle to express what you really want to say.

DO I NEED TO CONTINUE?

Our hard-wired survivalist brains are desperately trying to save us from discomfort or worse yet, extinction. Learning to slow ourselves down long enough to listen to what is going on inside is the key to cultivating a new way of relating. This new way of relating will help you not only with your family, professional and social lives, it will help you relate to the most important person in your life, yourself.

 

We’re Dr. Grace Hutchinson and Dr. Trish Phillips

Welcome… We’re glad you found us!

You feel lost, alone, or disconnected from yourself, your life, or those you love the most. You don’t feel accepted for who you are or what you stand for. You don’t know where to turn…

You sound like many of our client’s when they first walk in our office. Feeling like there is no place to be understood or accepted. Depression, Anxiety, or Addictions may even be taking over.

Because we know the importance of being seen, being known, listened to and accepted, our office provides a place of sanctuary, peace, and safety in the middle of the busy cities of Orange County, California.

Our clients tell us they feel at home when they walk in the door, and that is just what we want you to feel. Starting therapy is a courageous step and we will be here to support you every step of the way. We can draw from many different techniques specifically tailored to meet your individual needs. We provide you the opportunity in this safe supportive environment to feel understood and accepted as you get to know yourself…possibly for the first time ever.