FREEDOM & FULFILLMENT
Below you will read more about Piper Harris Coaching and me, but before you scroll on, I would like to share something with you. My personal philosophy.
I believe every person has been given their Poiema; this means masterpiece or handiwork (Ephesians 2:10). I believe this has been given and created just for them by God even if they don't believe so or have a Faith like mine. I believe this masterpiece is theirs to capture and will provide a foundation for healing and strength. Your poiema encompasses your thoughts, desires, and dreams. Your poiema makes up who you are, your personality, and those things that you haven't found yet. I believe that although you may feel at a loss, question who you are, or feel unworthy, unloved, or too broken-you will find renewal and rebuilding.
I follow the theoretical approach of cognitive-behavioral techniques because they are:
1) Empirically proven. That means they work and are proven to work.
2) CBT is supported by my Christian beliefs in that how we think determines our actions. This can be seen in Philippians 4:8-9, "...whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable...think of these things."
3) I believe you can change and find healing through identifying distorted thoughts that have led to actions that have caused you pain. I believe this change is 100% possible for all of my clients.
4) I believe you can renew your mind and form a new identity and these can be done through our work together and trusting God in the process (Romans 12:12, Romans 6:1-14).
Finally, I also integrate attachment theory and compassion-focused techniques with individuals and couples, believing each create the best opportunity to meet my clients where they are with a holistic and integrated approach.
My goal in working with you is to create an awareness around your poiema, your strengths, hindering thought distortions, the beauty of who you are, innate abilities, and negative behavioral patterns.
As your CBT coach, I am committed to the continuous learning and application of coaching and counseling techniques. This is why I am different. Over the years, as I have pursued my poiema and sought education and training, because of this, we will discover you're individualized process toward healing and empowerment and this will be your foundation to pursue your goals and dreams. You can expect me to share my Faith with you because it is the driving force in who I am today and how I ensure you will always receive the very best from me. In fact, what I have grasped to and lived by the below passage:
1The spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me,
for the LORD has pointed me to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted
and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners freed.
2He has sent me to tell those who mourn
that the time of the LORD's favor has come...
3To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will live like great oaks
that the LORD has planted for his glory.
4They will rebuild ancient ruins,
repairing cities destroyed long ago.
This may seem wild to you if you've never been the "church-type". Bear with me and let me share with you. This old passage in scripture speaks of what God has done for me in my life. He bound up my broken heart and gave me a proclamation for my life (my calling)-to help you and your broken heart.
I see this every day with my clients too.
The most beautiful part of these verses is that you have a promise of beauty and not despair. That you will grow and flourish like a mighty oak. Finally, those old ancient ruins that you are faced with now, will be rebuilt.
This is why I am so passionate to work with you. And why I so passionately pursue my studies and work with women and couples all over the country.
My philosophy and beliefs are grounded in my Christian beliefs and are always present in my coaching work. Just like all of us, we have a choice: to either take part or not. I believe it is very important for me to let you know who I am and what guides me in ensuring I responsibly care for you every step of the way. It is up to you if you want to dig deeper into faith as part of our work together, or say, "No thanks, Piper" and move on. Our work together is one of mutual respect.
Maybe you're feeling a tugging at your heart. Maybe you're having a reoccurring thought. Maybe you just don't know what else to do or try.
It's hard to capture sometimes what you feel you're missing, but I will help you to bring your feelings and frustration into words and work with you to find growth, freedom, and fulfillment.
You can rebuild your ruins.
Who I am, Why choose me
I am a Level 1 TEAM-CBT Certified Clinician through the Feeling Good Institute and an ICF ACC credentialed & certified life coach and organizational coach, where I empower women and couples. I am currently pursuing graduate studies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with anticipated graduation in 2022 and full licensure in Georgia as a licensed professional counselor shortly thereafter. This is not to imply I'm licensed as a counselor, this is, however, to give you the peace of mind of my professional development and commitment to higher educational standards. I continue to pursue certifications within CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) that assist in my care for women and couples who battle against anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and more.
Review full resume here.
Prior to Piper Harris Coaching, I was an unlicensed counselor in Washington state, directed nonprofit programs surrounding women and children, developed organizational change programs, trained coaches of major organizations, as well as thrived as a small business owner. I have had the blessing of providing services and products, published multiple books, and mobilized communities from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast in Atlanta in compassion and change.
I absolutely understand what it means to feel stuck and in need of support, tools, development, and encouragement.
I also understand that women and couples make sacrifices in their personal lives: health, marriage, family, & resources in hopes of reaching their goals & pursuits.
I know, with support, you can find the balance you long for, find your confidence, build your self-worth, and define the life you want to live. And I know, I can help you achieve it.
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