The lotus flower means different things in different cultures, but the main premise of the flower is that it grows in the dark, muddy water and has the ability to rise above it to bloom into a beautiful flower and reach the light regardless. For this reason, it is a symbol of hope, strength, perseverance, and renewal in adverse conditions.
Katie Gandolph MSW, LICSW
You have taken the brave step in deciding to seek help, to look to find someone you can truly connect with and trust with your most vulnerable thoughts and feelings. I am passionate about building strong and non-judgmental relationships with my clients by providing an atmosphere of acceptance and trust. I believe this relationship is essential to meeting your goals in therapy. I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to achieving. Through the development of this trusting relationship, my mission is to empower you to explore your story, embrace personal understanding, and promote meaningful change.
“Wholehearted living is about engaging with our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, ‘No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.’ It’s going to bed at night thinking, ‘Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.”
- Brene Brown