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Center for Renewal: Grief Counseling & Psychotherapy

Joan E. Pedersen, MA, ThM, LCSW-C

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At the Center for Renewal, I focus on wellness, not pathology. I approach psychotherapy and grief counseling h0listically: the healing   integration of mind, body and spirit. Through respectful feedback,
teamwork and support, you will learn
to better understand and resolve
personal conflicts and struggles, as you nurture more meaningful, hopeful lives and healthy relationships.
Are you frustrated with yourself for
not being the person you
once were or wish you can be?
Do you feel that real happiness in your relationships, professional and personal life continues to elude you? 
I believe that each of us has a calling to engage in the world rooted in integrity, authenticity, and whole-heartedness.
In a welcoming, safe, and non-judging  setting, our therapeutic work fosters hope, encourages you to envision a life of possibilities, and develop a greater ability to face the challenges of daily life rather than feel defeated by them.   



"If you want to awaken 

all of humanity,

then awaken

all of yourself. 


If you want to eliminate

the suffering in

the world, then

eliminate all that is dark

and negative in yourself.


Truly, the greatest gift

you have to

give is that of your

own self-transformation.


                                                                                  -- Lao Tzu