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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, people learn
to better understand and resolve
personal conflicts and struggles, as they nurture more meaningful, hopeful lives and healthy relationships.
Are you frustrated with yourself for
not being the person you
once were or know 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, a way
of engaging with the world, rooted in a commitment to integrity, authenticity and
deep personal values.
In a welcoming, safe and confidential setting, our therapeutic work allows
people to become their best selves, to
regain a purpose-filled life, one of greater
self compassion and healing. 



"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