Welcome! Congratulations on taking the first step! Season of Change Counseling developed its name because I believe as the seasons change, so can we as individuals and within our relationships. Hi, I am Courtney Mertes, LIMHP LADC, LPC! I find it is courageous for you to ask for help. As an individual, we all have the capacity to feel great about ourselves, our relationships and the world we create for ourselves. Identifying issues within us, relationships or substance abuse, discovering unhealthy thoughts and any misled behavioral patterns will guide you to your ultimate goal. This is the start of a new life and a new beginning. My goal is to unveil your potential and what you have been looking for within yourself. At Season of Change Counseling, I am here to listen and hear everything you say and to give you the tools needed for you to reach your goal. Counseling is about giving new outlooks, but the ultimate goal is achieved within and by the client. I am here to encourage my clients as well as ensure they are safe from themselves. I take safety very seriously because every life is worth keeping. Every person is special and needs a chance to shine. I look forward to meeting you, working with you and being there as you grow emotionally and mentally until you are ready to go on your own and show the world your beautiful smile.