Welcome - so glad you're here!


I'm not sure what home is like for you.

 

Maybe your home feels overwhelming and chaotic, perhaps sparse and lonely, or possibly a little bit scary.  Maybe home today feels better than home in the past, but it's hard to forget the past.  Maybe as a helping professional, you are trying to create "home" for your clients but find yourself burned out, discouraged or simply lost.

 

 Even though I may not know what home is like for you now or then, I do know that we all long for "home:"  a safe, secure, thriving place full of real life.

 

My mission is to be with parents and partners, kids and adults, and those who help others, as we discover a new "home" together:  creating a safe place where we can deconstruct the patterns that have left us stuck and hopeless, rebuild and restore what has been broken and lost, and experience wholeness in all areas of life, from which we can welcome and care for others.

 

I'd love to work together to rebuild and restore your home.

With you and for you,

Alair


Come in- how can I help?

Some different options about where we can start

Couple's Therapy

 

Understanding why we are disconnected and alone, and creating new ways of being with each other

Individual Therapy

 

Letting go of what needs to be released and discovering what needs to be found

Family Therapy

 

Learning new ways to care for family, and for kids and teens to share with their parents

 

Play Therapy

 

Helping kids explore and put words to their own world



sit and stay a while

Some thoughts I share on "Rooted + Grounded"

 

 

Rhythms:  Presence + Distraction

 

 "I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen."

- Anne Lamott


in the neighborhood

Some helpful resources in the nearby and virtual community

Assisting Parents/Caregivers in Coping with Collective Traumas

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

 

"This tip sheet offers strategies to help parents/caregivers cope with collective traumas.  

This fact sheet also provides guidance on what parents/caregivers can do to care for their children as they cope."


 

Alair Olson, M.A.

 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT#86504)

858.634.0302 | therapy@alairolson.com