WELCOME.....To Fresh Air Counseling, a safe space in the office or the outdoors where you can begin cultivating greater acceptance of "what is" toward valued and vital action!
Have you felt as though you do not quite belong socially, within your family, or place of employment or education? Perhaps you feel different from your peers and struggle to explore and assert your own identity in order to accept yourself and feel more comfortable with social connections.
Do you work in healthcare or veterinary medicine and experience a great amount of occupational stress as a witness to prolonged human or animal suffering, having to cause physical pain to others or administer euthanasia for animals, the strain of communicating bad news, and long emotionally and physically demanding hours?
Are you experiencing emotional suffering, distress, or uncertainty following a significant life change, such as leaving a successful career, the loss of a loved one or cherished pet, or physical limitation related to a health condition or disability? Have you felt stuck or wish for something more meaningful out of life that your current career or other life situation no longer provides? Do you feel a bit isolated from social connections or disconnected from the meaning you once derived through your work, family, or other important life role?
Do you feel like your life has become "out of control" due to everyday stress, struggles with acceptance of yourself or your life situation just as you are, disordered eating, or body image problems?
My name is Kelly Jerome and, as a board certified licensed professional counselor associate, psychotherapist, and rehabilitation counselor, I would like to help you explore what is important to you, establish goals and create a plan to increase your internal resources, to reduce distress, and to promote valued action in your current profession, relationship, and community, or as you move on from a cherished role. I, too, have experienced the challenges associated with personal and occupational loss, perfectionist tendencies and not feeling awesome in my own skin, and difficulty accepting "what is." Because of these parts of my own human experience, I recognize and relate to how validating it feels to know someone is TRULY listening...and is willing to offer unconditional support and help. We will collaborate toward your improved quality of life and well-being, no matter what your current experience looks like. I love working with older adults and seniors as well as others across the adult life span who are adjusting to life transitions or changes such as a new profession, retirement, chronic health conditions, or personal losses. My practice is gender, race, affectional, ethnic, religion, and body size inclusive and affirming. Together we can explore existential concerns and discover ways for you to reconnect both socially and with yourself. Find your space to breathe and experience the health and happiness you deserve. Fresh Air Counseling offers you a partner as you navigate life’s challenges. Reach out today by calling 219.533.9377 or completing our contact form to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation.