I live within the Wisdom Traditions of Ancient Israel, and of the Christian Testament. From that heritage I speak and act with proverbs, metaphors, and images. These encounter a sometimes superficial and meaningless world, which has plenty of high-tech gadgets, yet aches for a sense of true belonging, the spirit of deep compassion, and the blessings of a life lived-well.
Some of the wisdom-derivatives that I use in my counseling include: “You don’t have to be sick to get better”; “You are what you believe; you are what you tell yourself”; “You belong; you are loved; and you are able”; “Only you can do it, but you can’t do it alone; “I don’t have answers for you, but together we can find some”; “Adulthood is a great time to complete some of the unfinished work of childhood/adolescence”; “Since you can get only about one-fourth to one-third of all your positive affirmation from one special person, you may want to diversify your self-esteem portfolio”; “A family is more than the sum of it’s parts”; and “Every counseling session is family therapy–no matter how many clients are in the room.”
If these wisdom bits intrigue you, please contact me.
Rev. Werner Boos, PsyD, STM, MDiv is the Clinical Director of Pastoral Counseling for Denver. He is an ordained Lutheran pastor, a Diplomate in the AAPC, and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Colorado. His broad experience of more than 40 years includes work with couples, families, and groups with a focus on those persons who have survived major trauma. He is a Level II EMDR therapist and also utilizes psychological testing for diagnostic purposes.