Sisu Wellness & Counseling provides a safe, open, non-judgmental place to talk and learn coping, cognitive, and mindfulness skills, as well as gain knowledge about the body and brain. We welcome and look forward to getting to know you as an individual. We appreciate you letting us into your life and trusting us enough to step into our space. We know that this can be difficult, awkward, or anxiety provoking. We are all individuals, with individual hopes, needs, dreams, and beliefs. Meeting you where you are at, and helping you to find your path is important to us. We are here with you each step of the way.
Sisu is a Finnish word that encompasses a deeper meaning in our own English language. Sisu means persistence, strength of will, having guts, courage, determination, tenacity, resilience, grit, and transforming barriers into frontiers. It is the principle of picking up and moving on. I saw this word several years ago, while visiting Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and it struck a chord with me. So, when I opened my counseling office, this was the perfect fit for what I feel we all need. It’s what I would like to help individuals find and utilize within themselves so they can move in the direction that they would like to go.
In addition to the meaning of Sisu, I found another symbol during a research project for my Master of Social Work program. I stumbled on the meaning of the dragonfly. In many parts of the world, it symbolizes a growth in mental and emotional maturity, hope, self-realization, and understanding the deeper meaning of life. This is why you will find a few dragonflies throughout the office and on this website.
Please feel free to browse my website and get to know a little bit about each of us here at Sisu Wellness and Counseling, LLC. Reach out if you have any questions.