"darling, a beautiful thing is never perfect."
– Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

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What We are About

It is said that being heard is almost indistinguishable from being loved. Do you relate with that? Perhaps you are worn out from trying to convince yourself you’re okay. It is painful when our hearts are missed.

 

Our clients at The Broken and Beautiful have expressed that they feel cared for by being deeply heard. They’ve expressed that being truly listened to has helped them begin to see their own value and helped them feel a new confidence to live more fully- to be more present in relationships and more hopeful for the future.

 

The Broken & Beautiful has a variety of offerings that uniquely provide a safe space for you to heal and grow. Please review the providers below and click on their name to discover more about what each person offers. 

The Broken & Beautiful provides confidential services that encourage hope, healing, and restoration for the heart that longs to be known.

 
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Meet Patria

I’m passionate about people... and, “people" is you. I want you to know you belong. If you know me, you have likely heard me say, "even if you're a lump on the ground, I believe in your value and I believe that what you offer the world has meaning." To date, I’ve not met someone who is merely a lump on the ground!

 

Here’s the bottom line though—I can believe this about you until the cows come home, but if you don’t believe it about yourself, it will do you no good. For most of us, in order to get to the place where we truly believe in our value, it takes gobs and oodles of courage and integrity—and learning how to read the stories of our lives well. Most of us need accountability and good care to live in that wholehearted way. In other words, it doesn’t just happen. We must be intentional about it.

Founder of The Broken & Beautiful
Trauma Informed Storywork Counselor & Professional Coach
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For so long, my story kept me stuck. I was fearful. I was insecure. However, because of the care offered me by a wise coach and a loving spiritual counselor, I live a life that is full and free. With their help, I discovered hope in what I thought would be despair, courage in the strangest of places, and that honesty and grief is the raw stuff of life that changes us for the better if we let it.

I want to help you live this life that I've found—one of FREEDOM and ABUNDANCE!

 

"You can't really know where you are going until you know where you have been." —Maya Angelou

About Us

The Broken & Beautiful is a collaboration of experts trained in Spiritual Direction, Professional Life Coaching, Storywork Counseling, and licensed Professional Mental Health Counseling. Our offices are located in Lincoln, Nebraska and we also offer virtual sessions.

It is said that being heard is almost indistinguishable from being loved. Do you relate with that? Perhaps you are worn out from trying to convince yourself you’re okay. It is painful when our hearts are missed.

 

Our clients at The Broken and Beautiful have expressed that they feel cared for by being deeply heard. They’ve expressed that being truly listened to has helped them begin to see their own value and helped them feel a new confidence to live more fully- to be more present in relationships and more hopeful for the future.

 

The Broken & Beautiful has a variety of offerings that uniquely provide a safe space for you to heal and grow. The descriptions below are to help assist you in making a decision about what you most need at this time.

We often don’t realize how much our past impacts our present way of living. Storywork Counseling explores events from our lives that have created the lens through which we see ourselves and others. By becoming more aware of how we got to where we are today, even when it’s painful, we will be transformed and learn to see ourselves in a more true light - as a priceless work of art.

 

Life coaching helps us examine where we have been, where we are, and where we want to go. By setting goals and identifying obstacles, we will have the opportunity to identify the path ahead, take our next steps, and live a more fulfilling life.

Professional Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health.

Spiritual Direction offers a nonjudgemental space to bring the questions, doubts, struggles and joys in your spiritual journey. Your director will help you listen to the invitations of Jesus in your life for deeper healing and transformation and for greater intimacy with Him.

As part of your ongoing healing and wellness journey, retreats can offer you more opportunity to ask questions, to meet one-on-one with our experts, and to learn new ways to relating to your Creator and discover your purpose.

 
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Workshops

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