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"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.

Practice Areas
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Meet Patria

I’m passionate about people... and, “people" is you. I want you to know you belong. 

 

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 it takes a lot of work in order to get to the place where we truly understand our value—not empty optimism, but genuine, grounded belief that we are meant to be here. It takes courage and integrity—and learning how to read the stories of our lives well. Most of us need skilled and attuned helpers 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* and Enneagram Coach
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For so long, my story kept me stuck. I was fearful. I was insecure. However, because of the strong and gentle coaching offered me by a wise and caring people, I live a life that is more confident, more hopeful, and more free. With their help, I found healing where I thought there would only ever be despair, courage in the strangest of places. I discovered that honesty and grief is the raw stuff of life that heals us if we let it. 

I am passionate about Storywork and the Enneagram. Together with you, we collaborate to discover your unique story. 

About

"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.

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Services

Spiritual Direction offers a nonjudgemental space to bring the questions, doubts, struggles and joys you may be experiencing on your spiritual journey. Your director will help you listen to your life and God for deeper healing and transformation.

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

Our Offerings

We often don’t realize how much our past impacts our present. Storywork is a process which explores events from our childhood that have created the lens through which we see ourselves and others, and God.

 

Storywork Coaches at The Broken and Beautiful are trained by Dan Allender and The Allender Center team of specialized educators and healers.

Life coaching helps us examine where we have been, where we are, and where we want to go.

 

You and your life coach will collaborate by getting clear on what is keeping you from the freedom you long for.

 

Using creative processes, you will have the opportunity to build resilience and take action in creating the life you long for. 

Professional mental health 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.

Workshops
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