Jun 15, 2021
She knows her childhood was not unique, but that didn't make it any easier for Andrea Anderson Polk to grow up in a dysfunctional family in which feeling safe was hard to come by even as she tried to protect her younger siblings from emotional trauma. The crucibles she endured made her question both her faith and the therapy her parents underwent to try, unsuccessfully, to improve their family life. It wasn't until she embraced her relationship with God that she took the journey to become a therapist herself -- and today she helps clients realize their pain can be the source of their greatest power. The key, she has discovered through her counseling practice, is focusing on what you treasure … because in pursuing and embracing those things you will find your purpose and calling while avoiding shame and suffering.