Letitia Coburn, LCSW
As the founder of Gentle Growth Therapeutic Services, my mission is to provide warm, professional and effective psychotherapy that
builds on clients’ strengths. This strength based approach enables clients to try out new thoughts and behaviors, and to achieve happiness.
It also helps people to heal relationships and to recover from the impact of trauma, loss, domestic violence, and addictions.
people start therapy when they want to feel “un-stuck” or to return to happier times in their lives. Maybe you are frustrated with
your current situation. Perhaps your friends’ advice and your best efforts to change things are not working, or you may have a sense
that you want to do things differently, but you feel too close to the situation to see it clearly.
People naturally try to use their
“tried and true” strategies to cope with new situations and often feel discouraged if these don’t seem to work anymore. It can be
incredibly frustrating to acknowledge that repeating the same methods to deal with new and longstanding issues isn’t producing successful
These moments of “ENOUGH!” can be scary and painful. Yet these times of change also offer each of us new awareness of our
potential. I approach these times of change with humility and deep respect for the difficult process involved, and I know that each
of us can eventually prosper from the storms of self-discovery. Every person has the capacity to build strengths, to change from old
ways to new, and to achieve satisfaction and happiness in their lives. Throughout my career it has been a privilege to witness, support,
and celebrate the growth that my clients create through their work with me.
The core values of my practice are integrity, compassion,
appreciation of peoples’ strengths and respect for their ethnic and cultural differences. I pay particular attention to the client’s
needs and pace of their recovery. I have been blessed to work with many courageous clients who are all grappling to change previous
and longstanding thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve them.
What seems like a crisis can become an opportunity. Each time we
feel pain when our “normal” ways don’t work, we strive to create new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving that lead to more freedom,
greater fulfillment and Gentle Growth!