Counseling Pensacola

Ashley Pennewill, LCSW

Life isn’t always easy, to say the least… As a therapist, I work with people who are ready to own their situation and do something about it. Here’s where we might begin:

  • Understanding your thoughts. This is only the most important thing you can do. That’s all.
  • Learning what to do with your feelings. This is the second most important thing you can do. It’s actually so simple that you might laugh. But it’s the only thing that actually works.
  • Letting go of the past. Yes, really doing it. The past lives mostly in our thoughts and feelings, so this is where we work. It’s time to stop carrying all that stuff around.
  • Learning to accept and forgive, without being a doormat. Byron Katie said that when we don’t accept whatever has happened, we’re basically arguing with reality. And when we argue with reality, we lose – but only 100% of the time.
  • Making peace with death. Go ahead and get this out of the way, even if you’re young. It’s pretty awesome.
  • Dealing with strained or broken relationships. The relationships can’t always be fixed, but you can at least clear your chest and be at peace.
  • Dealing with any other “skeletons in the closet.” Just do it – you’ll carry such a lighter load afterwards. The fastest way out really is through, and I’m here to help you.
  • Reconciling your spiritual/religious beliefs with the daily grind. Are you different at church or in the meditation room than you are the rest of the time? If so, this is a fantastic place to start.
  • Discussing spiritual paths such as energetic/yogic, consciousness/awareness, and non-dualistic. Focus is always on bringing it into the “real world” now. We’re living here, not in a cave in the Himalayas.
  • To become a therapist I’ve done this work myself, and life is so much better now. It doesn’t take forever, either. This stuff should be taught in middle school, but it’s not. So I’m teaching it now.

All anybody really wants is peace. The good news is that peace can be learned. I’m serious. This should be taught in middle school, but it’s not. So I’m teaching it now.