I am so happy you have landed here.
We all need space in our fast busy world to connect. You have journeyed into a space I have created with an intention to connect & share with you. Here I offer you research & stories I have collected along my own journey towards happy and whole living. I invite you to take a moment in your busy day to ground yourself here, and collect what you need to help you and your family's journey towards wellness.
Over the years, Counting Butterflies has undergone many metamorphosis, but has always been guided by the...
VISION to build healthy, resilient & connected communities
Today, Counting Butterflies is home to a vibrant community of like-minded parents and wellness professionals. Together we gather & share with one another to provide hope, change, and resilience for children & families. All of my hopes and dreams for Counting Butterflies are guided by a...
MISSION to nurture the transformation and resilience of children, youth, and families, by fostering a deep connection to one’s self, others, and the natural world around them.
Our promise to you.
We believe supports towards wellness for children & families should be…
HOLISTIC & INTEGRATIVE
We understand and acknowledge the connection between mind, body & heart, and we support making lifestyle changes that enhance these connections. We work in collaboration the Wellness Tribe & Community Partners, to develop a holistic-integrative circle of care around your child & family.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY-BASED
We see your child within the context of your family and community, and extend my support to their entire support system. From providing hope to parents, to increasing knowledge in the community, we see these as key factors in building a child’s resiliency for life-long wellness.
COMPASSIONATE & WARM
We believe in collaborative support, and join you along your journey to wellness. We foster deep connections to each of the those we support, which allows to us foster trusting, attuned, and open relationships. We want you to feel like you have found your village of like-minded people, and extend a warm welcome for you to join us.
RELATIONAL & CONNECTION-BASED
Uncovering the power of our earliest relationships reveals our individuality. Through a variety of approaches we explore how relationships have shaped who you are, and why certain challenges are difficult to overcome. We research and practice under a framework of Attachment-Based & Developmentally sensitive care. Building trusted connections with the families we support, is the first step to uncovering healthier, and more meaningful ways, to relating to ourselves & others.
EXPERIENTIAL: PLAY & NATURE-BASED CARE
Research has shown that transformation happens when we experience effective new approaches to life's challenges. We see the most impactful changes occur when wellness supports and follow an experiential model of care. This includes Play-Based Therapy, Nature-Guided Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapy & Relationship-Based Therapy.
Find out how we can help you along your journey.
We set forth on our journey into motherhood with the intention to nurture our children to the best of our ability. Our modern day lifestyles, and loss of village, has hindered our ability to nurture our children, while maintaining a strong sense of self.
Following The Butterfly Prescription as our journey map, I will work with you to get back to your 'self', find your hearts-purpose, connect in a meaningful way with your family, and develop new stories and lifestyle habits that support your hopes and dreams (and if you haven't been in touch with YOUR dreams in a while, we will find them again together).
It truly takes a village to raise a child. The entire Wellness Tribe has journeyed to create a strong village around our families and children... and now we would like for you find yours.
Both myself, and our Child & Family Therapist- Jennifer Walker- will work with your child and family to discover your blocks to wellness and connection.
We are wired to share our stories. We are all seeking to be seen, heard, and felt.
If you are ready to share your story, and connect in a heart-centered, I would love to here from you.
I would love to connect with you around your story. Please reach out and connect with me for a FREE 30-minute Discovery Call find out how sharing your story can help you grow and gather in motherhood.
Do you ever wish you could have a crystal-ball that would tell you if your parenting approach will grow a healthy happy child and family?
We don't have a crystal-ball, but we do know that learning to tune-in to your child, and know their strengths and needs, can truly help your parenting journey.
We have all reached a breaking point at some moment in our lives- and for many, you will reach several over your lifetime.
Your breaking point is that moment you realize that you have reached a stuck place along your journey. You are feel frozen in a perpetual cycle of self-criticism, numbing, negativity, chaos, and conflict, and isolation. Just when you feel things are getting better, you enter the cycle again.
Using emotion-focused, mindfulness, experiential, and child & family-focused work, we work together to get you moving along your journey again.
All children will experience emotional overwhelm, and moments along their journey that will challenge them to 'raise-strong'. Research has shown that developing a child's emotional intelligence (IQ) and resiliency, so you can set them up for success.
Our Child & Family Therapist- Jennifer Lynne Walker- uses a play-based and attachment-based approach to nurture your child's emotional IQ, and unlock your child's resiliency.
begin Counting Butterflies today
Join me & find your village. Start your child & family's journey towards happy, healthy, and whole living.... and begin to stop and learn to enjoy counting butterflies along your way.