Dedicated to helping people grow personally, professionally and relationally through services and resources.
If you are seeking encouragement and support Journey Forward is for YOU! I can help you take steps toward emotional balance through counseling, workshops, and resources.
– Karen Thacker, Owner and Counselor
For the couple or individual who want traditional counseling. Areas covered: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anger, Depression, Recovery, Relationship Issues, and Career Issues. I equip you with understanding and tools so you can manage your mood, improve relationships, change unwanted behavior, and capitalize on your talents. Read More
The Smalley Marriage Intensive provides concentrated time to work on and solve issues in your marriage. Learn to break down the walls of unforgiveness and bitterness. Build practical skills to improve communication, resolve conflict and rebuild trust, no matter what has happened. Safe and confidential. Read More
Workshops are a supplement for times when you want a bit more guidance or want to delve more deeply into a topic. The workshops are offered through video content you can watch on your own. You can also participate in group video chats to ask specific questions you might have. Read more.
Journey Forward Workbook
Tired of making the same mistakes over and over again? Are your relationships sub-par? Do you have moments of clarity when you realize the way you are functioning in life is not getting you what you want? The Journey Forward Workbook is designed to help you stop living in autopilot and start taking control of your life through Awareness, Thought and Emotion Processing, setting Boundaries, Self Care, developing healthy Community, and changing your Neural Pathways. Created by Karen Thacker and illustrated by Kaiulani Paulus, this beautiful and insightful workbook has the potential to be the catalyst to life long positive changes. This just might be the moment you actually begin to Journey Forward!
I love the adult coloring aspect of this resource. It allows me to not only feed my soul but my creative side. ~ Susie
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As we approach Thanksgiving in the US, it's a good reminder to shift our thoughts toward gratitude. Sometimes it seems as though there's very little to be grateful for. If you're reading this blog chances are good you have electricity, internet, a smart phone or a...