Daring to Hope

Authentic counseling image of hope

Is this feeling, this light, real?

Do I chase ghosts?

Or the unfulfillable wants of a still hurting child?

Shamans aplenty promise respite and even transcendence

And still, after holding the gift myself,

I fear to hope,

And even push away, sometimes, the King’s touch

For fear the wound will only be torn open wider

With disappointment and betrayal.

I smile now in my recent knowing

That from my center,

The core of me uncovered from

The Earthy work of growth,

I am unbroken

And much bigger than my father’s box.

Really, there’s no going back

Now that so much Light and Wholeness

Have creeped, seeped, leaped

Into my soul

Revealing the demons to be children

That need my love.

Growth necessarily means change and choice; even passive choice.

About Us

Authentic Counseling Associates of Sacramento, Ca also known as Sacramento Counseling offers therapeutic and assessment services to all ages in individual, group, couples, and family formats. We treat a diverse community population including those commonly not served and all diagnostic categories. We passionately pursue this vision by growing a practice of dedicated and talented professionals. We offer private and group counseling. We are also home to therapy training for new therapists. We serve the Sacramento region. Our office is located in Gold River, California.