Some people who seek therapy are not sure exactly what is going on inside, but they know that they are struggling. That is OK. In a safe and healing environment, we can explore together how you are struggling. Our therapists will help you understand yourself through their training and will offer you a safe place to talk about your present burdens.
Welcome to Jabbok Counseling
I am so glad you found us. I am very excited to introduce you to Jabbok Counseling. As you check us out and explore the options that we have to offer you and your family, I hope you consider calling to get to know us and to inquire about the many services we have to offer.
All families, couples, and individuals struggle at some time in their lives. Sometimes we all need some extra help and support when we reach the end of our own abilities to cope with these challenges in our personal lives, as a family, or in our professional lives. Reaching out for professional help to learn new ways to heal and manage these stressors is vital.
At Jabbok Counseling, we firmly believe that every person has strengths and struggles. Learning how to unlock hidden resources and care for the whole person is a integral part of our care. Call us to find out more about what we have to offer and connect with a therapist today.
The therapists at Jabbok Counseling are trained in helping a variety of challenges that all organizations, families and individuals encounter. We look forward to serving you, your family, or organization.
Nancy Mehesy Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist owner/director
What's in The name?
Nancy Mehesy, the founder of Jabbok Counseling, named the office after a river in modern day Jordan, which was historically located in Israel. The Jabbok River became a metaphor representing the struggle to reconcile many aspects that influence us including our family history, past and present experiences, and choices we make. In the ancient story of Jacob, Jacob cheated his brother by persuading him to give up his birthright and with the encouragement of his mother, he also cheated his brother out of the coveted blessing of the their father. Jacob fled to his uncle's house for refuge and then cheated his uncle who also deceived him. After making his uncle angry, Jacob had to leave his uncle's home fearing for his life. Upon leaving, he discovered that his brother whom he had deceived previously was coming to meet him and Jacob thought his brother would attempt to kill him for his earlier deception. Jacob was stuck between his past and present behavior and thought he would be surrounded and killed. He took his family and all his livestock across the Jabbok River and returned to the other side to be alone. While he was alone, he wrestled with an angel all night long until both of them were completely exhausted. In the struggle, he faced the influence of his family, his history and the choices he had made. After wresting with the angel all night, Jacob received a new name. He was completely changed and created a different future for himself and family. Sometimes life requires us to wrestle with aspects of our self and our past to create a new future. Jacob decided to build a memorial in that spot in remembrance of his struggle and the changes that struggle brought. Life can bring us to moments in which we are no longer able to manage well even with our best efforts. We must venture out on a new journey that may require us to change in order to build a new future. I hope you choose to engage in the wrestling as we journey together for a season of your life.