Essential Journey Counseling is a Counseling company in Gastonia, NC
A soft place to land free of judgment and criticism. When you need more than the advice of a friend, please consider Essential Journey Counseling. We build connections by listening and honoring your experiences. Fear, shame, and guilt can keep you stuck in life. Just when you feel like you are ready to move forward, the same unresolved feelings show up. It can feel like they won’t let go.
Fear is real and facing reality can be hard. Whether you are trying to cope with intrusive thoughts, significant loss, relationship conflict, depression, anxiety or just the struggles of life. We can help, if you’re ready to “do your work.” Let’s get started. “We are gentle in our approach and firm in our commitment to the healing journey. It’s time to get started.
If it seems like happiness is a distant memory and the face in the mirror is unfamiliar, consider therapy. We know choosing the right therapist can be challenging. Therefore, you speak directly to your selected therapist before the first session if requested. This allows you an opportunity to ask questions and to begin building a connection.
We recognize and honor your courage. Please consider Essential Journey Counseling where we take one step at a time to help you reconnect with life. We provide individual, family, relationship and group counseling. Appointments are scheduled around your availability which includes evenings and weekend hours.
We are located in Gastonia, NC and provide assistance for:
- Marriage Counseling
- Relationship Counseling
- Couples Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Women’s Issues
- Depression & Anxiety
- Teen Counseling
- Family Counseling
EJC mission is to support people with living their best life and walking in truth. We recognize each person’s uniqueness and respect the pace of the healing journey. Anyone ready to take the healing journey can trust that at EJC they are in a safe place that offers honesty without judgement or criticism. We walk with you to provide gentle supportive nudges that encourage growth towards your goal.
We value vulnerability:
Feelings are expected. Whether good or bad, trust the process by leaning in and telling your truth.
We value connection:
The most important connection is the one you have with your inner self. We invite you to embrace authenticity and to breathe about ourselves through our connections with others, as well as our inner self.
We value the power of paying it forward:
Learning has responsibilities. Once you learn, you are empowered to teach and to do better.
NOTICE of CONFIDENTIALITY:
Therapist have an ethical and moral obligation to keep information revealed in session confidential. Furthermore, the law protects the confidential nature of the relationship between a client and their therapist.
There are several exceptions to this rule:
In an emergency when there is eminent danger to the client or another person, the therapist is required by law to breach confidentiality.
North Carolina Law requires that suspected child, elder abuse, or domestic violence be reported to the Department of Social Services.
Otherwise, information will only be released with written permission unless client is under the age of 18. In that case, the client’s legal guardian must provide written consent.