Megan Jespersen, MCP, RCC
Founding Director of The Grounding Stone
The foundation of most of the therapeutic work that I do is rooted in my personal life journey. My biggest struggle has been navigating ways to be my authentic self in environments where my authentic self was not welcome.
I spent my first career living out of a backpack, part professional tour guide, part parched and wild culture-seeker. In hindsight, I see that there was a strong driving force below the surface of my eager
ventures; not only was I journeying as myself, I was also journeying both with and through myself. After fifteen years of international travel, I surfaced; grounded, intentional and clear – I was queer, and that was okay. I also have a big heart, a heart that has the capacity to love many people, simultaneously and deep. And, I don’t wanna wear high heels anymore. I was okay, and I could just love, and I could just be, and I didn’t need to try to deny that any longer.
Perhaps the greatest awareness with which I emerged, was that there are metaphors all around us. Our emotions flow as the tides, and we experience loss just as consistently and predictably as the seasons. The presence of change is the only consistency that this life offers. A foundational part of my therapeutic work is supporting people in developing personal, natural ways to flow through the turbulence.
Here’s to our flowing, connecting, and growing..
I am an Approved Counsellor for the Crime Victim Assistance Program through the B.C. Ministry of Justice.
More on Megan at: www.meganjespersen.com