About Sonja Seglin

About Sonja Seglin

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” –Howard Thurman

 

I first heard this quote when I graduated with my Masters degree in counseling psychology, and it blew my mind. I had spent most of my young adulthood trying to figure out which of the world’s problems were the most significant, so that I could focus my energy in the direction of solving that problem. It was quite the game of whack-a-mole — the world has a lot of problems if you’re looking for them!

I finally realized that I was thinking about it all wrong. I love learning, and I love people, and I love things just slightly this side of woo woo.  So I decided to dive in to learning about people through a lens that integrates the scientific and the spiritual. I also love my own religion, having been raised in a Reform Jewish household. This background helps me understand how, for some, religion is a key component of establishing mental health.

Now I get to change the world by being alive, no longer distracted by the game of whack-a-mole. This is the energy I want to help my clients create.