I worked with Cultura Health staff on a project that will launch soon. The vision and direction that the organization is going will really shock the community. However, what you won't find online (until now) is that every employee hired at Cultura Health has to complete Grief Recovery and Care Counseling from an outside provider within 90 days of employment. Leadership firmly believes in healing from our traumas before caring for others, so caregivers can only see members once the programs are completed.
My faith is very important to me, so I was looking for someone to help me navigate my fleshly issues with spiritual principles. Our belief that therapy & theology aren't mutually exclusive connected me with Austin. Surprisingly, I quickly learned I've overlooked many mental health issues in popular biblical stories.
I always thought the idea of seeing a shrink was crazy. I met Austin at a volunteering event in Houston and was introduced to Grief Recovery and life coaching. The tools I've learned to deal with present and future depression, anxiety, and anger have been effective.
My wife passed away after 22 years of marriage, and I felt helpless. I attended several grief support groups, saw multiple therapists, and tried Christian counseling. After searching the internet, I found an ad titled "The Grief Recovery Method: An Action-Based Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses." I've never heard of Grief Recovery, so I was skeptical, but I completed the program in January 2023. While I still grieve the loss of my wife, my days aren't filled with tears, wishing it was me, or a loss of hope.