THE COVE MOUNTAIN STORY
As the saying goes, I had a dream. :)
When I first opened this practice back in 1993, I was a new mom of a precious baby boy, and I wanted to be home with him as much as I could. At the same time, I loved my work, and couldn’t imagine giving that up completely – even for a little while.
There weren’t a lot of part time jobs for licensed psychotherapists that I could find, so I started a practice – mostly because I couldn’t figure out what else to do.
Little did I know how that single decision would change my life.
Suddenly, I had the freedom to serve my clients the way that I truly thought was best. Even though we often had to work around the restrictions that insurance required, we still had a kind of flexibility that I’d never experienced when I worked for others.
Need to bring in the whole family? Come on in.
Notice a lot of girls going through the same thing? Let’s start a group.
Really need to meet even in the middle of an ice storm? Well – we can try!
Not everything I tried worked. Goodness knows I never tried walking to the office in an ice storm again. :)
But I learned. And the practice grew. And life was good.
Along the way, an interesting thing happened.
Not only did I realize how strongly I felt about delivering the best quality of care to my clients, I also realized how much I enjoyed running a business.
And that was in spite of the fact that I was doing just about everything wrong back then. :))
Gradually, an idea began to form.
What if I could create a single place where folks could get help with all kinds of problems, whether or not I could provide that help myself?
What if I could immediately recommend someone that I trusted completely, knew for a fact was really good at what she did, and was right down the hall?
And what if I could support other women who were, like me, learning how to run a business and build a life at the same time?
That vision took hold, and began to grow.
Within just two years, I had three other outstanding clinicians who joined me, and Cove Mountain was born.
In the years since, we’ve grown to a full house of outstanding healers who run their own practice, set their own policies, serve their own people, and shine their own light.
And just as I’d imagined so long ago, they do a lot of different things, helping in a lot of different ways.
They are really, really good at what they do – and I trust them completely.
Today, Cove Mountain has become a small community of providers who support each other even as they are growing, themselves.
And today, Cove Mountain is a place of service, where we do our best to meet the needs of our community. And when we can’t, we try hard to help them find what they need somewhere else.
We’ve always said that we don’t care where you get help, just as long as you get what you need.
And that is still true.
Perhaps now that you know our story, you’ll understand why we don’t do things quite like you’d expect.
We don’t have a ‘front desk’. We don’t have a central scheduling or billing staff. We don’t have a lot of the bells and whistles you may have come to expect.
And yes, we know that gets a little confusing sometimes. :)
But we do have a houseful of heart-centered, highly professional, well-trained, totally committed, unique individuals, who are thrilled to be here.
And we’re glad you’re here too.
Now…how can we help?