Hi, I’m Kevin Henry, your ruddy-faced but grateful-hearted therapist in the Pittsburgh area, and I’d love to be of service to you if you’re thinking you could use some support in life-coaching, stress management, grief and bereavement, depression, anxiety, or marriage and family therapy. I can also be of help if you’d like instruction and coaching in meditation, tai chi, or qigong, having studied many years with some of the best teachers on the planet for those practices, as well as for the more traditional psychological services. In fact, I’ve made several careers of and have been thoroughly in love with human service work for over forty years—in special education; head injury and neurological rehabilitation for adults and children; behavioral medicine services; and for the past 20 years, as a social worker for Forbes Hospice here in Pittsburgh, where I am the counselor for dying patients and their families and friends in the Inpatient Unit, and the Bereavement Coordinator for the entire program. I also have a private practice—Grateful Heart Therapy—the website you are currently and I hope happily exploring, and to which I delightedly welcome you.
But the really important thing you deserve and need to know about me is my deepest belief and fueling attitude about why I do psychotherapy, and I will tell you, as plainly as I can. I believe that everyone has within himself/herself everything that is needed to meet the challenges of life. Without question, life can be hard, and painful, and confusing, and demoralizing, but—as Mister Rogers reminds us—anything human is mentionable, and anything mentionable is manageable, if we do our talking in a spirit of trust, and of love. I consider my job as a therapist and coach to provide that place of safety, that place of love and trust, wherein any and all difficulties can be openly and frankly thought about and talked about, precisely because that is how we come to better see and understand and appreciate and embrace and practice the strengths that are always within us, and that make us equal—EQUAL, I say—to life’s challenges.