One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one. Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”. The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?” The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said, “I made a difference to that one!”
Making a difference has always been my objective. To help other understand that although the sadness, pain and trauma in their lives may seem insurmountable……Every Day Is A New Opportunity For Change. Like the little boy in the parable change can happen – together – one starfish at a time.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker my mission is to help strengthen the individual and/or family by drawing on natural resources that exist both internally and externally; with the ultimate goal to develop emotionally-well and empowered individuals. Through the therapeutic process, I will assist you in developing clarity of how your past experiences have affected you, and work towards the understanding that they do not define you.
I earned a Masters in Social Work from New York University and possess over twenty-four years of clinical experience. My experience includes working with children, adults, families, couples, the chronically mentally ill, and trauma focused therapy. I recognize and respect the uniqueness of each experience and bring that perspective to the therapeutic relationship.
Florida License #SW12877
Lakeside Counseling is proud to contract with Nadine Heusner. Nadine is not currently available to see new clients.