"Take time to REMEMBER the rest of you"
Do you watch what you eat?
Do you make a point to exercise?
Do you look out for the well being of others?
Do you forget to take time out for yourself and become overwhelmed?
Today's fast pace forces us to sacrifice, and it's easy to remember to complete the things we can see, the things we can touch, things going on outside of ourselves; however, everything going on inside: stress, obligations, responsibilities, and more, are easier to place on the back burner and bottle up for a later time. This can be detrimental to our health, as we learned from our Elementary School Guidance Counselors. So make a point to "Remember the rest of you," and make your mental health a part of your healthy routine.
About the "Triple" and the "Willow"
The Counseling Profession has It’s foundations rooted in three facets. It is understood that the individual must include their Mind, Body, and Spirit completely to approach any issue or ailment for an entire understanding from all perspectives. Though other environmental factors and persuasions play a very important role in contribution, we often only have control over the self and the three pillars that construct us.
The Willow tree has long been revered as a tree of mystical symbolism, and a wood with unique and very useful properties. Specifically, the tree's persistence is evidenced by a lone twig or branch falling into the worst of conditions and thriving through all odds against its survival. Then, the woods incredible flexibility allowing it to be bent WAY OUT OF SHAPE without breaking, and then returning to its original form.
These two lessons speak to the resilience of we humans; our own ability to forge through the toughest of times, and our tenacity when placed in uncommon positions. Our goal at Triple Willow is to use the three rooted foundations, Mind, Body, and Spirit, to help each individual find their own ability to grow in any situation.
-Founder & CEO
Don Othello McCall, The Therapy Pup
As we progress through our lives, we all find that companion whom stands by our side at all times and we could not imagine traveling without them through life; my Human is just that. I worked hard to get where I am today, and training was tough, but I'm certified, registered, and dressed for the part. Now let's get to work.
Counseling is scary for some, and trying out a new office space can be stressful; I help those in need of feeling more comfortable in a uncertain situation by loving on you and letting you pet me in return. I go everywhere my human does; I took my first plane ride this past Christmas, and TSA was impressed with how well I listened to their instructions off leash. I got to stare out the window as the clouds passed by, and watch the earth become smaller by the second.
It says it all, even on my shirt; "Pet me, it's my job." I'm here if you need me, let me help. I can't wait to meet you and show you from the waiting room to my Human's office.
During my internship, I dedicated myself to providing mental health services to surrounding communities lost in the Texas Desert. Lubbock has been described as “a cinder-block covered with asphalt in the middle of the largest sandbox of Texas;” the surrounding towns were worse. Mental Health resources for these trying to survive were scarce and nearly non-existent, much like the absence of rain which rarely precipitated Comfort and Hope. Fresh out of the classroom, me meeting these individuals opened my eyes to "The World of the Forgotten."
As I ventured to the East Coast, the "need" seemed to grow as I worked in community-based and in-home counseling. There, I learned the "need" would never necessarily go away; but when a few like-minded and committed gather for the greater good, we can provide a solid fighting chance against the odds. Since then, I have become dedicated to provide services to those whom the rest ignore.
Currently, I am still working with people on the verge of being forgotten… again. I feel I have made full circle and returned to where it all began, on that cinder-block covered with asphalt, but this time there’s rain.
Kyle D McCall, MEd, LPC, DCC, Supervising Counselor, President
Jeffrey Parsons, MEd, Resident in Counseling
Working in the Service Industry, I started being the Host, worked up to Management, and was on my way to Corporate, but something was missing for me; it was People. Though there would be people in the Executive offices, I enjoyed catering to the needs and helping others directly.
I was also blessed with the ability to connect with horses through training, raising, and caring for them; when I realized Mental Health to be my calling, I fell in love with the possibility of Equine Assisted Therapy becoming a part of my future.
I found Mental Health to be compelling and satisfying when I discovered the truly limitless opportunities to learn and grow; new techniques to assist particular ailments, new research revealing some are not beyond help like once thought before, and new ways to help others help themselves.
I have worked in Mental Health through Community Based Services, supporting those with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, and providing comfort to children and their families in hospitals experiencing their first Mental Health Struggles. I seek to help those most in need, because we all need the same thing in the end... Support, Compassion, and someone to help us experience our own strengths along the way.
While the majority of my professional development has focus in working with individuals cope with Mental Health issues (such as Depression, Anxiety, personality disorders, and others), I also work with individuals in possession of an Intellectual/Developmental Disability diagnosis. In providing services to these individuals, I strive to support them in maintaining stability while remaining in their existing environments.
Whether it be ending a bad relationship, resolving conflict at work or home, or quitting bad habits, I pride myself in being authentic by coming from a place of no judgement and holding genuine interest in supporting you reaching your goals. I have passion for helping and empowering you to build confidence within yourself, to understand your gut, and to trust the decisions you make.
I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend; I fully understand how our fast paced lives can get, and how overwhelming it can feel. Please know you are not alone in the struggle of balancing life's demands with your internal happiness and dreams. Together, we can work through whatever is preventing you from reaching your fullest potential. Let's get started!