We'll find a way through fears.
We'll help you discover the patterns that promote the best physical and emotional health.
In my role as Health Maze Navigator I work in partnership with you toward your long range desires by discovering with you practical ways for you to feel better today.
Joni Metolius, MS, MFT, is the founder of Health Maze Navigator. Her story follows:
I have combined my interest in medicine, my personal health experiences, and formal education to work with patients, families, and health care providers to find the best way through the emotions associated with life altering medical conditions. Empathetic with patients, families and friends, my goal is to help my clients feel a little better while they navigate the complexities of health challenges.
My journey to become a Health Maze Navigator began when I was a toddler when my brother became disabled by polio. Our family dynamics were changed by this. In addition to the impact of the disease on the family, over the years I observed and have been effected by how our family and the greater community coped with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, alcoholism, and mental health disease.
My next major life experience was surviving a multiple car, multiple fatality high speed head on collision. The accident and it's aftermath fueled my need to overcome old "wounds" as well as the current physical and emotional pain. Within nine months after the accident I enrolled in graduate school to gain clinical training and supervision so that I could provide other trauma survivors with understanding, compassion and momentum to find and use tools for taking right actions.
An internship at Chevron's employee assistance program provided me an opportunity to gain additional education in substance abuse treatment. As a result of these combined interests in treating addiction and trauma, I have trained other professionals who work with trauma survivors who are at risk for using and abusing drugs and alcohol.
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