LANEY HOUSER, MAPS, MA
I’m Laney and I am on a heart driven mission to help people get over the past, transform their story and live a life of freedom, meaning, and purpose. I have been helping people just like you, find life, adventure and live into their God-given purposes for over 25 years. In a world full of mixed messages I help people unpack their truth, embrace it and live fully alive.
I help people live emotionally and spiritually free lives so they can live boldly and bloom big. As a therapist, I was certified and trained in many different modalities of healing. Although many of the modalities worked, I was still bothered by the fact that some people didn’t get better. It bothered me to know that healing is possible but the traditional methods of therapy are not working for many people and may, in fact, be keeping some people stuck.
I get trauma, depression, anxiety and a life that sucks. On the outside I looked really successful. I had a half a million dollar counseling practice. I had clients and friends who loved me and the respect of the community I served, but on the inside, I was dying. My marriage was falling apart and I was depressed, hopeless and wished I was dead. I got to the place where life was unbearable and put myself in a treatment center called The Center: A Place of Hope, it’s number one in the nation for treating depression and it was an amazing experience. I stayed there for a month and learned how to do life differently while I healed. When I got out of treatment I lost everything; my marriage, my home, my kids, my career, my business and many of my friends, I had to keep reminding myself that it could be worse and pray no one died. I lived in an empty condo with my clothes, my little puppy named Belle and Jesus, I left everything else behind and started a new life. I spent the days walking along the riverfront praying and believing God for a different future. It was definitely the dark night of my soul.
As the days and months progressed, as they always do, I was for the first time living my truth and learning to live in The Truth of who I really am. Joy began to wash over me in a brand new way and God’s grace became the staple I lived by. It demanded little of me except to stand in it and let God love me, it was really good. The abuse I had endured was finally over and I was free to find me and to love me instead of just surviving daily. I learned to become my own best friend and to have compassion for myself that spread to others and eventually my broken marriage.
My husband and I separated for 15 months while we learned to heal and to trust again and rebuild our relationship from a place of respect and kindness that has spread to our children and those who know us. Our story is truly a miracle, only possible by the Hand of God in our lives.
I want you to live into the joy and abundance that Jesus promises. As I healed my life, I realized that getting to joy must involve healing the trauma, restoring the relationships to self, God and others and making a new life path, a little bit of going back but mostly going forward in a positive direction!
I put all of these things together and now help people learn to honor and respect their past while pursuing a better future filled with leadership, joy, purpose, and passion
So my friend, breathe…there is hope! God can put your life back together again if you are willing to trade your ashes for a crown He will make it beautiful.
I am free and my life is beautiful and full of joy. I now help others live strong, beautiful lives. There is a way to live that is better than you could ever have imagined. You can get over your past, you can learn to live a full and abundant life without spending a month and 30K on inpatient treatment or losing your entire life like I did.
A little bit about my background I have a BA in Nutrition, MA in Pastoral Studies and MA in Counseling. I am a firm believer in whole person healing which means the physical, emotional, relational and spiritual. We need a good relationship with ourselves, with God and with others! I help people get there! I hope you will join me and start the adventure to a good life.
On a personal note…I love to have fun and make life fun for others, I love to drink good tea, hang out in the sun, hike a mountain or a beach, travel the world, read a good book, hang out with friends, laugh a lot and generally make this a better place for everyone!