Caitlin Helton, M.S., LMFT
“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” – Brené Brown
I believe we have all been created for connection. Occasionally, it can be strained, damaged, or lost. Whether it is shame, loss, or disconnection, we all go through moments where it can seem unbearable to continue the journey. In these moments, we all are faced with the choice to reach out to others, reach within ourselves, or stay in place. My wish to all in life is to show up with each other and with ourselves because that is where I have found the greatest source of restoration. I entered into the field of counseling as a way of passing on the compassion, empathy, and patience that was so graciously passed on to me over the years in my most unbearable moments. I pursued a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer University School of Medicine because people do not exist inside a vacuum. We wear many hats in our daily lives such as mother, father, sister, brother, friend, spouse, etc. Balancing these roles and adjusting to new life events requires a careful viewpoint that accommodates our multifaceted life. Working with families, couples, and individuals I have guided clients through difficulties with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and loss. I have walked with people through death, divorce, illness, and trauma. I have found that being with others through pain is often the fastest way to restore life and hope. I believe everyone has the power within themselves to create change — sometimes it is just hard to get started.