When we look back, the most beautiful things in our lives have come out from under things we didn't believe we could get out from underneath. -Brene Brown
Frank Tomlinson II
I am married and a father of two, I studied counseling at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. I practice Narrative Therapy because it is a collaborative work with each client. This approach centers people as the experts of their own lives; through the telling of a life story a narrative emerges like a thread that weaves through the entire fabric. This methodology is very effective at helping clients see past trauma inflicted on them that is often embodied as shame and guilt. My life like yours contains many ups and downs, memories I cherish and some I would rather forget; yet I have experienced this transformational work that has allowed me to become daily more who I was made to be and joyfully anticipate tomorrow, as a result I know the same can be true for you.
Frank G. Tomlinson
My story began as a boy growing up in a family of men (dad and his six brothers) who each had stories of going through the great depression and WWII - stories of learning how to fight for family, not stories of complaining. For a boy who is afraid of his own shadow, it was easy to idolize these men and to realize that unless your dad brought you in to be a “made” member, you were always going to be on the outside where those who were less than men lived their boring lives.
My dad gave me the impression that he didn’t like me at all...
primary business counsel
I was raised here in Simi Valley with my parents and older sister. My parents were first generation descendants from Argentina. They migrated with the hope of a better life and future in America. They worked very hard to earn their degrees and advance in their careers. I grew up having everything I needed; financial provision was never a concern. I was raised with the same expectation. Get a degree, which will lead to a good paying job, and you will have financial freedom. Life will work.