Finding Balance on the Road Ahead

"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.”   (Thomas Merton)

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The stresses and struggles of daily living can erode the delicate balance we seek to maintain in our daily lives. When we lose this balance we often embrace less effective ways of coping with life. This lack of balance can seem dark, unforgiving, and fearful. 

As a way to embrace balance in my life, I have retired  from full-time private practice as of January 1, 2020.

I’ve been in the helping profession for over 35 years, with 27 of those years seeing patient/clients in my office in Fair Oaks. It recently became clear to me that I needed to move towards retirement.

In the last two years I have had both hip joints replaced and 12 years ago I had lumbar region reconstructive back surgery and global fusion. As well, I have a prosthetic foot and leg brace that I have worn for over 40 years related to an injury 44 years ago in the US Navy. 

Like many of you, I have lived with physical and mental health challenges for much of my life, but this last year has been especially challenging and I have had to consider ways to take care of myself in the years ahead. Retirement was the next logical step.

I wish to thank all my patient/clients who have allowed me the privilege of accompanying them on their journey of discovery, transformation and change.  Please know that you have enriched my life in countless ways and I am forever grateful.

With great respect,

Dr. Carl

© 2020 Carl Sayles, PsyD