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Andrej Ciho

I live in Atlanta, GA with my wife Jessica, our 5 children, a dog and two cats.

I've earned a level 1 certificate in Narrative Focused Trauma Care from the Allender Center at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and am currently enrolled in their level 2 certificate program.

It is an honor to get to engage your story and join you on your journey.

Note: While our conversations might feel therapeutic at times, I am not a licensed therapist.

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What is Story Work?

Story Work is a narrative focused method of engaging harm. It's a dialog with another human being, a trained wise guide, an empathetic witness, an embodied presense. Someone that sets the table and holds space for you and your story. Someone that can walk with you into the gaps of memory, or the figments of memory that you have and don't want to.

Madeleine L'Engle said, "You are every age you have ever been." There is a linkage between our present-day experience and our growing up. The healing and wholeness we so deeply long for can only happen if we dare to wade into our past stories of pain and heartache, stories that bear shame and contempt. All of this is done with kindness, curiosity and honor.


Books

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your rate? How much does it cost?

My 2024 rate is $80 for a 50 minute session. I have a small number of sessions set aside on a sliding scale so please don't hesitate to reach out.

Do you work with anyone?

Yes. All of you and all of your story is welcome. In our first meeting, a free 25 minute consultation, we will both feel out how our personalities mesh together to determine if we're a good fit for each other.

Do I have to be a Christian to work with you?

No. As a matter of fact, I know that a lot of people have been harmed by religion so I try to provide a safe space for healing from this particular kind of trauma as well.

Do you take insurance?

As mentioned above, I'm not a licensed therapist so our work together won't be covered by health insurance companies.


Books

Resources

These are some of the books and podcasts that inspired me and continue to influence my journey and my practice.

Books

  • Healing the Wounded Heart by Dan B. Allender PLLC
  • Redeeming Heartache: How Past Suffering Reveals Our True Calling by Dan B. Allender PLLC and Cathy Loerzel
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
  • Bold Love by Dan B. Allender PLLC and Tremper Longman
  • My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem MSW LICSW SEP
  • The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right by Lisa Sharon Harper
  • Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing by Jay Stringer
  • Hidden In Plain Sight: One Woman's Search for Identity, Intimacy and Calling by Becky Allender
  • Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson MD
  • Dopamine Nation by Dr. Anna Lembke
  • The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron
  • Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price PhD

Podcasts

  • The Allender Center Podcast by Dan B. Allender PLLC and Rachael Clinton Chen MDiv
  • The Place We Find Ourselves by Adam Young LCSW, MDiv
  • Emotionally Healthy Leader by Pete Scazzero
  • The Place We Begin by Esther Perell


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