"Let Go Of Your Past, Live In Your Present, Forward Motion Into Your Future"
If you're like the vast majority of people, you reached adulthood with some emotional scars. The happiest of childhoods still has painful moments when a parent or a sibling or a schoolmate or a teacher inflicts a psychological wound. Beyond that, adolescence is almost guaranteed to be a minefield of potential damage to an emerging sense of self. Worse yet, some children suffer sexual or physical abuse at the hands of the very people who are supposed to protect them. However even that horrendous legacy can be used as a springboard for growth instead of turning into a life sentence for low self-esteem. Best of all, with my unique Forward Motion program, you can achieve peace of mind and resilience without years of therapy. I can teach you the tools and techniques you need in order to be your own catalyst for change. Best of all, as you become whole and healthy you will also become the kind of parent who breaks the cycle of abuse and brings up children who are whole and healthy as well.
"You Can Change Destructive Behaviors Right Now"
*Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner
*Certified Physician Assistant
*Licensed Professional Counselor
*Clinical Nurse Specialist
*Health & Wellness Coach
*Certified Distance Counselor
Moira Lynn is the founder and president of Forward Motion Counseling, LLC, a company dedicated to helping people achieve realistic hope, profound psychological healing, and lifelong emotional growth -- without the need for years of therapy. In her private practice, she sees clients for a matter of weeks or at most several months. During that time, she gives them the tools and techniques they need in order to continue on their own the essential process of letting go of damage done in the past so that they can be fully alive in the present. That in turn allows them to move forward with joy and confidence into the future. Moira also shares her unique program through workshops, lectures, television appearances, and teaching in Arizona public schools and community colleges. She is the author of a widely read column in the Moon Valley Tattler in Phoenix, and she contributes to Phoenix Baby Resource. Her advice has been featured in Arizona Parenting Magazine. Moira has recently joined the roster of counselors who contribute to the enduringly popular "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" column in Ladies' Home Journal and she is a contributing counselor to the advice column on the magazine's Web site, LHJ.com. She is at work on a book that will allow readers everywhere to benefit from her program.
Moira serves on the Advisory Board of the Wellness Community of Central Arizona and she is also a facilitator there. She is a volunteer for the Red Cross and she is on the Executive Committee of Anytown Camp which is recognized as one of the most successful leadership and cultural diversity programs for youth in America today.
Moira began her career as a nurse specializing in emergency medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Regent’s College of the State University of New York. She then went on to become the Robert Johnson Wood Scholar at Maricopa County General Hospital in Phoenix where she earned her certification as a Nurse Practitioner and Physician’s Assistant. Following that, she earned a Masters in Counseling from Arizona State University. Moira's one-of-a-kind approach to counseling grew out of her knowledge and experience in both traditional medicine and psychology. She was also influenced by events in her personal life that she saw mirrored again and again in the lives of patients and clients. Moira's mother had been sexually abused as a child, and that legacy was passed on to Moira in the form of emotional abuse that left her feeling unworthy. She was finally able to grow beyond that debilitating view of herself and emerge as a strong, self-assured adult.
Even more important, she was capable of bringing up her own three children in a positive atmosphere of love and acceptance. The cycle of abuse was broken.Moira's mission and passion is to help others achieve exactly that happy outcome. She firmly believes that the vast majority of people reach adulthood with wounds and scars from the past, and that they unwittingly inflict wounds on their children as a result. Abuse can be as severe as what Moira's mother suffered or it can be garden variety problems such as a mother trying to live vicariously through a daughter or a father berating a son for not being good at sports. In between falls a long list of issues such as those experienced by children of alcoholics and drug abusers, children of divorce, and children of parents who fight all the time. Now at last, with the help of the Forward Motion program, people can learn how to celebrate what is good about themselves and therefore bring up a new generation that will be equipped to do the same.
""Life is a Series of Stages and Changes and You Are Your Own Audience."
"You Are The Artist, Choreographer, Composer, and Director of your Life."
3030 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
"Moira changed my life!"
"Moira has done more for me in three months than some family members I have known my entire life. Thank you Moira, you will never know how grateful I am for you."
"I met Moira, August, of 2004. Meeting her was a blessing. I was going through a lot at the time, trying to find a job I enjoyed and move out of my parent's house. Moira helped me gain confidence in myself to do the things I needed to do.
I moved out of my parents house and found a job. Moira was always there for me when I needed to talk even if it was 10:00 p.m. Knowing that I had someone to turn to helped me get to where I am today. She is not only my counselor but also a true friend. Moira is so giving and generous. I have never meet a person like her. I am so lucky to have meet her. I cannot thank her enough for being there for me when I needed someone the most. Thank you for all you do in our Community!"
“I woke up one morning and I knew in my heart that my marriage was in trouble and I could not fix it myself. I decided I needed professional help, someone other than family who could help us put this marriage back together or at least give us some direction. I looked in the phone book, not knowing what I was looking for, basically taking a chance, I looked up counselors; I saw this add with a beautiful face.. It was the face of Moira, and she looked like she could help me. And this was the beginning of change!
With some convincing, my husband and I both went to talk with Moira. Moira was able to help my husband and I put our marriage back together. She spent countless hours counseling us together and separately. She told me to trust her and I did. She helped my husband and I to see why we fell in love in the beginning, she taught us to see the good, the love and the pain in each other. She taught us what was important. Moira did not give us the answers, but she showed us how to find them, she taught us patience and perseverance. She worked with us using many techniques, we read, we talked, we wrote and we would talk some more. There were lots of times that I felt helpless and weak Moira was there for me, but she didn’t just console me, she taught me how to find my inner strength and to be strong. Her schedule was so that she could meet with us together or alone at most any time or talk endlessly with me on the phone.
My husband and I recently celebrated our 15th anniversary and had it not been for Moira, I can honestly say we might not be together today. I wish that all couples whether troubled or not would have the chance to spend time with Moira and experience her ability to create change and openness in their lives.
I love Moira so much, I am so glad that she is a part of my life. I am a much better person because of her, my husband and kids and anyone that comes in contact with me are better just because of Moira (the rest of the world should be so lucky!!!)!
Thank you for everything Moira, thank you so much.”
"My marraige thanks her. My husband and I are better than we have ever been and our entire family has benifitted from our relationship with her."
"I don't know what my family and I would have done without her. After my husband died I was lost, but now I am finally capable of moving on with my life."
"When my situation seemed hopeless and I felt helpless, Moira helped me to see I had the power to make changes and I have never been happier."
"Life Is A Series Of Stages And Changes, You Are The Director, Composer and Audience"