Six years ago today, Reaching New Heights was born. I received my EIN number, making my dream a reality! I started seeing occasional clients in my home after my school day was complete. I was amazed at how much I loved seeing kiddos in a setting other than school. One year ago on April 1st, I opened the doors to my brick and mortar office and started seeing clients full-time in my incredible space! It was exactly as I envisioned it – fun, funky, playful. NOT clinical at all. I had several loyal clients from home follow me to my new space and it felt like it was meant to be. I truly break into a smile every time I enter my office! My clients and their families have become an extension of my own family. We care about each other and support each other in a way I never experienced with clients/families in any other setting. When my mother had her strokes in January and her recent surgery and setbacks, they prayed for us and supported us in ways I never expected. Last week a Mom and Grandma of a client (who I am blessed to call my Friends) surprised me with a care package of humorous and tasty gifts along with an encouraging card. Others have allowed me to switch appointments to accommodate my needs to be with my Mom. They all have offered love and prayers. This is a part of being a business owner that I didn’t expect. As a therapist, a big part of my job is counseling parents on how to help their child. I offer emotional support as well as guidance. I now know that the “Reaching New Heights” is a family and I am so blessed to have these incredible, loving families in my life!
Donna Rowan Culley is an SLP who opened Reaching New Heights to offer a different kind of practice to families! Where families and kids come first!