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After many years of service the Hoffs offer experienced guidance and support to individuals, couples, and families, in all stages and phases of the life cycle. They also provide organizational consultation to work and living groups. Much of their work is done through Quest: A Counseling and Healing Center, which offers a professional context for their therapeutic work. The Hoffs are gifted coaches and counselors whose wisdom is grounded in years of practical application as well as ongoing study of transpersonal psychology, the perennial philosophy, and current thinking about human development.

In their work with individuals, the Hoffs recommend a careful self study including exploring family of origin and life history. For couples, they do “friendship training” as well as assist partners in acting compassionately toward each other’s frailties and limitations. With families they teach the concept of co-parenting and a system’s approach to empower families. Parent coaching and child study are two common activities in their approach. Their work with the Third Age—with people who are preparing for retirement or experiencing the challenges of being elderly—focuses on supporting health and hopefulness and teaching the importance of ongoing relationships. They often quote the adage, “mental health isn’t measured by the absence of problems but by the way you deal with them.”



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