Rev Jean Kadkhodaian
Articles Written By: Jean
“My husband Jeff and I are forever grateful to Jean and Ray for helping us navigate a particularly challenging rough patch in our marriage. My individual sessions with Jean were especially valuable as she helped me reflect upon aspects of my own inner journey, clearing a path for me that allowed for increased awareness, clarity, compassion, and healing. I know I would not be in the space where I am today had it not been for the caring, thoughtful, introspective enlightenment that Jean offered me during our sessions and I feel tremendously fortunate for that life-changing experience.”
“WOW –I’ve lost track of how long I’ve known you. But, the quantity of time really does not matter! It’s the quality of our time together and it has been such a treasure full of gems! You have been such a an important and pivotal part of my journey. You’ve shared your knowledge, your skill and your heart wisdom. You’ve encouraged and challenged me to go deeper and face my inner-most fears. All the while, you’ve provided a loving and nurturing space to do my hardest life’s work. I feel nothing but the warmest appreciation for you and your work! From the bottom of my heart – THANK YOU! God’s Blessings for the rest of your days on this beautiful journey!! Love and Namaste, -Deb”
Jean has impacted my life in so many ways. Too many to describe in a short paragraph. I owe so much of my evolution as a person to her. She has helped me with self awareness, insecurity, and am so much of a happier person because of the path she helped me on. Learning meditation was so hard but so rewarding. I share the books she had me start reading with others and I can honestly say the world is so much of a better place because she does what she does. I will be a huge lifelong fan!!!
I am very grateful that my life path led me to your office! Between counseling, meditation, and the spiritual group, I have found hope and light in my life again. Your guidance has been invaluable during the past year and I find myself reflecting on and using all that you have taught me on a daily basis.”
“Jean has had such an impact on my life and my marriage. She has given me so many tools to cope with anxiety and depression. She has helped me battle an eating disorder that no longer has any control in my life. She has worked with my husband and I to become better companions and have a successful relationship. Her and Ray even married us and performed the most beautiful cermony EVER! I can say with utmost certainty that my life would not be the same without her. I’m so very thankful for the imprint she has left on Scott and I.
“Jean reminds me that I am far more than the sum of painful moments of my past. She challenges me to see meaning in every experience. She shows me the way to transcend my own judgement of myself and others. She helps me forgive myself for old stuff and also for the new mistakes I will always continue to make. She sees through my BS and holds me accountable to my own vision for myself. She validates me when I need to be heard, and she calls me out when I need to hear myself. She sees me. She teaches me. She leads by her own strong, brave, audacious example.”
You have been an incredible gift in my life. When I thought I was dying from cancer, you guided me on an emotional and spiritual journey of healing and self discovery and remission from cancer. You are an amazing healer, teacher and spiritual guide who has help awaken my spirit. Thank you.”
“My family & I have been privileged to work with you. We have gained greater personal insight and peace through your vast knowledge. Thank you!”
“Jean, I can not even put into words how much of an impact you made in my life! I am eternally grateful for your patience and guidance. You are a truly gifted therapist. Working with you was like magic! I found my voice, my strength, and myself, thanks to you. If that wasn’t enough, you also sparked this new and exciting career path I have decided to pursue. Thank you will never be enough, so I intended to pay it forward and hope to help others find healing! Cheers to an amazing human being!”
“I honestly can’t remember when I first started seeing Jean, but it’s been over 10 years now. She was literally a light at the end of the tunnel for me. I had been suffering for years with grief from losing both parents and had seen therapists, joined help groups…not much helped. My very first session with Jean she explained how things worked and she said that I would be further along with her in 6 months than I had come in all those years of therapy. I didn’t believe it, but she was right. I could go on and on and probably write a short story about all my experiences, but without Jean’s help (and Ray’s on occasion, too :), I would not have the coping skills and self awareness that I have today. She has contributed to who I became in my adult life. Just when I think I’m done learning or growing spiritually and mentally, another hurdle arises and I turn to Jean to help me overcome them. Or at the very least, provide me with the tools I need to deal with them. If I had to sum it up I would say that Jean literally freed me from myself.”
“Jean helped me change my life. If it weren’t for her I would have continued the miserable life I was living. She pointed out my responsibility in my situation and I was able to make a change. I am forever grateful to her! You will always hold a special place in my heart! Love and happiness always!” -Nancy
“Hi Jean, I had been searching for a therapist that I felt comfortable with for years (on and off). Then, when I met my boyfriend, I realized I wanted something more… I wanted someone, or a place, that would allow each of us to work on our own “stuff” while also working with us together. In my head, this was my best-case scenario. Eventually, I found The Lighthouse. =) From the start, I felt comfortable with you and because of that I’ve been able to work on my self in a different way than I have ever been able to. Jean, I have a long way to go, but I thank you for the connection you’ve made with me to feel comfortable in sharing, along with feeling comfortable enough to be vulnerable; thank you for the growth I’ve been able to work towards because of that. I look forward to our continued work together in understanding myself as well as understanding my partner. Enjoy your special day, and may that joy continue everyday! Thank you,”
“You know how they say ‘ you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’, well, that’s no longer true. Jean has taught me that it’s OK to be ME. Because of Jean I have learned to accept myself. I’m still a work in progress but I now have the tools that I need to find my happiness. Thanks Jean.”
“Meeting and working with Jean has been such a blessing in my life! Jean has been my counselor and also, my spiritual teacher. She has taught me how to sit in the dark pockets of my life while allowing all my feelings to be present. I now know that there are important lessons waiting for me there. I am extremely grateful for all the experiences I’ve had with Jean. And I feel lucky to always have The Lighthouse as a place of comfort for myself. ♥ ♥♥ I wish you much love and happiness this year. And always!”