Welcome to:

Living Rock Counseling & Consulting

Lift up your eyes upon
The day breaking for you.

History, despite its wrenching pain,
Cannot be unlived, and if faced
With courage, need not be lived again.

Give birth again
To the dream.

The horizon leans forward,
Offering you space to place new steps of change.

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Marriage and Family Counseling

Living Rock has certified and experienced marriage and family counselors. We work with a wide range of couples and families, from pre-marital to long-marrieds. We work with traditional, blended, step- and non-traditional families.


I see counseling as a journey of soul-tending. Emotional well-being and spiritual peace are intricately connected. As such, anything that improves the psyche enriches the soul, and vice versa. It may be important to you to include your faith or spiritual walk into the counseling process

Living Rock Counseling Video Introduction

Meet Dr Varley and get to know her through our video introduction

Welcome to Living Rock Counseling & Consulting

Living Rock Counseling offers quality counseling services and clinical consultation to promote:

  • Emotional well-being
  • Acceptance
  • Balance within and between all persons.


The often quoted Serenity Prayer of Reinhold Neibhur eloquently summarizes the path toward this peace:

God, give us grace to accept with serenity 
the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things 
which should be changed and the Wisdom to distinguish 
the one from the other.

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What is Contemplative Spiritual Direction? 

My training and education in Spiritual Direction is grounded in the early Christian Contemplative tradition which began with the Desert Fathers and Mothers a few centuries after Christ walked among us. It is based on two essential foundations: 1. Contemplative Presence God is alive and active in all of created life as a loving, dynamic presence. This includes moving within every human being. A spiritual

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