• The Center for Human Encouragement is located on one of the most beautiful streets in Rochester. 15 Arnold Park is a warm and inviting home for our Center.

    My garden is an expression of my sense that beauty is human encouragement - a living, changing process.

    Here, we create a relationship where you can share the struggles in your life, connect with your feelings, and find your voice.

    The center is a place of privacy, comfort, warmth, and beauty, a place of healing, connection and growth.

  • Written with a compelling narrative weaving the parts of Grace's life together, her journey in her own words takes the reader to a new understanding of how we become the person that we are. It is both an extraordinary story and an important and timely commentary on how personality development is affected by the events of our life.

    There are reasons why we become the way we are which often aren't apparent on the surface.

    In her riveting memoir, Grace owns the risks she took throughout her life as she takes responsibility for everything that happens. As she pulls the reader in, we can begin to understand how we too become the person that we are, opening the door to new possibilities for our life.

    -Coralie Harlow Robertson, Author of The Journey Within: Living After Loss

  • Dr. Grace Harlow Klein has truly realized the person she has become.

    As a therapist, her life, her journey as a nurse-clinician, then with Dean, and then growth into a psychotherapist beyond, speaks to her devotion to personal understanding, and transcendence to a place of accrued knowledge, wisdom, experience, trust, and love.

    —Donald G. Symer M.D. Primary Care Physician

    Grace Klein has crafted a beautiful memoir that takes the reader along for the journey of discovering herself. The definition of self does not occur with one single event but a culmination of events, encounters, relationships, and curiosity. Dr. Klein' s quest was to know who she is and how she became the empowered, driven, compassionate and empathetic woman that she is. Her story is one to be passed on for generations to come. Her accomplishments and legacy will shape the future. With appreciation for her willingness to share her insights and vulnerabilities in hopes that we can all learn that it is never too late to write a different chapter in the story of our lives.

    —Sheila Kennedy, Publisher & Author at The Zebra Ink. www.thezebraink.com

  • "Grace's style is as non-threatening as walking through a rose garden, discovering colors, textures and fragrances; not to say that the discovery or awakening process cannot be intense. Her style exudes wisdom, patience, strength and timing. Her listening skills adroitly function simultaneously on multiple levels. She hears what I hear myself saying, and she hears what I have no idea I just said. Then, when the timing is right, she takes me to the next place she wants me to see. Her approach is a journey of compassion, understanding, wisdom, and self-realization." ~ Grace's Client

  • “Life isn’t about finding ourselves, it is about creating ourselves.” - George Bernard Shaw

    If your life isn’t working or you have lost touch with parts of yourself, leaving you feeling confused, depressed, lonely, I can help you.

    Psychotherapy is a process of exploration and growth, of connecting with your feelings and finding your voice to create the life and relationships you want.

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  • "There is only one happiness in this life... to love and be loved." - George Sand

    The search for love and connection is a driving force in our lives.

    I help you individually and as a couple to create clarity of where you are. Sharing from this open place can lead to resolution of issues, increased closeness and intimacy - even happiness! 

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  • There has been a driving force in me for growth, love and connection since long before I recognized it. I was just me getting on  with life and reaching for it. 

    I am grateful for my parents and grandparents to whom I was special, creating that sense of myself. "I can do it for myself," was my father's recollection of me when I was young.

    I will see that driving force in you and help you embrace it. 



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  • In creating every aspect of our lives we have to use our voice to speak with others – in relationships, at work, to accomplish what we want.

    Powerful emotions or feelings often lie beneath the surface influencing us – without our awareness, blocking our voice.

    As you share with me in therapy, you lay a foundation for finding and using your voice.

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  • Grief is a difficult and lonely, often
    all-consuming process, especially if we are alone or not connecting with others in our world.

    If you are suffering a loss in your life, I can be with you as you find your way through.

    I know deeply the impact of loss, the absence of language to express it, and the way that grief becomes a driving force for growth and empathy.


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  • "...Even during our very first meeting, I found her to possess a comforting presence that immediately evoked a feeling of comfort in me..."

    "Grace can easily recognize pain. She provides a safe therapeutic environment for its expression."

    “Grace’s advice has been positively influenced by her wide breadth of life experience...”

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  • Childhood trauma is a painful experience for most of us, in ways small and large, from disappointments to loss to abandonment by parents to neglect and abuse. Children do not have language to share their feelings and often no one they trust to listen. Their responses are limited to turning the responsibility back on themselves as in “I’ll be good; I won’t do that again” as if they were responsible for the trauma.
    The other way is to act out in anger. If no one is watching

    Read Grace's Presentation about the Trauma Informed Care Empowerment Program

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  • The transition from middle age to older adulthood can be challenging. Although many seniors continue to live active lives, bodies undergo many changes that make it a little more difficult to live independently. Brains also undergo changes that can affect the ability to recall names, faces and other important information. Mental health disorders can make this transition even more complicated, as these disorders tend to affect coping skills and the ability to relate to other people positively.

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  • In therapy with Grace, you will become your most authentic self, centered, grounded - connected to your voice.

    You will find purpose for your life and make the relationships you want.

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