The mission of Protea Counseling and Consultation Group, PLLC is to create a welcoming environment where people can heal. Our group of mental health therapists serves individuals, couples and families, children, adolescents, and adults. We are passionate about helping people and showing great respect to our clients in a professional manner. We honor diversity and understand that change takes strength. We are named after the Protea flower.
Communicating through the meaning of flowers is an age-old art form and practiced as a tradition throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. The Language of Flowers became more prevalent during the Victorian Era in England and during the 19th century in the United States. It was used to communicate secret messages or sentiments difficult to express through words. While there are many versions of flower meanings from different countries, the Language of Flowers is still recognized today as a means of enhancing communication.
The protea flower is said to be one of the oldest flowers, receiving its name after Proteus, son of Poseidon. According to Greek mythology, Proteus had the power to know all things past, present and future. However, to prevent those seeking his knowlege, he would change his shape at will. Analogously, there are over 1,400 varieties of the protea flower, ranging in various shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. No two are the same; they are a diverse species like us. The protea flower symbolizes transformation, courage, strength, and diversity. As such, we have chosen the name Protea to communicate our values to you each time we say our name.