Badass Counseling



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Brian and Penny

Working with Sven at Badass Counseling was a real eye opener and life saver. Sven helped us work through some very tough issues and learn how to live fully and real. I would highly recommend Sven to anyone (and I have to some who he has also worked with!). Def 5 stars!!!


Sven helped me walk through and out of a toxic relationship that had me and my potential crippled. Having stumbled across his work by finding an incredible article, he's been an ally I've recommended to many friends and colleagues. Try a session, I guarantee you won't want your money back, you will be booking your next few weeks up.

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Sven is the reason our family is still together. He has worked his magic, over and over, showing us how we have what it takes to not just survive, but grow and expand within ourselves, and in our relationships with each other. We honestly believe if Sven hadn't intervened when he did, we would have gottten divorced and all of us separated from each other. A possibility that makes me shudder thinking about.


Making the decision to talk to Sven was easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. I would see him at his Stamford CT location, where he was always welcoming. the best part about his methods, is that its a no BS situation, and he talks to you like a real person. he was able to ask me some questions that 100 other people have and 100 that were waaaay deeper, but the way he did it made sense to me, and I was finally for the first time able to answer them. my life is now on a much better track and I am a much more confident and happier person than I used to be. Badass counseling is worth it, he truly changed my life. bottom line: if it weren't for Sven, I wouldn't have been able to take this picture: our engagement picture. i owe it all to Sven. he said he is not in the business of making relationships work but helping two individuals become who they really are and then decide if they want to be together. Nina and I have never been closer than since our work with Sven.

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Apprehensive and discouraged from previous counseling experiences, to say that I had my guard up when I first met with Sven, is one hell of a gross understatement. Full of assumption and premeditated angst, I went into our first session full of accusatory ammo, that I was ready to unleash on him and every other counselor for not "fixing me." For whatever reason, Sven already knew, and therefore, understood me from the moment we met. By the end of our session, not only was this angry, violent mind of mine cracking a smile or two, I was accepting of his challenging questions. I don't know, man, what can I say. Clearly Sven's skills match the name of his practice, 'cause the dude's a badass.


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There is a vitality, 
a life force,
a quickening
that is translated through you into action.
And because there is only one of you in all time,
this expression is unique.

And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.
The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is,
nor how valuable it is,
nor how it compares with other expressions.

It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, 
to keep the channel open.
You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.
You have to keep open and aware directly
to the urges that motivate you.

Keep the channel open.
No artist is pleased.

There is no satisfaction whatever, at any time.
There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction,
a blessed unrest that keeps us marching,
and makes us more alive than the others.

-- A letter to Agnes DeMille (American Dancer and Choreographer, 1905 - 1993) from Martha Graham (American Modern Dance Founder and Choreographer, 1894 - 1991)