Elizabeth Cramer is on a mission to serve her community by helping people find their inner Superhero.
Cramer started Superheroes to help children, teens and women identify their strengths and weaknesses, build better relationships and more. But that doesn’t mean that she didn’t face struggles getting Superheroes started.
After actually opening in July, Cramer was diagnosed with a chronic illness, meaning she couldn’t work at all. Then as she started to feel better, she was faced with the failing health of her mother. But that wouldn’t stop her from going after what she considers her calling.
“We actually thought we were going to have to close,” said Cramer. “But I expect this to be successful. I know what we are doing is important and needed.”
Cramer takes the obstacles in her life as learning lessons to help others with their own struggles. And with a background in education and counseling, she has seen the need for help. “I was a counselor at Geist Elementary and saw first-hand the effects of bullying, social skills and anxiety,” said Cramer. “I know there is a need to reach a lot of people. I started this ministry as a way to serve, not to make money.”
But Cramer doesn’t want to be confused with a typical counseling service, she likes to think of her services more as coaching.
“We have a mixture of coaching and counseling, but counseling seems so clinical,” said Cramer.
Some areas that Cramer specializes in are ADD/ADHD and divorce. She also wants to teach areas like positive identity, conflict resolution, study skills, time management and social competencies.
Cramer has her bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in counseling, and she hopes to hire on more people who specialize in serious therapy needs and nutrition. Cramer also plans to offer alternative medicine to her clinics which includes vitamins, essential oils and aromatherapy.
To meet Cramer and see her new space, come to an open house of Superheroes March 20 and 21. And for more information, visit wesuperheroes.com.