Art Journaling for Therapy

August 22, 2014 No comments yet

Clients who visit my office have a lot of thoughts and ideas about what is going on in their lives.  Many will “journal” their experiences and growth.  Writing down thoughts and feelings uses a different part of the brain than talking about it to friends, family, pastors, and therapists.  Drawing and sketching likewise uses still […]

What is REALLY holding me back?!

July 14, 2014 No comments yet

The frustration between “what is” and “what could be” is a common experience. You may be asking yourself, “Why can’t I be what I want to be”? The truth is that there is something underneath the surface, of daily living, that is either motivating us to do what we do or preventing us from doing […]

Pornography, Intimacy, and It’s Not Your Fault

March 27, 2014 No comments yet

For many partners, especially women, the most frequently asked question about pornography is “Why do they do it”? Pornography is a serious problem that sparks painful hurts when a partner’s secret porn habit is caught. This article will study a brief explanation about porn addiction and why it is not your fault. Like many addictions, […]

Be Still

November 1, 2013 No comments yet

Barely making ends meet in a financial recession, struggling in an unhappy marriage,  suffering with a chronic physical condition or mental disorder, worrying about a wayward child, or in the frustration of yet again succumbing to addiction, what is a person to do?  How does anyone find happiness when they feel stuck in a seemingly […]

The Stress is Killing Me…What Do I Do Now? Part II

May 7, 2013 No comments yet

Jesus said in John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  In The Stress is Killing Me…Part I, we are learning how to handle the overwhelming stress by going to the Bible, praying to Jesus […]

Loss and Recovery

September 13, 2011 No comments yet

Since entering the world of professional writing, I’ve learned the value of a good editor. I have two who do a wonderful job maximizing the power and reach of my writing. Both are more knowledgeable about the “world” of professional writing than I, so if I’m wise, I’ll listen to their counsel. They get the […]

Am I Crazy?

April 7, 2011 No comments yet

“Am I crazy?” Maybe you are and maybe you aren’t.  As a counselor, I don’t really know if you are crazy because it is not a usable diagnosis.  This question is often asked by clients who are experiencing problems and/or symptoms that are overwhelming.  “Crazy” is the best word that describes their experience. “CRAZY” IS […]

Running on Empty

March 10, 2011 No comments yet

I don’t like to exercise.  Who does?  I mean, really?  We go to these places where everyone is trying to look leaner and meaner.  We walk around like zombies trying to get through the workout so we can go home eat what we want, watch TV, be with our family/friends and then do it all over again!  […]

Signs of Depression

March 4, 2011 No comments yet

Everyone needs someone who cares. One of the most important factors in mental health is the support and acceptance of friends. Friends can make a difference by offering encouragement, understanding, and emotional strength. Anyone, however, can be affected by mental illness. Knowing what mental illness looks like and what to do can help those you […]

Help for Depression

February 28, 2011 No comments yet

It seems that more and more people are feeling blue these days.  If you struggle with mild depression, you know what it feels like…lack of energy, can’t get motivated, negative thoughts abound, and you don’t enjoy the things you used to.  No doubt about it; mild depression can have a big effect on you.  However, […]



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