What Can I Expect from Sex Therapy?
on February 10th, 2020
Kerry Williamson, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST | Sexual struggles are some of the most painful and loneliest problems that couples will face. Sex therapy can offer powerful opportunities for healing, connecting, and rediscovering pleasure.  Read More
Let’s Connect: Five Benefits of Group Therapy
on January 21st, 2020
Candice Reece, MS, LPC Intern | ALCS is proud to announce that we will be offering group counseling, starting soon! Candice Reece will kick off our group counseling program, and today on the blog she outlines five benefits of this counseling approach.  Read More
New Year Reflections and Hopes from ALCS
on December 31st, 2019
ALCS Team | Happy New Year! Hear from each of us at ALCS as we reflect on 2019 and offer our thoughts on beginning the new decade with awareness, gratitude, peace, and intention.  Read More
Christmas Self-Care: When the Holidays Hurt
on December 12th, 2019
Casey West, MA, LPC | Studies show that the Christmas season has been known to create mental stress, overwhelm, and/or deep emotional disturbances. So whether we experience mostly excitement and joy during this time of the year, or feel oppressed and saddened by all the décor and memories, it’s important to attend to our mental health needs.   Read More
Thanksgiving ABC's: Reflections on God's Faithfulness at ALCS
on November 19th, 2019
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to look inward and reflect on God's many blessings. On a more personal note, Rachel Williamson opens up about a Williamson family Thanksgiving tradition and shares about her gratitude for her family, the ALCS staff, and ALCS clients and community.   Read More
When Children Struggle with Anxiety or Depression, EMDR Can Help
on October 4th, 2019
Hannah Pitman, MA, LPC | Our children are not immune to the stressors of our culture today. EMDR is a therapeutic technique that has been clinically proven to help clients who are struggling with anxiety or depress--including children.  Read More
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When Children Experience Trauma, EMDR Can Help
on August 27th, 2019
Hannah Pitman, MA, LPC | Because we live in a broken world, children will have negative experiences no matter how vigilant a parent is. Read on to learn about trauma in children and how EMDR can help.  Read More
Back-to-School Jitters and How to Handle Them
on August 1st, 2019
Rachelle Honohan, LCSW | The back-to-school transition may be exciting, but it can also cause anxiety for children, pre-teens, and teens alike—and their parents, for that matter! Here are some recommendations from Rachelle Honohan, LCSW...  Read More
Three Ways Parents Can Support Teens Questioning Sexuality and Gender Identity
on July 24th, 2019
Michelle Johnson, MA, LPC | The adolescent years can be chock full of turmoil fueled by the perfect storm of physical, mental and emotional development overload.  Read More
Abundant Life Counseling in Kyle
on July 2nd, 2019
We're thrilled to introduce an Abundant Life Counseling Services, P.A. satellite location in Kyle, TX. Read on to hear from Michelle Johnson as she shares the story behind the center and her hopes for ALCS in Kyle.  Read More
Sex Therapy
on August 19th, 2016
What is Sex Therapy? Sex therapy is therapy that helps individuals and couples enhance sexual fulfillment and/or resolve sexual conflicts and struggles. Like other types of therapy, sex therapy is based on dialogue, but in addition to dialogue, couples can expect homework assignments to educate or enrich relational intimacy, (such as reading or doing behavioral exerc...  Read More
What is EMDR?
on August 19th, 2016
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a clinically researched method of therapy that has been shown to be an effective treatment for trauma.  Since EMDR is a method of treatment rather than a technique, therapists who use EMDR are required to be certified in EMDR through the EMDR International Association.EMDR was developed in 1987 by Dr. Francine Shapiro.  Dr. Francine Shapi...  Read More
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