C.S. Lewis and Christian Hope in Crisis
on May 5th, 2020
Hannah Pitman, MA, LPC | Hannah offers us a spiritual perspective on purpose and hope during this pandemic, reflecting on a quote from C.S. Lewis in "The Weight of Glory."  Read More
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My Favorite Things: COVID-19 and Taking Care of Your Marriage
on April 21st, 2020
Carolyn Dixon, MSW, LCSW | In her second "My Favorite Things" post, Carolyn offers her thoughts on keeping your marriage healthy in the midst of COVID-19 and too much time at home with your spouse.  Read More
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My Favorite Things: Find the Cycle, Connect after Conflict
on March 23rd, 2020
Carolyn Dixon, MSW, LCSW | Life is about RUPTURES AND REPAIRS. The bottom line is that the goal is not to never have a conflict. The goal is to know how to repair conflict. Trying to dissolve all of our relational problems is not a realistic option.  Read More
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Finding the Fun in Family Quarantine
on March 23rd, 2020
Rachelle Honohan, MSW, LCSW-S & Hannah Pitman, MA, LPC | While increased time at home for your family may feel overwhelming, it can also be an opportunity to slow down and focus on your relationships with your spouse and children. Read on for some tips to help this challenging time become smoother and even enjoyable!  Read More
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COVID-19: Managing Fear and Finding Rest in Uncertain Days
on March 23rd, 2020
Kerry Williamson, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST | The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has rapidly changed our daily lives, and for many of us, it stirs up fear. Kerry shares about fear and the brain and offers a biblical understanding of finding release from the cycle of worry and embracing abundant life in the present moment.  Read More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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