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
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
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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
Carolyn Dixon, LCSW
on August 19th, 2016
We caught up with Carolyn Dixon today to give future and current clients a glimpse into why she does what she does! What do you love most about counseling? I laugh when I tell people that I do “iceberg counseling”. I have a big poster in my office of an iceberg–10% is what we see, 90% is below the surface. I LOVE being able to help people see what is going on inside them that is driving their ...  Read More
How frequently will I need to attend counseling sessions?
on August 19th, 2016
When beginning counseling, there can be a lot of unknowns.  One of the most common questions that is asked by new clients is about how often they will be attending counseling sessions.  The frequency of counseling sessions directly affects cost and treatment in counseling session and so for many reasons this is a great question.Unfortunately there is no straightforward answer to this question.  Each cli...  Read More
What is the cost of counseling?
on August 19th, 2016
When you are ready to attend counseling services, the last thing we want to derail your progress is the cost of the counseling sessions.  At Abundant Life Counseling Services we know that cost can be a barrier to getting the quality and quantity of care you need.  Because of that, we have taken a few steps to reduce the cost of counseling for you and your family.1.  Our counseling fees are competit...  Read More
What is the Difference between Counselors, Therapists, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists?
on August 19th, 2016
Looking for a professional who can help you work through whatever you are suffering from can be difficult when there are so many different professionals who seemingly do the same kind of work.  We wanted to help you get more information about counseling professionals in general to help you make an informed choice about who you should see.  Check out our infographic below to gain some insight into ...  Read More

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