Posts with the tag “christian-counseling”

Communication in our Everyday Life
by ALCS Counselors on March 21st, 2024
Communicating effectively can be challenging for many of us—even in everyday situations, but especially in more emotional contexts that can require vulnerability or involve criticism. Here are some recommendations from Rachelle Honohan, LCSW, for becoming better communicators.  Read More
Therapy: A Clean Sweep of our Story
by ALCS Counselors on October 17th, 2023
For those who have never been to therapy, the thought of bringing pain into the open may seem a bit intimidating or even scary. While reluctance to share our past or our vulnerabilities is understandable, Julie O’Brien, MA, LPC-Associate, Supervised by: Kerry Williamson, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST shares a helpful framework for thinking about the process of therapy, along with reassurance for taking the next step.  Read More
Internal Family Systems: When You Can’t Agree with Yourself
by ALCS Counselors on October 16th, 2023
When we can’t agree with ourselves, the distress we face gets real: decision fatigue, shame, anxiety, guilt, uncertainty, burn out… these are common symptoms of a person lacking Self Leadership. This blog overviews how Internal Family Systems or IFS (an evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment approach) can facilitate more internal harmony through access to the core “Self.”  Read More
Brainspotting: Where You Look Affects How You Feel
by Nicole Parker, MA, LPC on August 24th, 2023
For clients struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic physical pain, athletic performance anxiety, and behavioral problems who feel "stuck" and unable to make progress with traditional talk therapy, Brainspotting Therapy may be an intervention that can break through frustrating barriers. Nicole Parker, MA, LPC is trained in Brainspotting Therapy and describes it in easy-to-understand- l...  Read More
Help! I Don't Know How to Help My Hurting Teen
by ALCS Counselors on June 20th, 2023
“Remember that it’s not always the circumstance, but how you react to the circumstance that matters. Take a deep breath and let your heart feel compassion for your hurting teen.”  Read More
My Favorite Things: Embracing ALL of your Feelings
by ALCS Counselors on June 5th, 2023
" I believe in the power of INTIMACY (into-me-you-see), which involves identifying and labeling your emotions as a way to self-regulate your nervous system but also as a way to connect with others."  Read More
C.S. Lewis and Christian Hope in Crisis
by ALCS Counselors 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
My Favorite Things: COVID-19 and Taking Care of Your Marriage
by ALCS Counselors 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
My Favorite Things: Find the Cycle, Connect after Conflict
by ALCS Counselors 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
Finding the Fun in Family Quarantine
by ALCS Counselors 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
COVID-19: Managing Fear and Finding Rest in Uncertain Days
by ALCS Counselors 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
What Can I Expect from Sex Therapy?
by ALCS Counselors 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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