Why I Became a Christian Counselor (and not an engineer)

I became a professional Christian counselor because God has created me with the characteristics and talents that it takes to be a great counselor. I recognized these characteristics when I was a teenager, as friends would often come to me for support or advice. My friends felt that I was a good listener and a … Continue reading Why I Became a Christian Counselor (and not an engineer)

Do your research if you’re deciding to use a mental health tech company, your privacy and wellbeing could be at risk

Big tech companies using apps and other platforms Being transparent, while I'm writing this article... I'm using a vague description, and not naming any companies, to protect myself. There are a few companies that come to mind. These companies are not owned by mental health professionals. The companies act more as a therapist directory or … Continue reading Do your research if you’re deciding to use a mental health tech company, your privacy and wellbeing could be at risk

Let’s Talk about Anxiety with Sam Becker and Shannon Mick, NCC, LPC

Before we dive into a seriously good conversation on anxiety, here's some background information about Sam and Shannon. Sam Becker Sam Becker, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, is a Mindset Business Coach and creator of Entrepreneur With... After suffering through mindset issues of his own for 10+ years, he finally decided to make ultimate … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Anxiety with Sam Becker and Shannon Mick, NCC, LPC

How To Get The Most Out Of Counseling

Things that you can do to get the most out of counseling: 1. Be picky about who you work with and make sure that they're a good fit. Find someone who you see yourself talking with and who specializes in what you need support with. Check out how to find the right counselor here. 2. … Continue reading How To Get The Most Out Of Counseling

What Happens if I Don’t Know What to Talk about in Therapy?

Don't be afraid to ask your therapist questions. "What happens if I don't know what to talk about in therapy?" is a common question that people are afraid to ask their therapist. Your therapist would be happy to answer this question, and others, so ask away. Let me provide an answer to this one... A … Continue reading What Happens if I Don’t Know What to Talk about in Therapy?

What I Mean When I Ask, “Have You Considered Seeing a Counselor?”

When I ask, "Have you considered seeing a counselor?" I'm not saying, "You're so messed up only a professional can help you." What I'm saying is: "Have you considered that you're worthy of an unbiased, safe and productive opportunity to process your experiences?" https://youtube.com/shorts/DvVOXdtFF-E?feature=share Has anyone ever awkwardly asked you or told you that you … Continue reading What I Mean When I Ask, “Have You Considered Seeing a Counselor?”

Ending Services with Your Counselor? The Importance of Proper Termination

When it comes to terminating services with their counselor, people tend to go about this via email. Email seems to be the most popular form of communication these days when contacting someone about professional services, so it seems like it would be appropriate for ending services. While email is an easy way to terminate, it's … Continue reading Ending Services with Your Counselor? The Importance of Proper Termination

Feeling Anxious About Going to Counseling? Online Counseling Can Help

If you're feeling anxious about meeting in-office with a mental health professional, try teletherapy. Research shows that teletherapy is equally effective as in-office therapy. People can still learn about anxiety and how to best manage it. Teletherapy can be done in the comfort of your home. It's convenience is beneficial in other ways, like not … Continue reading Feeling Anxious About Going to Counseling? Online Counseling Can Help

Depression – When and Where to Reach Out

Whetstone Ridge Trail, VA If you need support with depression, reach out to a counselor, don't hesitate. Asking for help can be really, really hard. People who live with depression (major depressive disorder) may feel alone, making it harder to reach out. PsychCentral has an article on 10 Ways to Ask for Help When Depressed. … Continue reading Depression – When and Where to Reach Out

How to Take Care of Your Emotional Health During a Disaster

Information from the CDC on taking care of your emotional health during a disaster.A few steps that you can follow: Take care of your body. Connect with others. Take breaks. Stay informed. Avoid too much exposure to the news. Seek help when needed. Common signs of distress to look for: Feelings of numbness, disbelief, anxiety … Continue reading How to Take Care of Your Emotional Health During a Disaster