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)

Primary Care Physicians Are Not Mental Health Professionals

Primary care physicians (PCP) aren't mental health professionals although people, myself included, have visited their PCP for a mental health concern. Fortunately, we're moving away from this trend as more people are learning and understanding that they should see a mental health care professional to address their concerns. As a society, we're increasing our awareness … Continue reading Primary Care Physicians Are Not Mental Health Professionals

3 Signs if Someone You Love is Contemplating Suicide and What You Should Do

Know the signs if someone is contemplating suicide and what to do next. Indications that someone could be thinking about taking their life 1. The person may talk about having no reasons to live, they may feel hopelessness and loss. Did you know that depression is the number one cause of suicide? Hopelessness and loss … Continue reading 3 Signs if Someone You Love is Contemplating Suicide and What You Should Do

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?

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

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

Plant-Based Doctors Directory (Did you know that I’m a plant-based counselor?)

Are you looking for a plant-based doctor or professional guidance on going plant-based? Visit Plant-Based Doctors to find the right healthcare professional for you! I'm a plant-based counselor Did you know that I'm a plant-based counselor? I've been vegan for years, and I greatly care about being proactive towards my health and the environment. I … Continue reading Plant-Based Doctors Directory (Did you know that I’m a plant-based counselor?)

How Do I Find Affordable Counseling?

You can find the right outpatient private practice counselor for you at an affordable rate, you just need to know how to go about doing so. Almost everyone shops around looking for the right counselor who either accepts their insurance or that they can afford to see if they pay out-of-pocket. A breakdown in the … Continue reading How Do I Find Affordable Counseling?

Want to work on managing anxiety and building healthy habits?

Is anxiety keeping you from reaching your goals? Would you like to work on building up healthy habits that reflect your goals? When I work with people, we talk about what they care to address and where they'd like to see themselves. After that, we come up with a plan. A literal plan that I … Continue reading Want to work on managing anxiety and building healthy habits?

Mental Health Books and Resources (for mental health professionals)

I ordered a few card decks and workbooks to grow my practice from PESI. Do you use any of these? What's your favorite or go-to worksheet? Watch my fun unboxing video below. https://youtu.be/DZtzCl-y96s Please support my YouTube channel by liking, sharing and subscribing. Books & Resources Train Your Brain Card Deck by Dr. Jennifer Sweeton … Continue reading Mental Health Books and Resources (for mental health professionals)