The Perfect Counselor


The Perfect Counselor If you’re here, it’s probably for a one of a few reasons: maybe you’re a client of one of the counselors at SureHope and you’re reading to help supplement the work you’re already doing. It also could be that you’re a big reader or advocate for mental health and you’re here to [...]

The Perfect Counselor2021-04-14T01:26:43+00:00

The Practice of Presence


The Practice of Presence “Wherever you are, be all there.” – Jim Elliot  I remember reading this quote for the first time and thinking something like, “Wow, that sounds so wonderful and healthy! Too bad that’s just not possible for me.” I had the false belief that some people were more “present minded people” and [...]

The Practice of Presence2021-03-16T01:56:32+00:00

Goals and Grace


Goals and Grace 4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out,  “Abba, Father!” 7 Therefore you [...]

Goals and Grace2021-02-27T01:31:00+00:00

Burnout 101


Burnout 101  Signs and Symptoms of Burnout: It is not a stretch to assume that many of us, even before the pandemic, were experiencing overwhelming and pervasive stress. Now, with trying to navigate a world impacted severely by COVID-19 it can be easy to feel like balance, hopefulness and positivity are distant companions and too [...]

Burnout 1012021-02-09T02:51:06+00:00

A Holy Stillness and a Prayer for the Lonely


A Holy Stillness and a Prayer for the Lonely In conversation with colleagues and friends recently, over and over again, folks are expressing the same feeling: TIME IS STANDING STILL. Have you heard the saying “time moves quickly when you’re having fun?” For a lot of us, pandemic life is the opposite. The most fun [...]

A Holy Stillness and a Prayer for the Lonely2021-02-02T19:45:21+00:00

The Powerful Phenomenon of Music: How it affects us Emotionally & Psychologically


The Powerful Phenomenon of Music: How it affects us Emotionally & Psychologically Music is a common phenomenon that crosses all borders of nationality, race, and culture. Music is used as a tool for arousing emotions and feelings, and it is considered to have a far more powerful effect than language. Whether music is within films, [...]

The Powerful Phenomenon of Music: How it affects us Emotionally & Psychologically2021-01-26T01:45:31+00:00

How Can I Be My Healthiest Self in 2021?


How Can I Be My Healthiest Self in 2021? The new year is the time where we reflect on the previous year and set goals or intentions to create positive change for the future. With the COVID-19 virus still impacting our nation, many are attempting new habits for optimal health. We can often assume this [...]

How Can I Be My Healthiest Self in 2021?2021-01-15T01:55:27+00:00

How Do I Know If I Need Therapy?


How Do I Know if I Need to go to Therapy? The new year often brings with it a renewed perspective of ourselves and our lives, past and future. As we look forward, we may identify new intentions for self-growth. It’s not uncommon during this time to begin asking yourself, “How do I know if [...]

How Do I Know If I Need Therapy?2021-01-06T01:49:52+00:00

Hope for the New Year


Hope for the New Year Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. You are being guarded by God’s power through faith [...]

Hope for the New Year2020-12-30T01:45:07+00:00

Heartache & Hope


Heartache and Hope This time of year can be hard for many reasons.  2020 has been a year filled with sorrow, disappointment, and loss for everyone.  How do you navigate sorrow, disappointment, and loss in this pandemic world?  How do you care for your heart when expectations have not come through and loss has been [...]

Heartache & Hope2020-12-08T00:02:31+00:00