Celebrating Christmas in the Midst of a Pandemic

2020-12-22T02:42:13+00:00

“Celebrating Christmas in the midst of a Pandemic” Christmas, despite the bright and beautiful decorations and the festive spirit, visiting with family and friends, enjoying the sounds and taste of the holidays, can be stressful in normal years. This year it may have added stress caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. As many cities and states [...]

Celebrating Christmas in the Midst of a Pandemic2020-12-22T02:42:13+00:00

How to Identify Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Yourself and Others

2020-10-17T00:38:49+00:00

How to Identify Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Yourself and Others By: Jessica Winebarger What is trauma? Before identifying the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is important to discuss and define trauma, as many individuals rule themselves and loved ones out from experiencing PTSD due to a limited understanding of what can be [...]

How to Identify Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Yourself and Others2020-10-17T00:38:49+00:00

How Long Does Therapy Take?: A Road Trip vs. a Pit Stop

2020-10-05T22:01:52+00:00

How Long Does Therapy Take?: A Road Trip vs. a Pit Stop Time is so precious to us all, isn’t it? And the way we use it always involves an evaluation of our efforts, money, and emotions invested into it. So it’s no surprise that one of the common questions we receive when we begin [...]

How Long Does Therapy Take?: A Road Trip vs. a Pit Stop2020-10-05T22:01:52+00:00

Jesus, Rest, Trauma, and the Enneagram

2020-09-22T15:43:58+00:00

Jesus, Rest, Trauma, and the Enneagram As a trauma therapist in a Christian Counseling practice, I see people struggling in their spirituality. While I am no expert on the Enneagram, I see people come into the office and let me know what their “type” is. The Enneagram has been popular for many years and is [...]

Jesus, Rest, Trauma, and the Enneagram2020-09-22T15:43:58+00:00

Why is My Past So Important in Therapy?

2020-08-27T01:49:22+00:00

It is an important question.  Why is my past so important in therapy?  Is there any value going back into childhood?  I have made peace.  My issues are about today! Exploring the past is very important in most cases to be able to address the issues of the here and now.  The past is what forms [...]

Why is My Past So Important in Therapy?2020-08-27T01:49:22+00:00

How Do I Know If My Child Needs to See a Therapist?

2020-07-29T13:56:45+00:00

How Do I Know If My Child Needs to See a Therapist? How do I know if my child needs to see a therapist? If you are asking yourself this question, you are not alone. The CDC reports that, based on a study done in 2009, an “estimated 13 –20 percent of children living in [...]

How Do I Know If My Child Needs to See a Therapist?2020-07-29T13:56:45+00:00

Longing

2020-02-12T21:37:03+00:00

Longing Recently I was reading the book Unwanted, by Jay Stringer; in which he writes about the process of healing from sexual brokenness. He writes about the need to look at those things that bind us, through the lens of what we really need. In a similar vein I have often asked my clients to [...]

Longing2020-02-12T21:37:03+00:00

Advent

2019-12-23T17:09:18+00:00

Advent I ventured out to Michael’s yesterday to find a few frames featured on their sale. The parking lot was a puzzle of cars and people, all with little space in between. The speed was like the speed of video-game graphics! It was almost too much for this avoidant, solitude-loving, introvert. Our car inched and [...]

Advent2019-12-23T17:09:18+00:00

The Importance of PLAYING As Adults

2019-12-23T17:33:52+00:00

The Importance of PLAYING As Adults Somewhere between childhood to adulthood we stop playing, We get so busy living life or numbing out in front of the television that we forget the benefits of play. Play is not just for kids. Tamis-Lemonda cited by Kesser explains, “play is being joyfully immersed in the moment, and [...]

The Importance of PLAYING As Adults2019-12-23T17:33:52+00:00

Happy Thanksgiving!

2019-12-23T17:34:08+00:00

SureHope Counseling & Training Center wants to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! The act of thanksgiving is one of the most important acts to practice when in comes to mental health.  There is so much research that shows adapting a lifestyle of gratitude is helpful in healing from anxiety, depression and [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!2019-12-23T17:34:08+00:00