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Understanding and Responding to Transitional Stress

Many people struggle and have feelings of anxiety, depression, and/or general stress when changes occur in their lives. One of our counselors discusses transitional stress and tips to help with this stress below.more...

Exchanging Beauty For Ashes

It is an unfortunate truth of my job that I spend a tremendous amount of my week sitting with wounded and broken people. They attend sessions needing to share their stories with someone who will listen attentively and offer support, but who can also help explore some of the really big questions of life. Their stories tend to begin in positive or even hopeful ways like a new relationship, a new job, a promotion, the birth of a new child or grandchild, or some other new stage of life that’s full of promise. Then the story begins to change. more...

Tips for Healthy College Transitions

A friend of mine recently received a notification that it was time to schedule senior pictures for her daughter. This notification sent her mind into a whirl. She knew her child was to begin her senior year, but that notification began her thinking about the short year remaining until her child left for college. Was she ready? Had my friend done all she could to prepare her child for living independently as an emerging adult?more...

Back-to-School Tips for Transitioning

For most children and parents, the first week of August means it is time to go to bed earlier, increase conversations about school beginning, and buy new school supplies. Some years this transition from summer days to the school year routine may move smoothly. In other years, this transition can be challenging. When a child transfers to a new school, extra steps can be taken to be proactive in helping your child adapt to the new school as much as possible.  more...

Renewing our minds

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1–2 ESV more...

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