How Will Online Counseling Work with Children and Adolescents? By Abigail Squires, MS, LCMHCA Many parents, guardians, and clients themselves wonder —and are even skeptical—of how a video therapy session might work. While we as therapists are grateful to be able to use the telehealth platform to help people during this difficult time, this [...]
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Online Counseling During Uncertain Times By Galina Olivera-Celdran, PhD., LCMHCS, Executive Director Finding help for your emotional and spiritual health during this time of change, anxiety and uncertainty might be one of the best things you can do for you and your family. Unfortunately, with social distancing and stay-at-home orders, connecting with others and [...]
Healing from Negative Memories and Post-Traumatic Stress By: Blake Clemmons, MA, LPC, NCC During my time working at Agape over the past three years, I have seen many clients suffering from trauma and working through the pain of negative emotional experiences. All of them have wanted to heal and let go of the past, [...]
Parenting from Fear: How to Free Yourself from Emotional Bondage By: Chudney Drew, LPCA Fear is one of the most basic human emotions, yet one of the few emotions that can cripple one’s spirit and destroy relationships. Our minds are powerful. Clinging to destructive thoughts and fears can often lead us into vicious cycles [...]
By: April B. Pomerlyan, MA Ed, LPC As Valentine’s Day approaches, I imagine that for many it is a happy time, while for others who have experienced the loss of a loved one, it can be a painful time. The Bible and the behavioral sciences both have much to say about grief and loss [...]
How your Parental Expectations May Be Sabotaging Your ChildBy Chudney Drew, MA, LPCAClose your eyes and think back to the day your child was born. Remember the moment your eyes locked with one another and the feeling of holding one of God’s greatest gifts for the first time. Did you imagine looking into the innocent [...]
"Be still" by Kaitlyn Fraser, MA, LPCA“I need a vacation.” How often have you found yourself thinking or saying that? American culture stresses the importance of doing, achieving, and being successful. We learn to schedule each second of our week – working, chauffeuring children, and meal planning. Although these are all good things, they begin [...]
Suicide Prevention By John White, MA, LPC Suicide is a complex and disturbing phenomenon. It is contrary to our basic instinct of survival. Yet the phenomenon dates back to the Old Testament. Elijah, fresh off a victory over pagan priests “…went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper [...]
Teen Suicide - Causes, Warning Signs and Prevention Listen to the recent interview with Dr. Galina Olivera-Celdran on the topic of teen suicide. Galina serves as an Executive Director and Therapist at Agape Christian Counseling. In her interview for BBN radio, she answered questions about the possible reasons for rising rates for teen suicides, [...]
by Misty Lawrence, MA, LMFTA, LPCA The phrase ‘self-care’ began gaining in popularity over the last few years, but the concept has been around for centuries. God created an entire day for this purpose, knowing that His creation needed regular rest; “There remains then a Sabbath-rest for the people of God” (Hebrews 4:9, New [...]