Honoring Our Veterans

Honoring Our Veterans CCA honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace. May God bless our Veterans. Shaking with Patriotism During the early days of World War II, the American forces undertook the invasion of Sicily. The 1st Ranger Battalion, an Army special [...]

2021-08-18T14:45:05-04:00November 9th, 2020|

The Inner Compass

The Inner Compass Virtues and Psychological Flexibility Part of being emotionally unhealthy, or psychologically inflexible, is a function of being disconnected from what really matters in life. As we move toward psychological illness, we lose our life direction. This can be experienced in a generalized sense of apathy. Day to day life [...]

2021-08-18T14:52:31-04:00February 29th, 2020|

Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual
influences in emotion and behavior

Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual influences in emotion and behavior 1. What is One - Dimensional Treatment? Many times when seeking help for emotional problems like depression and anxiety, we are under the impression that these issues are due to a chemical imbalance. Advertising campaigns, primary care physicians, classroom “experts,” and even trusted friends [...]

2021-08-18T14:59:01-04:00September 21st, 2018|

Valuing Liberty in the Healing Process

Valuing Liberty in the Healing Process Liberty comes from the Latin word libertas, which means “unbounded, unrestricted or released from constraint.” Many of us are seeking to be released from problems such as depression, anxiety, and addiction. Others are seeking resolution from dysfunctional relationships in marriage or families. As we seek freedom [...]

2021-08-18T14:59:47-04:00August 17th, 2018|

New Life Summit

Don't miss this upcoming 2 day conference presented by the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)! New Life Summit will address Mental Health and the Mission of the Church. Packed full with pre-conference workshops, dynamic plenary sessions featuring some of the world's leading experts, and engaging workshops built around eight tracks; this event will teach us how [...]

2021-08-07T14:08:06-04:00May 1st, 2018|

On Being Thankful

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving, let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! Psalm 95:2 Times of prayer and thanking God for the harvest date back to the Protestant Reformation and continued as Pilgrims and Puritans settled in America.  Charlie Brown was always concerned with the commercialization of [...]

2017-11-19T03:07:29-05:00November 19th, 2017|

Do I Have A Chemical Imbalance?

Some years ago, I saw a new commercial (watch video here), featuring a sad white bubble, narrated with a subtle phrase, “your depression may be due to a chemical imbalance.”  I turned to my 4-year old son and asked, “who’s that (motioning to the friendly looking character)?”  He seemed to already accept the fact [...]

2020-02-28T23:56:10-05:00October 7th, 2017|

Are Emotional Problems Genetic?

Recently, a documentary series, "Through the Wormhole," asked the question, can poverty be due to a person's genetics? The host of the show, Morgan Freeman, explores the cultural belief that biology determines a person’s behavior, therefore, creating people who become wealthy and those who become poor.  Can we blame poverty on genetics? To hear all aspects [...]

2017-09-23T13:56:59-04:00September 23rd, 2017|

Severe Stress and Trauma

Unresolved Trauma: Some events in life cause pain that goes deep and lasts a long time.  These are classified as emotional "traumas." Severe trauma related symptoms can reach the level of disorder, which is referred to as Post Traumatic Stress. Most people are naturally resistant to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, you are more [...]

2017-08-04T21:20:42-04:00August 4th, 2017|

Changing American Family

Challenges of the Changing American Family Today less than half of all families are comprised of a traditional family structure including a mother, a father and their biological children. Blended families have now become the norm, not the exception. Passing on the Legacy    Parenting in blended families can often seem like uncharted territory. [...]

2020-02-29T00:03:54-05:00February 24th, 2017|

Five Ways to Reduce Stress as a Single Parent

Help for Single Parents There may not be a job more difficult in the world than being a single parent. The stress that develops from being overwhelmed as a parent affects the emotional well-being of many. God's word tells us, "Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to [...]

2017-02-07T21:24:48-05:00February 7th, 2017|

Managing Anxiety

It is easy to fall into a habit of worry and anxiety. Today's fast paced, high pressure life is full of stress.  For some, worrying is a habit that has developed slowly over time. For others, anxiety has definable roots in childhood. When does anxiety become a problem? Dysfunctional patterns of worry and anxiety can last quite [...]

2016-08-27T14:44:09-04:00August 27th, 2016|

Labor Day Weekend

As summer ends and life kicks into "high gear", the staff at Christian Counseling Associates pray that you are blessed this Labor Day Weekend! Ecclesiastes 3:13 focuses us on how God blesses us with work, and the realization that the fruit of our work is a gift from Him. This weekend, may you be blessed [...]

2014-08-30T12:30:26-04:00August 30th, 2014|

Emotional Maturity and the Healthy Church

In the Emotionally Healthy Church, pastor and author Peter Scazzerro makes a startling observation, "The sad truth is that too little difference exists, in terms of emotional and relational maturity, between God's people inside the church and those outside who claim no relationship with Jesus Christ." At Christian Counseling Associates, we clearly believe that more [...]

2014-06-28T10:56:17-04:00June 28th, 2014|

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