Truth in Uncertain Times

So many years ago, we witnessed Pilot’s dilemma that is just as prevalent in today’s uncertain culture. As a government official, Pilot was tempted to align with the majority opinion, rather than be a “Truth teller.” For those of us caught up in the pursuit of power, there is a worldly wisdom that [...]

2021-02-01T15:47:19+00:00February 1st, 2021|

Don’t Get Swayed this Christmas by Challenging Emotions

A lot of mixed emotions are triggered during the Christmas season. During the current pandemic, celebrations may trigger a lot of anxiety. However, the challenge of the holiday is to overcome any distracting emotions, memories, or dysfunctional habits and stay focused on the main thing. Building strong families means engaging [...]

2020-12-07T13:43:32+00:00December 7th, 2020|

Home for the Holidays 2.0

The Holidays are a critical time for families. It is traditional for Christian Counseling Associates to be available for those who struggle with challenges during Thanksgiving and Christmas. For the next 7 weeks we will be talking about achieving victory as a family. As we move toward this holiday season, we [...]

2020-11-16T12:45:50+00:00November 16th, 2020|

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 forces unit known as [...]

2020-11-09T15:49:45+00:00November 9th, 2020|

Stay Healthy and Aware!

Get Back In Touch With What Matters 3 Effects of Prolonged Elevated Anxiety Hypervigilance - a state of increased alertness. Anxiety naturally over focuses, or inflates our sense of potential threats in our environment. Frozen in Place - anxiety leads to fear and uncertainty which impairs are ability to act on vital [...]

2020-05-05T18:36:37+00:00May 5th, 2020|

The Anatomy of Fear

In the season of COVID-19, concern about physical health and well being has triggered anxiety in many people. The Anatomy of Fear explores what is at the core of the experience of fear and dread. Once you breakdown what is at the heart of issue, you can master your fears. Want a blue [...]

2020-04-26T11:22:02+00:00April 26th, 2020|

The Importance of Soul Perspective

People arrive in counseling with a history of self judgments, evaluations, thoughts, images, feelings, rules, memories, physiological sensations, roles, and impulses. These self-judgments have great potential to influence how we perceive our identity. “Self as content” and “Self as context” are psychological terms used to define how we relate to our own [...]

2019-10-30T15:57:07+00:00October 30th, 2019|

Managing Feelings

The ability to analyze our behavior allows us to more closely determine what causes it. If we want to make a change in our lives, we need to gain awareness about the current behavior and why we do it. Extensive psychological research has identified connections in how thoughts and feelings affect overall behavior. Based [...]

2019-04-26T14:39:22+00:00April 26th, 2019|

How Does Counseling Work?

Psychological Assessment Tools Available at CCA The beginning of counseling involves an acknowledgment that help is needed. Where are we experiencing pain? Is it emotional anxiety, or depression? Is it physical pain? Maybe we know there is something wrong because of broken relationships or isolation? Maybe it's a deeper sense that something ultimately [...]

2018-10-26T19:36:14+00:00October 26th, 2018|

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 may contribute to the opinion that when emotional problems get [...]

2018-09-21T23:52:35+00:00September 21st, 2018|

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 from these painful events or situations, we [...]

2018-08-18T02:02:55+00:00August 17th, 2018|

Pornography and Avoidance

Pornography is sexually explicit material that dehumanizes, objectifies, and degrades men and women for the purpose of sexual arousal. Unfortunately, Internet pornography is more popular than ever (see statistics to the left). Pornography promotes escape from reality. It allows the user to participate in sexual behavior without responsibility or consequences. Many rationalize this type of avoidant [...]

2018-05-01T10:58:19+00:00March 12th, 2018|

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