Acceptance Versus Avoidance – Part 1

Acceptance Versus Avoidance - Part 1 Psychological Flexibility Psychological flexibility can be seen as a continuum of being emotionally flexible and healthy to being emotionally inflexible and unhealthy. The process of developing Psychological Flexibility follows core aspects of how we deal with or interact with life challenges. This first core aspect that [...]

2021-08-18T14:55:04-04:00July 2nd, 2019|

Managing Feelings

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 [...]

2021-08-18T14:55:25-04:00April 26th, 2019|

What are Your Psychological Milestones in Life?

What are Your Psychological Milestones in Life? A “Milestone” is literally a roadside marker that lists the distance to a location. Figuratively, “Milestones” refer to psychological markers created by significant events in life that leave an emotional imprint. These imprints or memories are brought to the present when recalled [...]

2021-08-18T14:57:04-04:00February 2nd, 2019|

Analyze The Problem – Behavior Chains

Analyze The Problem - Behavior Chains Looking to start over again in 2019? Many people come to Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) looking to make changes, not only in how they feel, but in their overall lifestyle. Many are searching for an understanding of why they struggle with painful emotions or dysfunctional relationships. Analyze [...]

2021-08-18T14:57:41-04:00January 19th, 2019|

Starting Over

Starting Over It’s a new year! Hard to believe another Christmas season has passed, as we quickly return to our regular routines. For many of us, New Year’s resolutions are already on “shaky ground” as we conclude the first full week of 2019. Even still, we want to encourage you [...]

2021-08-18T14:58:03-04:00January 12th, 2019|

How Does Counseling Work?

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 [...]

2021-08-18T14:58:30-04:00October 26th, 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|

Please Support The Foundation For Christian Counseling

The Foundation for Christian Counseling (FFCC) Dinner Auction was established to raise funds used to provide high quality faith based interventions to local families. Last year, thanks to your generous donations, over $5000 was raised at the FFCC First Annual Dinner Auction Fundraiser. Funding helped 50 families and individuals with over 165 Christian counseling [...]

2021-08-07T14:06:35-04:00May 1st, 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 [...]

2018-05-01T10:58:19-04:00March 12th, 2018|

Reflecting on Family Time and Christmas

During the Holidays, many of us reflect on spending time with family.  Ideally we hope for meaningful family experiences of love, belonging and celebration. These images are portrayed in popular art such as this classic Norman Rockwell's portrait. Originally appearing in the Saturday Evening Post, Rockwell portrays a joyous family homecoming at Christmas. We love [...]

2020-02-28T23:57:39-05:00December 19th, 2017|

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|

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