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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

How Do You Cope With Stress?

 Take The Following Quiz:   Take a few minutes to identify the most important problem you have faced during the last year. Then, using the scale below, indicate how often you used each of the following strategies to deal with it.   3 = Fairly Often         2 = Occasionally         1 [...]

2017-07-22T13:56:25-04:00July 22nd, 2017|

Are You Feeling Stressed Out?

Take the following quiz to determine your stress level. Check out your quiz results. Let’s see how you measured up on your stress assessment! Here are the average scores according to age, gender and marital status.  Higher than average scores indicate problematic stress reactions:   AGE   GENDER               [...]

2017-07-08T14:26:20-04:00July 8th, 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|

Assess Your Stress

Want to improve your overall physical health?  Gaining a new perspective on your stress levels can help.  Research has discovered that stress can be a significant factor in our physical health and well-being.  In fact, prolonged exposure to stress can be damaging.  When unaware of the impact, we can naturally develop poor coping habits which [...]

2016-08-18T19:52:00-04:00August 18th, 2016|

Healthy Ways to Cope With Stress

Stress in life is inevitable. We all want to experience peace and harmony. However, how we handle stress can prevent well-being and adjustment to life's daily challenges. In this week's "Mind Matters," we will continue to discuss the impacts of stress by examining ways in which we respond to life. Through faith and transformational living, [...]

2016-08-12T20:20:03-04:00August 12th, 2016|

Reducing Anxiety – Learning to Let Go

"Alarm clock screaming, Bare feet hit the floor, It's off to the races, Everybody out the door. I'm feeling like I'm falling behind, It's a crazy life." Lyrics from "Breathe" by Jonny Diaz Many who struggle with anxiety are unaware, or tend to minimize how lifestyle contributes to emotional problems. Anxiety and excessive worry can [...]

2016-08-12T19:43:47-04:00August 12th, 2016|

Becoming Stress Resistant

Stress in life is inevitable. We all have to deal with it. In this week's, Mind Matters we begin to explore how a lifestyle that is centered in faith can make the difference in how we experience a stressful situation. You slept through the alarm clock. While racing out the door, your dog gets [...]

2020-02-28T23:53:30-05:00May 6th, 2016|

Join us for Mind Matters!

Christian Counseling Associates is excited to introduce our upcoming article series "Mind Matters" for the month of April. Our mission is to provide excellent, accessible, and comprehensive faith based counseling. Part of how we serve the community, is by providing the most up to date clinical information on common mental health problems. Your faith development [...]

2016-04-23T14:47:08-04:00April 23rd, 2016|

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