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Common Concerns on Using Online Counseling Telehealth

Common Concerns on Using Online Counseling Telehealth

The advent and progress of Covid-19 has brought with it a dramatic shift toward Telehealth services throughout the medical industry, just as online internet usage has changed drastically throughout many other industries.  This change is particularly challenging in therapy because so much of the work takes place as a consequence of the relationship between the therapist and client.

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Overcome Your Fears During Stressful Times

Overcome Your Fears During Stressful Times

We live in an unpredictable world.  As Christians, we are not immune to feelings of anxiety from facing a health crisis such as the Coronavirus outbreak or other life-changing events as the death of a spouse or other loved one, workplace complications, financial problems, etc….  However, the phrase “fear not” is used over 80 times in the Scriptures because fear decreases our hope when we face difficult trials.  

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I Was a Pathetic Teenager

I Was a Pathetic Teenager

I have many fond memories of my teen years.  But as much as I don’t enjoy getting older, I wouldn’t want to go back to those years for anything.  Or, let me rephrase that…I wouldn’t want to go back to who  I was in those years.  In plain English, I was pathetic…as were most of my friends.  

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Shepherd Me, Oh Lord!

Shepherd Me, Oh Lord!

In the Gospel of John, Our Lord describes Himself as the Good Shepherd who is willing to lay down His life for His sheep.  I was contemplating on this passage because of one of the hymns we were singing at Mass.  

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Heroes to Inspire Us

Heroes to Inspire Us

With some of my clients, when it seems likely that their present difficulties have a lot to do with childhood influences, I’ll have them fill out a handout called a “Life Script”.  The Life Script helps clarify how the client perceives him or herself, as well as others.

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Navigating Options When Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Navigating Options When Experiencing Domestic Abuse

For Catholics, addressing issues of domestic abuse and navigating their options can feel especially challenging because of our teaching on the sacramentality of marriage.  When we look to the Church’s teaching on the Sacrament of Marriage, it clearly explains the reason our Catholic faith holds such a strict view of marriage and its indissolubility.

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