The Raphael Remedy

Counseling

Are You Suffering from Internalized Anger?

Are You Suffering from Internalized Anger?

Angry feelings and aggressive behavior do not necessarily indicate a problem with anger.  Anger is a normal and healthy emotion of an instinctive signal that something may be wrong to incite us to act quickly in negative situations.  Healthy anger usually causes effective change.

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.  

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.  

Heroes to Aspire Us

Heroes to Aspire 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.

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.