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Christian Authenticity

I am a Professional Counselor in Castle Rock and Centennial specializing in Christian Counseling and Spiritual Direction Do you ever feel that you never get to BE the real person that is inside of you? You know you are never completely Authentic with yourself or others?  Christian Counseling and Spiritual Direction needs to begin with Authenticity.

Christian Counseling and Authenticity Blog

I am a Professional Counselor in Castle Rock and Centennial specializing in Christian Counseling and Spiritual Direction Do you ever feel that you never get to BE the real person that is inside of you? You know you are never completely Authentic with yourself or others?  Christian Counseling and Spiritual Direction needs to begin with Authenticity.

Forgiveness (Part II)

The process of forgiveness toward others often begins with the need to forgive ourselves.  Really, we all need to practice forgiveness toward ourselves.  I believe if we do not forgive ourselves for our mistakes, that same standard will be projected onto others. So, forgive yourself, first. On this journey, I believe we go through the

Christmas Holiday : A-La-Carte of Drama

The holiday season, and in particular the Christmas holiday, can be extremely stressful and even drama producing in families.  In addition to purchasing and wrapping gifts, decorating the home, coordinating schedules for traveling, and making arrangements for the visit, there is the whole family dynamic to be negotiated; sometimes before getting to your destination, but definitely as

Thriving In a Time of Drought

First of all this is not as easy as a 1, 2, 3 formula.  Thriving requires a lot of work, faith, self-confidence, a sense of purpose, positive input from others around you, and just stick-to-a-tive-ness also known as perseverance.  I will touch on each of these necessary elements for thriving in drought in the following

The Law of Attraction

There is truth in the principle of the “Law-of-Attraction” that we should apply to our lives.  If you focus your attention, thoughts and speech on the negative things that we all have in our lives, you will most likely receive more negative. In contrast if you focus your attention, thoughts and speech on the positive things

Creativity in Counseling

The Use of Creativity in Counseling I attended a training earlier this month that showed how using outlets for creative responses with a client can help the client identify with greater clarity their struggle. I was surprised how a 5 minute drawing helped me identify strengths I had hidden inside of me. It was a

Hope

Hope is a very important topic in counseling.  A person must have “hope” in order to make changes in themselves or change their circumstances.  A person needs hope for a positive future or they will stagnate in making the decisions necessary for that positive future. Often times people feel hopeless because of messages they received about themselves from an earlier time