Marriage is not an easy journey. It takes time and patience to get to know your partner. If you learn to nurture and care for your marriage the right way, you will not sweat the small stuff, but instead enjoy the process. If you desire a healthy marriage, have the courage to seek help and you will surprise yourself with the outcome. If you are thinking about getting married, seek counsel! If you start a marriage with basic tools you can save yourselves lots of hurt. Learn to invest in your marriage. If you don’t know how, ask! #counseling#marriage#strongmarriage#investinyourlove#christiancounseling#therapistsofinstagram
Everyone and anyone can give advice. The difference between a therapist and a friend is that a therapist utilizes different paradigms to help you grow emotionally as well as mentally. Also, most people can only give advice given their own experience and most of the time it’s not the best advice, it can ultimately be harmful to your relationship. Therapy can be intimidating, just remember that we specialize in human interactions, family dynamics, and patterns of behaviors. I am an expert in couple and relationship interactions. I have worked with countless marriages, individuals, and families. If you have any questions about the process of therapy ask me. #couplecounseling#therapist#relationships#lifecoaching#mentalcoach#bewise#christiancounseling
Last night, I launched my Be Fearless campaign. I had the opportunity to talk about anger, self-esteem & boundaries with teenage girls. I learned so much from them, hopefully they learned something too. The Be Fearless campaign was awesome 👏🏽 I also got to work along side some beautiful ladies who made all of this happen. Thanks Gio, Flor, Kayla, Janette, and Yas! Special s/o to @m3endsport for being the best barista ever! Loved the menu! #christiancounseling#befearless#nextgenerationofleaders#nextgenerationofworriors
Mental Health and the Church- PART 2. Link in Bio! Check out me and my colleagues as we continue our discussion. This episode of "Face to Face with Dr. Sarita Lyons" focuses on: 1) How to recognize when you need counseling, 2) The process for therapist and client, 3) Why people prematurely abandon the process and 4) The importance of taking your emotional health seriously and investing in counseling. Praying this blesses everyone, especially clinicians, clients and people considering therapy. Please Share this video and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Vincent L. Calloway Dr. Randolph Walters #mentalhealth#counseling#counselor#christiancounseling#biblicalcounseling @abpsi.famu #therapy#christiantherapy#blackpsychology#blacktherapist#upliftingpeople
My husband, the non-reader, loved reading this book and is now making me read it. I dig it.
"Losing as a means to survive socially is the stuff of a sad life. It's sad, because the best thing that can happen to your friends, your family, and even your competition is for you to succeed. Yes, it may disrupt the ecosystem for a moment, but soon after you switch into a faster lane, the horns will stop honking, the middle fingers will descend, and people will begin to accept the new and improved you. And the friends worth keeping around will begin to improve their lives, too. Successful people set the pace for the rest of us." (From the foreword by Donald Miller- just in the foreword and it's already quotable).
The joking but also totally serious question therapists get in casual conversation all the time. So, let's talk about this, shall we?
The answer is yes and no. When I go to my chiropractor, he can tell me things about my lifestyle just by watching me walk across the room. If he were my neighbor and not my chiropractor, he would still be able to tell those things, although he might not point them out, because I wouldn't be his patient in that scenario. I'm not offended by that. He can't help what he sees because he is a chiropractor. If you seem super depressed or anxious, or if you have a personality disorder, I can probably pick up on that within a couple of interactions with you, because that's what I do for a living. I can't help that. I can't help it if the word "narcissist" flashes across my mind for a brief second. But understand that if you're not my client, then I am not actively looking for it, and it's not some kind of game for me to figure out what diagnosis you meet criteria for. I have better things to do with my mental energy, like focus on my own issues.
I do want to spend some time very soon talking more about diagnoses... different kinds, the role of a diagnosis, and the positive and perhaps too the negative implications of one. So check back!
It’s not uncommon to bolt as soon as something painful comes your way. As soon as things start to hurt, we start to seek relief.
The next time pain comes your way, try a different approach. Allow yourself to experience it and then begin to seek Gods face asking Him what plans He has for it and how you can grow through it. Remember, He’s a beauty from ashes kind of God! #pain#struggles#hardtimes#christiancounseling#overcome#redemption
Zaul & Sarah had reached the end of their rope when they came to Embrace. It didn't take long after the wedding to find out they still had a lot to learn about each other & the strain on their relationship was only increasing.
But God wasn't done yet. 🙌🏻 They committed to finding affordable Christian counseling & that's when they heard about Embrace.
At one point, they were coming to the Center 3 days a week for everything from relationship classes, to individual & couples counseling. See more of God's transforming work in their life by watching their full video in the bio.
GriefWorks will be hosting two educational events for the community & healthcare professionals presented by internationally known grief therapist, author, and educator Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt. Registration is now available for our FREE community event and Professional Caregivers Workshops. For more information and to register, click the link in our bio. #christianworks
✨Meet My Friend✨
I met Liz in 2012 when she graciously took me on as a her intern. She was (still is) like the really cool big sister I never had, and I guess she thought I was cool too, because 6 years later, she is still one of my dearest friends. By watching Liz do therapy, I learned so much about intentionality, empathy, and authenticity in the counseling office. She is genuinely good at what she does, and is incredibly likable. I've referred people to her, and have gotten raving reviews from them. If you are anywhere in the Little Rock area and in need of counseling, go find Liz at Insight Renewal Center! ❤️ @ekabuchman
Happy President’s Day (also known as Washington’s Birthday)! Our quote today comes from George Washington himself. No matter where you stand politically or how you feel about our current political environment, take a moment today to reflect on the freedoms you have because you live in this country and because of the examples early presidents, like Washington, set to create this “land of the free and home of the brave.” Also, don't forget to leave comments on the Eating Disorders post with any questions you would like answered on Wednesday. Tune in Wednesday at 10:30am for a live facebook video to get some of your questions answered!