If you are engaged to be married, the greatest investment you could make would be to learn more about your new spouse and marriage through premarital counseling. A Certified Prepare-Enrich counselor can Identify your unique strengths and recognize potential growth areas. You can learn new communication skills and become better prepared for the changes to come in your relationship. The benefits of a solid foundation for a lifelong marriage will be worth the effort.
Life can be hard. There are times when each of us needs the support and objective input of someone outside of our situations to offer feedback and valuable insight. Compassionate and experienced support offered for:
We were created to love and be loved. But our hearts can become wounded in the process... putting distance between us and our partners. We develop a dance of reactions to each other that keeps us from truly connecting. It is possible to reexamine how you and your spouse got here, and how those wounds can be healed. The longings of your heart can still be fulfilled by this love, and it can be all that you hoped it would be.
A family goes through many transitions over time, each with unique blessings and challenges. From births to deaths, each change demands adaption of roles & relationships:
Do you have a habit that is making your life unmanageable? Do you feel helpless to stop? Are you watching someone you love give their life over to an addiction that is robbing them of everything valuable?
Dealing with addictions is exhausting, repeating patterns that are never enough to change the problem. Any of us can be deceived. But there is hope. With help you can start to identify how you might be contributing to the cycle of addiction, and find new strategies which can help. Working with a licensed counselor and possibly finding a support group can give the support needed to break the bonds of addiction and bring freedom and relief.
Loss is painful, and healing can be a long process. Grief can lead to deeper questions and spiritual unrest. Loneliness comes when our friends and family find it hard to relate to us in that dark place. But you are not alone. Others have walked through the valley you are in and found healing and restoration of the other side. There is hope and light. God is able to create beauty from ashes. The first small step is to begin to believe it is possible for you.
Adolescent & Children
Like adults, children have challenges to face. There are times when they need a little help meeting the demands of school, social struggles, or adjusting to family changes. A supportive counselor can provide a safe environment to give kids the freedom to explore difficult issues such as: