Halloween is nearly upon us and that means candy. Lots of candy. Literally, pounds of candy await most trick-or-treaters. Along with candy can come cavities and that, of course, means a trip to the dentist. For some, going to the dentist is even more terrifying than the ghosts and goblins that are promoted on Halloween. … More Candy and Cavities and Anxiety?
One of the “members” of our family is our German Shepherd, Patience. She is much larger today than when this picture was taken, but I am not sure that she is aware of that fact. What has not changed for her though is her fear and anxiety surrounding fireworks. Perhaps you have a pet like … More Pets are Family Too
This is the final installment of a series on Addiction and Change. Parts 1-3 are linked here. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 Biblical Change Biblical change begins with regeneration and continues through sanctification. Regeneration is the spiritual transformation which occurs when a person places his or her faith in the redemptive work of Jesus … More Addiction and Change – Part 4
(The following is a continuation of Parts 1 and 2) Hope for Change for the Addict When a counselor approaches addiction as a part of the created order which has been corrupted by mankind’s sin, then that counselor can offer substantial hope for change to the addict. The redemptive narrative of Scripture teaches that God … More Addiction and Change – Part 3
(The following is a continuation of this post.) Addiction and the Fall The question then arises, “If God created mankind with legitimate needs which when met, provide a pleasurable experience, then how could satisfying those needs become destructive or pathological (i.e. addictive)?” A related question would be, “Are all addictions bad things?” The answer to … More Addiction and Change – Part 2
How and Why People Become Addicted The creative work of God resulted in mankind having a built-in reward system which is activated by both internal and external behavioral and chemical stimuli. The pleasures stemming from the activation of this reward system are the driving motives for addiction. The desire to enjoy the pleasures afforded through … More Addiction and Change – Part 1
This linked news report gives some insight to the above question. Here at Seven Branches Counseling, we are happy to help you with your sexual addiction and any resultant issues that may be affecting your marriage and family. Restorations Therapy Center is a Denver-Metro area practice that specializes in treatment of sexual addiction issues.
There is much being said and written about this popular Netflix series. Some examples include this article on USA Today written by an 18-year old high school girl and this one from Psychology Today website, and I thought it appropriate to write a few things about it here as well. Yes, I did watch the series … More 13 Reasons Why
Excited to announce that I can begin seeing clients at Hope Crossing Church at 3000 S. Wadsworth Blvd. My current hours are primarily Friday evenings (5-8) and Saturday (7am-8pm). I am available at other times upon request. I am also accepting debit card payments including most HSA cards.
Not only is walking good for your physical health, it is good for your mind as well. If you’ve got some serious thinking to do, try to take some time in the next few days to bundle up, get outside and go for a short walk. If it is too cold, perhaps you can get … More Take a break. Take a walk. Get Creative.