Darrell Provinse, MA, LPC, NCC | Executive Director and CEO

Darrell Provinse earned his degrees from Washington University and Webster University in St. Louis, MO. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and a National Certified Counselor. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Specialists in Group Work, and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. He is also the Executive Director and CEO of Agape Christian …

Kristy Cobillas, MEd, LPC

Kristy Cobillas earned her Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri St. Louis. She specializes in working with adults who have a history of childhood abuse and/or neglect, and works extremely well with those who suffer from pervasive anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Kristy has been trained to utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to facilitate the processing of trauma. She also utilizes Neuro-linguistic…

I Know____, but I Feel_____.

The Dichotomy of Mind Caused by TraumaI know but I Feel - The dichotomy of Mind caused by Trauma (wide title)

By Kristy Cobillas, MEd, LPC

Feelings can be tricky. Feelings can reflect perceived reality, but they certainly do not dictate what reality is. Sometimes the two do not line up! Why does this happen? What is this dichotomy of mind that takes place between what one thinks and what one feels?

The answer, in part, is biological. Different parts of the brain have different functions. For example, the prefrontal cortex is the area that is known …

Lessons Taught by Trauma

By Kristy Cobillas, MEd, LPC

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“What good does it do to talk about it, if it’s not going to change anything?”

When it comes to trauma, there are those who will attempt to mentally and emotionally bury the experience. It is true that simply talking about the past does not change it. Recounting the memory of a horrendous experience may do little more than cause one to re-experience the emotional pain. In therapy, victims of trauma can process the event(s) with the help of a professional,…