How to Help Your Grieving Children, Teens, and Families

how to help your grieving child teenager family - wide title picBy Lisa Mottola Ernst, MSW, LCSW

In working with grieving children, teens and families, I get many questions concerning children and their ability to grieve.

Is my child grieving?
Why do they want to go to their best friend’s house for a sleepover, when grandpa just died a week ago?
Why can I do to support my child?

Before answering these questions, it is important to note that children grieve differently than adults. For them, the loss of a parent, sister, brother, grandparent,…

Anger: A Multifactorial Approach

by Darrell Provinse, MA, LPC, NCC, Director and CEO

anger multifactorial approach - lioness no wordsAnger. What is it?

Anger is a God-given emotion that gives us energy to protect someone else or ourselves, or to take action against an injustice. Anger itself is not wrong.  What we do with anger or in anger can be very wrong.  Anger can very often signal that something is wrong with us with our relationship, in our psychological life, emotional life, or thought life, etc.  Anger is a secondary emotion.  Underneath anger, …

15 MORE Books Recommended by Agape Counselors

As promised last month, here is another list of books that our counselors recommend. There are many books out there that our counselors recommend to clients regularly. Below are 15 of the books that are on the list. Click on the pictures to view these books on Amazon.com Book Store.

 

How We Love Book CoverHow We Love

by Milan & Kay Yerkovich

This book, based on attachment theory, helps people understand how childhood experiences have shaped the way they approach adult relationships. …

15 Books Recommended by Agape Counselors

In lieu of our typical Featured Article this month, we polled our counselors and comprised a list of books that our counselors recommend. Of course there are many many books out there that our counselors recommend to clients regularly and we could never cover them all in one post, so there will be more to follow next month. Below are the first 15 books on the list. To find them on Amazon, click on the pictures.

 

Where is god when it hurts bookWhere Is God When It Hurts?

by Phillip Yancey

This is a wonderful book…

Sometimes Loss is the Best Thing

By Kimberly Webb, MA, MBA, PLPC

But this season of the year always hurts so much!  It is the time of year I lost my brother. When the weather turns colder, I just don’t want to do anything, and my family holidays have just never been anything but a reminder of what I’ve lost.

This is a paraphrase of real life stories,  related to me again and again from clients, each reflecting its own version of details but leaving behind the same message.  Loss is hard!

In my own life, …

Bridge To Wholeness: Volume 1 Issue 5 December 2014

December 2015 Bridge to Wholeness Newsletter Vol 1 Iss 5

 

Welcome to the December 2014 Issue of the Agape newsletter, Bridge to Wholeness!

Our monthly newsletter is the best way for you to keep up with what is going on around Agape, with events and updates, and articles written by our counselors. We hope it will help bring you a little bit closer to emotional, mental, and spiritual wholeness!

In this issue (click to read individual articles):

  • Sometimes Loss is the Best Thing by Kim Webb, MBA, MA, PLPC
  • The Problem with Perfectionism