When Life Goes Off The Road

When Life Goes Off The Road - Byron Loy MA, LCPC

by Byron Loy, MA, LPC, LCPC, CRADC

There are times in life when no physical pain can compare with the emotional pain we feel from grief and loss. On a cold November night in Michigan, two days after I turned eighteen, I fell asleep at the wheel on my way home from roller-skating with my church youth group. I woke up as soon as my tires hit the gravel on the side of the road but I was unable to gain control and went off the road. My left arm went through the driver’s side window and dirt …

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

Lessons Taught By Trauma - no title pic

“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,…

What is Sandtray Therapy?

Introduction

Sandtray TherapySandtray therapy was created by Margaret Lowenfeld, who got her ideas from reading H.G. Wells’ book Floor Games, where Wells spoke of the use of miniature toys while he played with his sons on the floor. This technique was adopted by many others, including Dora Kalff, a Swedish therapist who modified Lowenfeld’s knowledge of the use of sand and miniatures according to Jungian principles, and named her technique Sandplay (Homeyer & Sweeney, 2011). Sandtray…

Advice from the Therapist Vlog: Perfectionism

September 2014 Vlog, Advice from the Therapist: Perfectionism

This month, Therapist Zachary Sander, MA, LPC, CADC speaks on perfectionism and how affects our mental health and well being. Be on the look out each month for new installments of ‘Advice from the Therapist’ each month pertaining to guidance, services, and more!

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Hi this is Zachary Sander with Agape Christian Counseling Services with another installment of “Advice from the Therapist”.…

Advice from the Therapist Vlog: Types of Resentment

August 2014 Vlog, Advice from the Therapist: Types of Resentment

Therapist Zachary Sander, MA, LPC, CADC speaks on different types of resentment and how to deal with it in order to resolve past conflict within relationships. Be on the look out for new installments of ‘Advice from the Therapist’ each month pertaining to guidance, services, and more!

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On today’s installment, I will be talking about the types of resentment one would need to deal …