Christian Counseling Center Reviews
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 Karen Davis, 2016 voted top 3 marriage counselors in Springfield  by ThreeBest Rated Certificate of Excellance

Christian Counseling Center Reviews

Difficult Relationships

by Karen Davis on 08/20/15

 Relationships are a challenge. In a relationship, where someone can make you feel inept, and ungrateful, then you are in a difficult relationship.  If you are being accused of having negative qualities, you are in a difficult relationship. If at times, he/she makes you feel there is something wrong with you or you feel you are crazy, then you are in a difficult relationships.

At Christian Counseling Center,  learning to identify your truth and standing on that truth begins to give the person in a difficult relationship power and control.  Learning to trust yourself and your instincts is the beginning of freedom. 

Freedom to set boundaries

Freedom to trust yourself

Freedom to be yourself and like yourself

Freedom to know you are not crazy and you are not the problem 

Freedom to stay or leave the marriage knowing you do not have to tolerate bad behavior.

Let us teach you to trust and love yourself.  When you truly love yourself (commandment 2) you can not let another person verbally, emotionally or physically abuse you.

Karen Davis MS LPC

Help! Marriage is tough

by Karen Davis on 07/21/15

Relationships are tough even at it's best.  I have heard Dr. Phil state that everyday those in relationships should say,  "What two thing can I do today to make the one I love feel important to me."   The truth is, often times, we are so focused on our own needs and rights that they dominate our thinking and behaviors.

The success of our relationships would be unbelievable, if we focus on changing ourselves.  If we were willing to listen and understand another person's heart, we could have our deepest desires met.  This concept  might just save many families from divorce. 

Marriage  is perhaps the most complex of human relationships. Each of us want to be heard and validated in our love relationships. Christian Counseling Center focuses on:

* Critical relationships issues.

* Ability to effectively handle disagreements: fighting fair,  finding solutions.

* Gaining skills to develop and maintain intimacy.

* Increasing awareness concerning patterns of communications.

* Couples parent as a team.

* Increasing relationships intimacies and enjoyment.At Christian Counseling Center, we can make a difference, please call us. Karen 

 

Divorce Recovery

by Karen Davis on 07/18/15

There is almost nothing that compares to the pain of the failure of a marriage.  I compared it to having an arm amputated without anesthesia.  It seems that this is true for those wanting to end the marriage or for those wanting to save the marriage. 

The following is a testimony of the success of counseling. Christa states, "I remember walking in to the counseling office feeling empty and very sad.  My ex-husband was about to remarry and left me to be the responsible adult to raise our nine-month old daughter.  I often thought how will I ever recover from this;  my life will never be the same.  Though the next few weeks, counseling took me from sadness and loneliness to accepting the circumstances.  I was learning to move on with my new life. The counselor understood and emphasized with me.  I learned to say,  "I don't like it but it is going to be O.K.  Eventually, I was able to say and mean it "I don't like it but it is o.k."

Counseling is designed to meet the needs of those who are adjusting to the finality of a broken dreams. The following topics are covered:                            

     * Lost dreams; the timeline of grief and its stages.

     *  Moving beyond anger and sadness.

     *   Children and divorce.

 The reality is dreams do not always some true.  Letting go of the dream can be as painful as letting go of the person.  Call Christian Counseling Center to make an appointment.  Let us walk you through this.  Karen 

Anger Management-Fighting Fair

by Karen Davis on 07/15/15

Many times, we live our lifes reacting from outside stresses.  Learning that each of us has the power to control how we act and feel is powerful.  Learning to act and not re-act is one of the goals of anger management presented at Christian Counseling Center.  Helping each person to understand that anger is an emotion which covers up other emotions.  Anger is one of the easiest emotions to feel.  It is a secondary emotions.  Primary emotions are fear, hurt, frustration and low self-worth. To be vulnerable and communicate those fears, hurts, and frustrations is tough.  At Christian Counseling Center,  anger management will facilitate growth by teaching the following:

  * Appropriate anger release.

  * Calming physical triggers. 

  * Managing stress and emotional tension.

  * Communicating with others in a way that improves situations.

Learning how to fight fair and to express anger in a healthy way will enhance  relationships and help us achieve the intimacies we want and desire.

by Karen

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