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Our counseling services are provided in person to individuals and families in our outpatient clinics and day treatment facilities, and are available via secure video to individuals and organizations worldwide. These posts are about christian living in this modern world.

April 14, 2023

What if outpatient counseling isn’t working?

You like your counselor and have a good rapport. The weekly sessions are helpful, and yet you just can’t get a handle on your anxiety and […]
April 14, 2023

Please don’t ask me to go to group therapy!

  We get it. Group therapy can be an intimidating thought. If you are a person who struggles with anxiety, it might take all the courage […]
March 15, 2023

“I’m so stressed out! How can I manage it?” Helping teens work through stress

By Kara Witthuhn School-Based Counselor “I’m so stressed out! How can I manage it?” When we talk about stress, we often refer to it as negative. […]
March 15, 2023

What if I can’t? 5 steps for teens to feel their most confident under pressure

By Mary Gonring, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Christian Family Solutions It is the night before an important test. Or the moment before stepping on stage […]
March 1, 2023

How do I know if a relationship is healthy or unhealthy?

By Kara Witthuhn School-Based Counselor How do I know if a relationship is healthy or unhealthy? Great question, because how you navigate romantic relationships early in […]
February 28, 2023

Ten strategies to reduce arguing with your child

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Earlier in this series, we looked at reasons children might argue with their parents frequently—particularly children who have […]
February 28, 2023

Parenting an argumentative child

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Imagine this scenario: Your son has a project to do for an upcoming science fair. Yesterday he asked […]
February 28, 2023

Peer Specialists: For When Parents Feel Isolated

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist “I can do this!” That’s what I told myself when I was expecting my first child. My husband […]
February 28, 2023

Peer Specialists: A unique source of support for parents

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Children are an extraordinary blessing. Children who have extraordinary needs bring extra blessings along with extra challenges in […]
January 31, 2023

Postpartum reflections of a struggling, surviving, and saved mother

By Julie Straseske, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor and Educational Presenter This article first appeared on the WELS|ELS Christian Therapist Network website and is shared here with […]
January 4, 2023

Exercise Your Mental Health in the New Year

By Andrea Semmann, MBA, CTC   Many of us will make some sort of New Year’s resolution for 2023. Some of the top resolutions in 2022 […]
March 3, 2022

Helping Children with Anxiety

We hear the word “anxiety” a lot these days. Anxiety is a normal and healthy God-given response to dangerous situations. It is protective and keeps us […]
January 7, 2022

Feeling Anxious?

By Drew Dryness If you answered “Yes!” to that question, you are not alone. In fact, you are part of the majority. Rates of anxiety and […]
January 4, 2022

Does video counseling actually work?

By Drew Dyrssen It’s 2022 and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives. Many continue to face restrictions, transitions, and health conditions, which have […]
January 1, 2022

Gratitude Through Tough Times

By: Sarah Brinkley, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor With the ongoing news of COVID-19 outbreaks, many continue to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and sad. Plans continue to change, […]
June 1, 2021

Speak in Love: Communication for a Healthy Marriage

Effective communication is essential to having a healthy relationship. Being able to express your feelings and identify your needs with clarity is important for a happy […]
April 14, 2020

When Will We Stop Being Afraid?

By Ed Frey “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears […]
April 9, 2020

Practical Tips for Balancing Negative News with Gratitude

By Sarah Brinkley As we face our current global health crisis, it is clear to see how the media feeds fear during times like this. As […]