Kinds of Counseling: How Theoretical Orientation Shapes Your Counseling Experience

Many factors influence your experience in counseling including the theoretical orientation of your counselor. A theoretical orientation is a counselor’s philosophy about how problems develop and how these are resolved or treated. It also informs the counselor’s focus in each counseling session, goals of counseling, and interventions you will experience in counseling sessions. Below are...
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Faithful Steps

The old saying goes, “A journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step.” How many times do we find ourselves paralyzed because we had too many options for that first step? Or even worse, it looks completely barren and empty with nothing on the horizon. My big journey of how my South Asia mission trip started,...
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Not a Morning Person…

I have never been a morning person, or really attempted to be one, as the idea of constantly waking up at 5:00 AM sounded like a terrible idea. However, as I have experimented this fall with waking up, I have discovered three things about being up and going before the sun rises. Quietness In a...
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Nibble, Don’t Gobble

Surprise! Just a couple of weeks until final exam season begins. Are you ready for them? If you are a planner, you probably prepared for Final Exam Week the first week of the semester. Kudos to you! If you are not a planner, that’s okay; you are not alone. Many people do not plan their schedules...
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Why Give Up Control?

My mom likes to tell a story about my older brother on his first day of kindergarten. She woke him up early on this monumental first day of school, got him dressed, and made breakfast. She drove him to school, and like any other mom, parked to walk him into his first day of class...
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Star Wars: Job Searches and Digital Footprints

You leave a digital footprint everywhere you go and it contributes to your overall public image. It’s accessible to current employers, prospective employers and even marketing companies. Don’t get comfortable!  You might think you’re on your personal laptop, cell phone or tablet, privately communicating with trusted friends. But in reality, you are on the world’s...
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Everyone Should Protest

I know that is a weird title to this blog post. A recent experience left me wondering about this generation that is entering college and made me realize that there is a generation gap when it comes to the art of protesting and free speech. There seems to be a disconnect between what people think...
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Alone. Not Lonely.

For the last several months I have been going to the same restaurant – Sweet Confections Café in Belton – nearly every day of the week for lunch. After ordering, I sit down alone at the corner table, purposely facing the front door so that I am not distracted by the television up behind my...
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So You Want To Be A…

A lawyer? A pro football player? A nurse? An accountant? A mom? A firefighter? A farmer? It seems that at various times in our lives we want to be one thing or another.  Maybe even a couple of things at the same time.  Many times these ideas are influenced by other people or circumstances.  And...
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Keeping Your Communications Golden

Advances in technology and a more fast-paced world cause many of us in our daily lives to communicate more informally. Our smart phones enable us to text and send emails with ease. Social media options are varied including Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. In all of these communication and information venues, we are able to share...
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