American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Cast Your Cares upon the Lord

Dina Jones, M.A.  Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:6-7, NASB). As a mental health professional, it is easy to find ourselves bogged down with concern over serious and life threatening issues our clients are facing. The word “cast” catches my attention. Casting involves throwing with force. When I picture a fisherman casting a line for a catch, I do...

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Six Blogging Tips to Build Your Practice

Steve Greer, B.S. and Trina Young Greer, Psy.D. More is less … when it comes to blogs. If you want to successfully use blogging to help attract clients you need to write less and say more. People are impatient and you must capture their interest quickly. Here are six tips from writing coach Mary Yerkes […]

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Designer Baby

Donna Gibbs, Ph.D. Those who have known me for any length of time, know that my greatest and most treasured learnings have come as a direct result of my interactions with precious clients over the years. Today proved to be no exception. Today I witnessed such a powerful and profound revelation with a client that […]

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6 People to Follow On Twitter

Dina Jones, M.A.   Are you using twitter to stay encouraged and informed? Some of today’s most insightful and uplifting influencers have active twitter feeds. Stay connected by following these six people today! Tim Clinton- @DrTimClinton Twitter Bio: Husband to Julie. Dad to Megan and Zach. President of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian […]

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Remember the Caregivers

Benjamin Mast, Ph.D. The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias continues to grow and is only expected to continue.   Alzheimer’s disease has consistently been identified as one of the most feared medical conditions in late life, largely because there is no cure and the disease attacks and continues to spread throughout the […]

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Webinar Recap: Dr. Sharon May – Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Emily Boyles, AACC Intern with Dina Jones, M.A. On Tuesday, the AACC held a webinar featuring Dr. Sharon May, Ph.D., who spoke on the topic of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: A Christian Perspective. This was one of our best webinars yet with a powerful, engaging presenter and a high-energy studio audience. Dr. May gave viewers […]

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The Rock

Originally posted December 1, 2011 "America was founded by people who believe that God is their Rock of safety." -Ronald Reagan "Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold? If He is, you don't need to search any further for security." -Elisabeth Elliott Recently my niece asked her dad, my older brother Jimmy, to hike to the top of the Peaks of Otter with her and two of my sisters. Being an outdoor-kind-of-guy, he readily agreed. Of course, she failed to mention that the ...

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When Compassion Turns Into Passion

Dr. Gregory Jantz   People who enter a healing profession, especially counselors and therapists, need to be aware of the potent combination of forces that coalesce within a counseling situation. Professionals and clients partner to solve a problem. Their partnering requires trust and a high degree of openness and honesty. In some situations, the “us […]

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The Door of Reconciliation

By Shannon Wolf, Ph.D., LPC-S Originally posted December 2012  “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift” (Matthew 5:23-24, […]

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Choices

Originally Posted January 18, 2012 Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it. -J. I. Packer Nothing shapes your life more than the commitments you choose to make. -Rick Warren Life is all about choices... And you are defined by those choices. Sometimes our choices involve the "good" verses the "bad". And certainly there is a great degree of validity in that thinking. As the children of Israel ...

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