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Spirituality

Spirituality is a name given to matters of the spirit. These can be any kind of meaningful personal activity or peaceful experience. There is not one agreed upon way to explain what happens. It is a... more
Spirituality is a name given to matters of the spirit. These can be any kind of meaningful personal activity or peaceful experience. There is not one agreed upon way to explain what happens. It is a concept so people can see and understand it in different ways.
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Garysha  Youngblood
Garysha Youngblood
Background in treatment for individuals with addiction and correctional backgrounds

You can immerse yourself in things that validate your identity but also allow you to show up authentically in other aspects of your life. We can discuss safety, intersectionality and identity exploration. You are valid and you have options that can help you feel the most like yourself. 

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Betsy Sansby
Betsy Sansby
When something needs to change

The older I get, the more I believe that our real task isn't to 'find' ourselves. We're already 100% "there." What we do have to do is become more mindful of the times when we feel the most alive, most happy, most creative, and most fully engaged with life. It is in those moments that we find... more

Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Serving Clients Nationwide

Take yourself out on a date, Treat getting to know yourself the way you would a stranger.  Be curious, ask questions, and delve deep.  Trial and error, test things out, grow self-love towards yourself. Fall in love with yourself as if you are pursuing a partner. 

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Cynthia Finefrock
Cynthia Finefrock
Assisting with neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

The answer to your question will depend upon the beliefs of the respondent; I come from a Christian-based counseling approach. Therefore, my belief is that we do not have to atone for our own sins / mistakes, nor do we have to rely on a priest to do it for us. This is because God Himself became our... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Cynthia Finefrock
Cynthia Finefrock
Assisting with neurodiversity, autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Actually, having these thoughts is very normal. Existential therapists (such as myself) call what you are experiencing "death anxiety." That can include fears related to the pain of dying, the events that lead to death, what happens after death spiritually, whether one's memory lives on in society... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide.   If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Serving Clients Nationwide

It is great you are thinking and challenging your beliefs to see what serves you and what does not serve you! I found this video to be helpful https://youtu.be/h6fcK_fRYaI  

The Egg - A Short Story

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Serving Clients Nationwide

It is great you are thinking and challenging your beliefs to see what serves you and what does not serve you! I found this video to be helpful https://youtu.be/h6fcK_fRYaI  

The Egg - A Short Story

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Serving Clients Nationwide

I am so sorry for your loss! Perhaps some grief therapy. Also in doing your own work, thinking about what you miss most, thinking about her in her totality all of her. Find ways to give yourself, with her in mind, what you miss most from her. Also If you could write them a letter, #nonjudgement... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Serving Clients Nationwide

So from what you were saying, you feel you were a mistake given your mom said that church was more important than you. So because you feel you will never meet that level of importance, or mean as much to her as she says the church does, that leads you to feel unwanted? You are worthy and valuable... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Dr. Meredyth Lawrynce
Serving Clients Nationwide

It is great you want to stop feeling paranoid. Would you be open to exploring how having something spiritually watching you became something you fear? Were you ever lied to, deceived, or exploited by spiritual beings and their watching over you? Address the root of the fear, how was it ignited, and... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.