Entries by San Diego Counselor

Overcoming the Fear of Abandonment with the Help of Christian Counseling

Abandonment is a fear that haunts many children and adults in our country. Due to high divorce rates and broken relationships, many of us have a deep-seated fear of abandonment. This fear can paralyze us, but with God’s help, we can overcome it. You may also benefit from Christian counseling to deal with abandonment issues. […]

Affair Recovery for Christians: Surviving Infidelity with God’s Help

If you have recently learned that your spouse has cheated on you, you may feel like you are barely hanging on. However, you can experience affair recovery with help from Christian marriage counseling. Here are our seven best tips for surviving infidelity after the affair. 7 Tips for Surviving Infidelity 1. Commit Everything to Prayer […]

Quotes about Losing a Loved One: Comforting Bible Verses to Soothe Your Soul

Grief. It’s not something that we can emotionally prepare ourselves for, regardless of whether we’ve had time to consider that a loved one will leave us through illness or if it’s a sudden death that turns our world upside down. Grief also doesn’t follow an orderly timeline – friends and family may encourage us to […]

Four Premarital Counseling Topics You Shouldn’t Avoid

Getting married is a really thrilling point in your life. Congratulations if you’re about to start out on a journey with the love of your life! Marriage is an adventure that works best if you prepare well for it. Just as you would plan, in advance, a physical journey you are planning to take, preparing […]

Do You Recognize These Signs of Codependency?

When someone describes themselves as a “people pleaser,” a counselor’s mind jumps to codependency. Usually, as the sessions progress, it usually comes to light that these self-identifying “people pleasers” have poor boundaries with friends, family, and colleagues, thereby making them feel like they need to meet other people’s need while theirs remain unmet. Melody Beattie, […]

The Four Communication Styles: Which One Are You?

There are four general communication styles: assertive, aggressive, passive and passive-aggressive. These categories provide a solid base when discussing communication styles. It’s true that communication style can vary depending on situation, mood or who you are conversing with. However, most people revert to one of the four communication styles mentioned above. Once you are aware […]