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A Life of Impact

Written in loving memory of Dr. Karyn Purvis, whose teaching has impacted countless lives, pointing ultimately to hope and healing in Christ.

A little over 4 years ago, a fellow colleague and I traveled to hear a speaker/author whom we had heard a great deal about. She was making waves in the trauma informed care community and counseling world. She was altering the way we viewed children with trauma and how we treated them. She was knowledgeable, approachable, and an excellent trainer. Little did we know, this woman and her research would dramatically change the way that we counseled children from “hard places” and the way we work with children in the care of ABCH. more...

Patterns to Avoid (Part Three)

This blog is a part of the PATTERNS TO AVOID series highlighting patterns to avoid in marriage. This post is the third part in a three part series and focuses on how you can avoid escalating problems in your marriage. more...

Patterns to Avoid (Part Two)

This blog is a part of the PATTERNS TO AVOID series highlighting patterns to avoid in marriage. This post is the second part in a three part series and focuses on how you can avoid escalating problems in your marriage. more...

Patterns to Avoid (Part One)

This blog is a part of the PATTERNS TO AVOID series highlighting patterns to avoid in marriage. This post is the first part in a three part series and focuses on how you can avoid escalating problems in your marriage. more...

Preparing to Parent in 2014

I was thumbing through Pinterest just the other day.  I do love seeing great ideas, crafts to do, and those cute sayings or thoughtful quotes put to great fonts.  Typically, I scan the pins on there to kill time or to have mindless moments, but this day, something would be different.  This day, I would have a shift in thought. more...

#10Thanks – For the Impact of Pathways Professional Counseling

This article was written by Mrs. Lisa Keane, Clinical Director of Pathways Professional Counseling, about her thankfulness for the impact pathways is having on the lives of those we serve.more...

CAPS Conference

"You just don't understand me!" A very angry, sullen wife sat in my office lamenting about her husband. You could see the hurt and years of baggage she was carrying were weighing heavily upon her. "You always assume the worst in me" her fed up husband replied with very little desire to talk further. It was easy for me as their therapist to see he was shut down and she was defensive. These two individuals sat in my office and as a therapist I was not sure I could help them move past this point. It was obvious that years of hurt and life experiences were crowding out any attempt at marriage counseling actually working.more...

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