I'm guessing that you've heard of a counselor. Have you heard of a "life coach"? This is a newer side of the mental health profession, and it is one that iHope is excited to be expanding into during 2021. There are certainly overlaps between counseling and coaching, but there are some important differences. What's similar? … Continue reading How are coaching and counseling different?
How well do you remember the reason why you do what you do? Why did you pick the career that you have? Why did you marry your spouse? Why did you decide to have children? Why do you attend church? Why did you accept your current job? Why did you become a Christian? It is … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Why
iHope is a distinctly Christian counseling center. We say this often, and it’s even printed on our business cards. But what does it even mean? Christian counseling is a typical mental health counseling process, involving a client who sits down with a trained counselor to work together toward a goal - with the distinction that … Continue reading What is Christian counseling?
Last year, I was so caught up in the Lord’s presence, the encouragement of the gathering, and the fun of the music that I completely forgot to take any photos of the evening. As the Executive Director… whoops. (This year, I’m asking someone else to do it.) If you didn’t join us last year, you … Continue reading You’re invited to our second annual Praise & Worship Night!
Each spring that iHope has been opened, we’ve had several high school seniors seek our Care & Counseling services to address anxiety, fear, and stress related to their transition to college. This is totally normal! The transition from high school to college is a big life change. Just like moving to a new state, getting … Continue reading Are you ready for college?
Is there any title that would be more easily agreed upon? We are all called to protect children from abuse. Of course, we are each called to protect all peoplefrom abuse – women, men, children, adults. But children are in a uniquely vulnerable position. They rely upon adults to care for them, and their knowledge and awareness … Continue reading Protecting children from abuse
I’m a big believer that everyone could benefit from counseling at some point in their lives. Probably, at multiple points in their lives! Why do I believe this? Because I know how hard life is - and I know that at some point, we all experience hardship. We live in a broken world. Sin hurts us, … Continue reading Did you know most people feel good about counseling?
Core Questions is a monthly dive into different topics that are a core part of our shared human experience. We want to seek and understand who we are in light of God’s revealed truth. This month we are looking at our human experience of family. Earlier, we looked at why we have families. But this is … Continue reading Core Questions: How do we live well in our families?
Core Questions is a monthly dive into different topics that are a core part of our shared human experience. We want to seek and understand who we are in light of God’s revealed truth. This month we are looking at our human experience of family. God has created us for relationships. Specifically, for family. The … Continue reading Core Questions: Why do we have families?
Core Questions is a monthly dive into different topics that are a core part of our shared human experience. We want to seek and understand who we are in light of God’s revealed truth. This month we are looking at our human need for rest. We’ve looked at the question of why we need rest, … Continue reading Core Questions: How do we rest well?