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Areas of Expertise

Trauma and Abuse

It has been said that time heals all wounds, but here at Agape Counseling Center, I believe that working through Spiritual, emotional, and physical wounding, not time, holds the key to healing all wounds. Painful circumstances as well as wounds (left unattended) result in emotional anguish and ongoing painful suffering. This suffering is not limited to current circumstances, but also wounds from past events which hinder us from moving forward and walking in wholeness and abundance.

Mental and Emotional

Suffering includes frightening thoughts and painful feelings. These thoughts and feelings are the mind’s response to injury. Mental pain can produce behavior and reactions such as intense fear or helplessness, sense of despair and hopelessness, withdrawal or detachment, lack of concentration, irritability, sleep disturbance, aggression, hyper vigilance (watching for more distressing events), flashbacks (sense that an event is reoccurring), depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and so much more.

Marriage and Family

Do you feel like you are losing your family bond? Is communication becoming more and more difficult or perhaps non-existent? Is there an unusual amount of conflict? Is there unresolved conflict that is driving a wedge between your relationships? Has there been a breakdown in trust? A betrayal? Are you feeling out of control? Afraid that you or your spouse are falling out of love? Are you finding it more and more difficult to manage your daily stresses? Do you find yourself withdrawing or isolating from your family? Your family relationships can be repaired. There is hope.

Anxiety and Depression

Occasional bouts of sadness are common for everyone; however, when those feelings of sadness don’t go away, feelings of hopelessness and despair set in. There are ANSWERS and there is HOPE!

Grief and Loss

Losses, if left unattended, can significantly impact our emotional well-being. With each loss, grieving is a necessary process. Death. Relationships. Finances. Employment. Unfulfilled dreams. Health. Home life.

           

HOPE- There is always hope. No matter what you are dealing with, Caleb can help guide you on a journey towards healing and change. 

My Approach 

When people first come to counseling, they typically have no idea what to expect.  Here are the five phases people typically go through in the counseling process. 

 

Initial Assessment Phase

In the first intensive session, you can expect me to introduce myself, hear about what brought you in, what your goals are, and then I will make an assessment of how to get you to your goals.

 

History Phase

In subsequent sessions, I will continue to get to know you and your specific situation by understanding your history and how it applies to you today.   

 

I will learn more about your extensive history of your family of origin, turning point memories, key relationships, traumatic stories, emotional development, beliefs you have about yourself etc. This gives insight for me to help heal what is going on in your life. 

 

Working Phase

Once an assessment and history is taken of your individual situation, it is time to get to work.  What is the work?  That will vary depending on your situation.  It might be facing a trauma, learning how to feel, dealing with a relational dynamic, getting out of an addiction, reflecting on your life, or naming more in your story.  Whatever work is necessary, I will guide and walk with you through it.  

 

Healing Phase

The healing phase will be individual according to your needs but could include EMDR, healing prayer, grief work, emotional regulation, story work, or more. 

 

Maintenance Phase

Once the healing phase is completed people either conclude counseling, decide to work on other goals, or continue counseling because they enjoy the therapeutic process and want help facing current issues in their life.

 

How Long Will It Take?

The length of time will vary depending on your individual issues and how hard you work in and outside of counseling.

My Approach
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