About Alethia

The Greek word for “counselor” is “Paraklete.” Think “two pairs of shoes.”It literally refers to a person who comes to walk alongside. Too many people attempt to journey down all the paths alone. There are times, and paths, when we need someone alongside to encourage, support, and help us. Our symbol at Alethia is the…

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What does it mean to be a counselor?

What is counseling? Recently I had an interesting interaction with a man who happens to be a client that was a great reminder of part of why I wanted to be trained to be a counselor years ago, and why I love having the role of a shepherd in people’s lives.   I have been…

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The importance of fathers in our lives

I have given this a lot of thought for years and especially this last year.  One of the daughters in my life has given me the opportunity to think more deeply about these issues than I think I ever would have otherwise. It only seems appropriate to pass these along on a day where we…

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6 ways to help a friend who has been laid off

Helping someone who has been laid off Obviously, when someone is laid off, it can be a tough situation for everyone involved.  People left behind are generally left with more work to do with less resources.  Further, those still at work may feel a little guilty at the feeling of relief they have over keeping…

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The Freedom to Choose

The Freedom to Choose Have you ever wondered, “Why did God put the tree in the Garden of Eden if He knew that Adam and Eve would sin? Why would God give us freedom He knows we would abuse?” It’s really a fair question. And a rather rational one. If God desires a relationship with…

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How do I calm my child during a temper tantrum? Full video

How do I calm my child during a temper tantrum? We have all been there before. You’re sitting at the grocery store, and your child sees something they want. Before you even have a second to distract them, your little one is in an all-out explosion of anger. Your child has a temper tantrum, causing…

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How do I parent an anxious child? Full video

How do I parent a child who is anxious? Check out the full video of our second breakout session, Parenting an Anxious Child 101. For the next three days we will be posting each breakout session from our “Navigating how to parent an anxious child” workshop. Allison Cooper and Millie Tanner: Parenting an Anxious Child 101 Josh Berger:…

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Sensory processing – full video of parenting breakout session

Did you miss our workshop? You can watch it here Check out the full video of our first breakout session, Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing, led by Keely Burks. For the next three days we will be posting each breakout session from our “Navigating how to parent an anxious child” workshop. Allison Cooper and Millie Tanner:…

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New workshop tomorrow! Call to register

Navigating how to parent an anxious child How should I help my child overcome their anxiety? Does my child need to be parented any differently? When my child feels anxious do I push them or let them avoid the situations that make them anxious? Should I be quicker or slower to let my child experience disappointment? How am…

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