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Matrescence: The Transition to Motherhood

Reflections of a New Mother Written by Hannah Feliciano, LMFT I became a new mom last year, and while this past year has been the most incredibly rewarding, it has also been one of the most difficult and draining years as well.  The transition to motherhood is one that is celebrated for its beauty and awe, but many times it is also a transition fraught with anxiety, depression and even sometimes anger and disappointment.  The transition to motherhood is something…

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Accepting the Things I Cannot Change… Including My Family! 

Online Event on Tuesday, May 31 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am CDT We come by our habits honestly. Whether it's been a few years since you left home or you're retired, the family that raised you matters. How you manage relationships, what you expect from life, and your view of God have been shaped by home. Join me as we examine the Serenity Prayer from the lens of acceptance and the context of changing those family nuances that are detrimental…

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Mental Health for Faith Communities

https://youtu.be/jh0InB7USVc How can faith community leaders and mental health practitioners work together for the mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the people they serve? In this hour-long webinar, we discover how mental health concerns can impact faith communities, how faith communities can impact mental health, and how to determine when it’s appropriate to refer someone in your faith community to mental health services.  Presenter: Carol Smith, M.Div., LMFT serves as Director of Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy Training at Insight Counseling Centers. Resources…

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Three Questions with Monét Shell

What drew you to the field of counseling? I wanted to be able to better serve the people I worked with. At that time, I worked in Human Resources and interacted with several hundred people per week. I chose Psychology as my minor as I pursued an undergraduate degree. After my first semester, I knew that learning how and why people interact the way that we do was more than an add-on. I needed to receive all of the knowledge…

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Monét Shell Named Director of Clinical Services

Insight Counseling Centers is pleased to announce the selection of Monét C. Shell as Director of Clinical Services beginning January 2022. Monét is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a graduate of Lipscomb University, where she earned a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy. Her relationship with Insight Counseling Centers began with a Master’s-level clinical internship and continued with a contract therapist position after earning her degree. Monét joins Executive Director, Pam Brown, and Director of Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy Training,…

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Introducing Insight Ambassadors of Rutherford County

“Each Rutherford County ambassador is a long‐time supporter of Insight’s mission. It is wonderful that this group has come together in an official way to help make sure those who live and work in Rutherford County know about our agency’s mission, and that we stand ready to provide professional counseling to individuals, couples, and families.”Pam Brown, executive director of Insight Counseling Centers Insight Counseling Centers is pleased to announce its newly formed group, Insight Ambassadors of Rutherford County. The members…

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Grief, Loss, and the Holidays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btoKl9iu_gw Insight Counseling Centers presents a therapist round-table discussion on grief, loss, and the holidays. Speakers: Carol Smith, LMFT, Dr. Dwight Hughes, LMFT, Jordan Malone, Meadow Alsobrook, LPC-MHSP(Temp) Grief Resources Therapist-Recommended Books A Decembered Grief: Living with loss while others are celebrating (1999 & 2011) by Harold Ivan Smith Seven Choices: Finding Daylight after Loss Shatters Your World (Neeld, E. H., 2003) The Empty Chair: Handling grief on holidays and special occasions (2001) by Susan J Zonnebelt-Smeenge & Robert C. DeVries…

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Rediscovering Your Abundance

Using Your Spiritual Resources to Improve Your Mental Health https://youtu.be/Ei2eDGFvu8o Your spirituality, faith, or religious tradition are part of the whole you. In this recorded webinar video, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Carol Smith, guides us through the questions: How can therapists help us heal from past spiritual wounds? What is spiritually-integrated psychotherapy? And how can we use our own spirituality and religious traditions to help strengthen and improve our mental health? Presenter: Carol Smith is a Licensed Marriage &…

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Kayla’s Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x0uVIyTpwY First-time therapy client, Kayla, was amazed at how meeting with her therapist at Insight Counseling Centers improved her life and relationships!

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Trauma: The Pain We Still Carry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCkD1g2b9ts Reflections of a Black Therapist A trauma event is one that the mind, body, and/or soul carries and translates into defense mechanisms. Those mechanisms can include defenses such as Repression, Internalization, Projection, Rationalization, and Denial. Monét C. Shell, therapist at Insight Counseling Centers, explores the types of traumas presented by Black clients in therapy during this online presentation. Presenter: Monét C. Shell practices marriage and family therapy at Insight Counseling Centers and sees clients through telehealth. She holds a…

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