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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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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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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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Aging Matters: Opioids & Addiction

Free documentary screening and expert panel discussion with audience Q&A Thursday, September 2nd from 9:30 am - 10:30 am Online Adults over age 50 are one of the fastest-growing groups for substance misuse and abuse. NPT Reports Aging Matters: Opioids & Addiction explores how older adults and their families deal with the medical, social, and economic challenges of this public health threat. Insight Counseling Centers invites you to an online documentary screening on Thursday, September 2nd from 9:30 am –…

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Insight Returns to Vine Street Christian Church

Thirty-six years ago, a group of visionary people from Vine Street Christian Church set a plan in motion that led to the formation of Insight Counseling Centers, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to restoring lives to wholeness by providing spiritually-integrated psychotherapy to individuals, families, and couples in Tennessee. We are so grateful to Vine Street for their continued support of our mission, and we’re excited to announce that we are returning to a newly renovated counseling office in the church…

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Webinar Video: Yours, Mine & Ours – Building Healthy Families

https://youtu.be/zvvriBsXLxU Change can create chaos for families, especially for teens and parents. Two tools that can help strengthen family relationships and calm chaos are healthy boundaries and communication. Insight counselor, Ed Barron, shares tips to reduce family strains in this recorded webinar video. Presenter: Ed Barron, LPC-MHSP(Temp.), provides counseling to adults, couples, children, adolescents, families, and groups, specializing in divorce, children of divorce and blended families. He works with those experiencing a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, individuals…

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Webinar Video: What’s Next? Mental Health for Your Quarter-Life Crisis

https://youtu.be/dR2wZBnxJ7c You're likely familiar with the popular image of a mid-life crisis presenting itself in the form of a man in his mid-forties buying a car way out of his tax bracket and attempting to wear the latest fashion. You may be less familiar with the quarter-life crisis, affecting individuals between the ages of 18-25 who find themselves at a loss between childhood and adulthood. This stage of life doesn’t have to be a time of fear and turmoil. Insight…

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Webinar Video: Self-Sabotage

https://youtu.be/62fOrV03odU Self-sabotaging behaviors create problems for us in daily life and ultimately prevent us from achieving our long-standing goals. The most common self-sabotaging behaviors include procrastination, self-medication with drugs or alcohol, comfort eating, and forms of self-injury such as cutting. In this webinar, Dr. Amanda W. Myers teaches us how to identify our self-sabotaging behaviors and shares tools for overcoming them. Presenter: Amanda W. Myers, Ph.D., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and sees clients at Insight Counseling Centers’…

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