How to Uproot Shame

Beth M. Broom, LPC-S, CCTP-IIExecutive Director, CTHN Without question, the most common concept I talk about with counseling clients is shame. From the very beginning of a counseling relationship, a client often feels exposed as he shares about his history and struggles. He senses … Read More

Caring for Traumatized Teens

In February 2023, Christian Trauma Healing Network offered a webinar featuring author, counselor, speaker and CTHN board member Greg Wilson. Greg has extensive experience and training in counseling teenagers, and he shared some incredibly valuable wisdom that we want to make available to everyone.  … Read More

A Tool for Diminishing Intrusive Thoughts

Symptoms of intrusion are one of the markers of posttraumatic stress, as well as other mental health struggles such as anxiety, depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), “Intrusive thoughts are unwanted thoughts that can pop up in … Read More

What is Dissociation?

In my counseling office, dissociation shows up in several different ways and for several different reasons. It’s one of many things that happens to people who have experienced suffering, and it’s a signal that healing may be needed. Fortunately, we as Christians belong to … Read More

Are Depression and Anxiety Rooted in Grief?

“My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me.” Psalm 55:4-5 Psalm 55 is a passage I use frequently when counseling those who have experienced deep loss and … Read More