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September 15, 2023

Guilt and Shame: A Christian Therapist’s Perspective

by Allison Hurst, MS, LPC

The views expressed in this article are of the individual writer and not necessarily representative of each counselor who works at ChristianWorks for Children. The first time I watched the movie Moana, a scene toward the end of the movie absolutely entranced me. The underlying themes of identity, shame, and healing are blatant. If I […]

June 16, 2023

Gatekeeping for Faith Leaders, Part 3: Let’s Talk about Safety

NOTE: The following article is in no way meant to be a replacement for formal, in-person training on mental health first aid. Welcome back to our Gatekeeping for Faith Leaders series! If for some reason you missed our first two installments, I highly encourage you to begin by reading Part 1, How do I know […]

May 5, 2023

Gatekeeping for Faith Leaders, Part 2

by Allison Hurst, MS, LPC

Gatekeeping for Faith Leaders, Part 2: What is my role after I refer someone to counseling? Hello, friends and faith leaders! If you have somehow stumbled upon this article and wonder what exactly a gatekeeper is, I encourage you to read Part 1 of this series, How do I know when to refer someone to […]