Tips for Dealing with Depression

For those survivors, family members and others who wrestle with symptoms of depression or other chronic mental illnesses, some common-sense tips from others who manage chronic mental illness can be very helpful. For those providing pastoral care, these tips are especially helpful because they support good mental health care approaches but also offer an overview… Read More Tips for Dealing with Depression

Advice from Clergy-Abuse Survivors for the Church

Katie Scott, a Catholic journalist who has been covering the inspiring stories offered by clergy-abuse survivors, recently published in The Catholic Sentinel (September 4, 2018) an article entitled “Advice from Survivors for Fellow Catholics,” which warrants a quick read by our readers. “The lacerating grand jury report on sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania and… Read More Advice from Clergy-Abuse Survivors for the Church

Strength-Based Therapy

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Another new and very effective approach to overcoming–at least to stabilizing–in the wake of the trauma of abuse is an approach in use by many of the social services being offered to victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. This strength-based approach is challenging traditional psychotherapists to employ a more balanced approach. Typically,… Read More Strength-Based Therapy

Therapy vs. Spiritual Direction

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Keeping a clear distinction between therapeutic counseling and spiritual direction is critical for all involved where both are offered. There is little doubt that both have important roles as a whole person heals from all the wounds of abuse, from mental and psychological to spiritual. A trauma-informed ministry supports spiritual recovery… Read More Therapy vs. Spiritual Direction