Demystifying Psychotherapy

Drop the word psychotherapy in a conversation, and everyone is bound to have an association with it. The problem, however, is that everyone’s association will vary and in some cases, it will vary widely. Reactions range from wildly positive to […]

The Urgency of Meeting You

Another disappointment. Another argument. Another burnout. I know I’m not the only one. Everyone I talk to these days is busy. Everyone has a list of things that needs to get done. I’m right there too. I’ve got a list […]

That Man of Galilee

On the day that hope died before our eyes, we stood there broken, confused, and out of control. Our efforts and strengths lay before us as lies, the mightiest among us had nothing to show.   For three days we […]

The Other Side of the Cross

The Other Side of the Cross | northbyseven.com | Is forgiveness of guilt enough?

In churches around the world this Easter, we Christians will be remembering Jesus’ sacrifice for us on the cross. We will sing praise, and have our moments of silence for remembrance. We will be thankful for forgiveness for the guilt […]

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Depression

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Sometimes you need more than one tool to get the job done. Sometimes these tools go together so well, that they become inseparable. Think of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Think of cognitive and behavioral therapies. It’s […]

Gestalt Therapy and Depression

Gestalt Therapy Trained in Psychoanalysis, Fritz Perls broke away from the tradition and moved to the United States in the 1940s, setting up shop in the fabled Esalen Institute on the west coast in Big Sur, California. Dynamic, charismatic, and […]

Psychodynamic Therapy and Depression

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A Brief History of Psychodynamic Therapy Started by Sigmund Freud in the late 1800’s, Psychoanalysis is regarded as the original theory of psychology. Freud wrote an impressive number of books in his life, and devoted much of his energies to […]

Abraham

Oh Abraham, you man of faith. How your heart must have trembled, and your hands have shook- yet you held firm, and are honored in the Book. Oh Abraham, you man of faith. The climb was long, and your heart […]

Embrace the Weirdo

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” – Hebrews 13:2 Picture this. You’re minding your own business, strolling casually down the street with your thoughts running off to where they always run […]

The Treasure of a King

Roses are red, Oceans are blue, In all that I’ve traveled, I’ve met no one like you.   We may all bleed the same, And we may all struggle the same, But no one smiles like you, No one laughs […]