A better morning

A better morning

We’ve reached the time of year when the days are shorter and morning light doesn’t coincide with the sound of the alarm clock. Combine the darkness with the difficulties of this year and morning motivation may be low. You are definitely not the only one struggling...
Take a step into counseling

Take a step into counseling

In today’s blog post, Rebecca Ryder, MA, NCC, LPCC-S, Encompass Assistant Regional Program Director explores the methods and benefits of counseling along with the importance of a connected relationship with your therapist. As you take ownership of your mental...
Self-perception exercise

Self-perception exercise

Today’s mental health minute is a getting-to-know-you exercise. It’s a go-to for initial visits with youth for Shawn Pedani, LISW-S, Director of Regional Services for Encompass Christian Counseling and Encourage Foster Care. All you need is a piece of blank paper...
Daily pause

Daily pause

As we move through this extended time of sheltering in place, the days are running together. Our minds are a little foggy. We are overloaded with new roles and changing information. And we’re doing it all from home. Meditation, or turning your full attention to...