Explore some of the most common wellness journeys we take with our clients
We need help, but counseling doesn’t always seem like the best fit. You may have resolved a lot of your deeper issues and past traumas. You may generally feel “well,” but are stuck and know that the Christian life is supposed to offer more in the way of peace, joy, abundant life, and a job well-done.
If this is you, then coaching might be a better choice than counseling. Coaching looks at your present functioning and your future potential, and helps you unlock your giftings to exceed in what God has called you to be. It helps you move out of your own limitations, and set and accomplish God-sized goals in your life. These goals may be related to marriage, family, health, career, spirituality, or emotional well-being, but what we know is that if you have limitations in one area of life, it impacts other areas of life. All areas of life are integrated and interrelated, with one area impacting all others. Therefore, we can’t just accept that we aren’t doing well in one area of life and think that others won’t be affected. We must address our weak areas and honor God with our whole lives.
According to the ADAA anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older, they are highly treatable yet only 36% get the help they need – let’s change that.
Sadness is an emotion we all feel from time to time, and we have certainly all experienced anxiousness on some level. Contrary to our traditional understanding, small doses of anxiety are actually normal. Anxiety allows us to complete daily tasks such as completing your spouse’s ‘honey-do-list’, studying for an exam, or making essential decisions. Sadness may not serve us on a regular basis in the way anxiety does, but experiencing a wide range of emotions- good and bad, is part of a healthy life. The problem is not having small doses of anxiety or moments of sadness. On the contrary, the issue resides in when a person experiences severe anxiety symptoms for extended periods of time, or when the moments of sadness turn into seasons. But how do those things affect our decisions, our interactions, our relationships, and our lives? They can distort how we feel, think, and handle activities as mundane as sleeping, eating, and working. And if one or more of those is out of alignment, the resulting ripple effect on our lives could be immeasurable.
Depression and Anxiety are among the most treatable of mental disorders. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, one of the most effective treatment options is therapy. Speaking with a caring professional can help you identify the triggers you may have overlooked, as well as the tools you already possess to overcome your struggles.
Every family has problems. Dysfunction is the rule- not the exception. Let us adventure with you as we help you discover how to handle dysfunction with love and tact.
God created us as irreducibly complex beings. In part what that means is that we could not accurately calculate just how different we would be if we were to change any single aspect of who we are, including everything we have experienced and every person we have met in addition to all of our physical, mental, and spiritual attributes. This concept is also inclusive of all the characteristics, beliefs, and relational dynamics of our family.
Dysfunctional families are the rule, not the exception. In fact, a functional family is best described as one that majorly handles the dysfunction with love and tact. If you are dealing with tension or even disconnection from family, then maybe you would benefit from the perspective of an outsider after God’s heart. Whether you need to offer forgiveness, seek it, or both, we can walk with you and aid the process of healing and restoration – even if it is with someone who you have lost.
When we experience abuse, trauma, or harmful encounters, we tend to believe lies about ourselves that can result in feelings of anger, rejection, worthlessness, low self-esteem, shame or condemnation, emotional shutdown, and self-hatred. These negative expereinces tend to generate a false sense of identity, which can be healed through the love and power of God. There is hope and healing found through Jesus, and we would be blessed if you allowed us to be a part of that process.
In addition to depression and anxiety, other common emotional issues can include: anger, rejection, feelings of worthlessness, low self-esteem, feelings of shame or condemnation, emotional shutdown, and self-hatred. These issues often involve believing lies about oneself that are rooted in harmful relationships and experiences. When we internalize these harmful messages, they begin to infiltrate how we see ourselves and a false identity is created. In healing, we need to aim to resolve the toxic beliefs we have been living with and replace them with God’s truth and ultimately walk in our true identity in Christ.
Spiritual abuse and church hurt are rapant in the world today. There are many wolves in sheeps’ clothing attaching themselves to the term “Christian,” yet are not truly children of God. As humans, we are flawed and are therefore not always the best representations of who Jesus truly is… allow us to show you though the power of the Holy Spirit who God actually is, regardless of how people may misrepresent Him.
God has ordained various authority structures within the body of Christ. He has put in place gifted pastors and teachers who hold positions of authority, and has given us parents who have influence over us. When people misuse this authority or influence to harm others, there are wounds that run deep and damage our view of God, self, and others.
Spiritual abuses include but are not limited to: misuse of authority, legalism, shaming, false teaching, victim-blaming, hiding/enabling abuse in families, abuse by church leaders (verbal, physical, sexual, and emotional), turning spouses and family members against each other, and coercion or control in spiritual matters.
Spiritual abuse issues need to be handled with special care because of the impact on our identity and the barrier it puts between us and God. The help of a skillful and trusted guide is essential to heal spiritual wounds and restore a proper understanding of God, self, and others. We would find it an honor to walk with you on this journey of healing, while helping you establish healthy boundaries and find healthy relationships in which you can grow and thrive as God has intended.
Living in a broken world, we are all impacted by brokenness to some degree. Trauma and grief are the result of this brokenness. You must resolve to be steadfast, immovable, bold, and courageous to work out these issues, and we are here to help.
Everyone is impacted to some degree by trauma and grief, but for some, those issues run deep and don’t resolve without the help of a skillful guide. Whether it’s childhood trauma, personal or family tragedy, loss of a loved one, intimate partner violence, sexual trauma, or any other form of trauma or grief that remains unresolved, you owe it to yourself to address it and overcome how it is impacting your life. Even if it seems hopeless and other attempts to heal have failed, the journey isn’t over. Help is available. God desires for you to be well and to thrive as he has intended.
Treatment for trauma and grief involve evidence-based clinical treatment as well as Biblical and pastoral approaches. The Bible says, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7), and “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).
Are you experiencing roadblocks in communication when it comes to your relationships? Do you feel there is no way out of a deeply rooted or toxic problem in your marriage? If this is you, we are here to help.
Many of us recognize just how inundated our lives have become with technology. We tend to have our favorite devices: our phone, tablet, or laptop. It’s also safe to say that many of us have also experienced times when our device has simply lost its signal and dropped a call, or has shut off with only one bar remaining. It can be pretty frustrating. What about when our screen freezes, and we sit there staring at the same screen, wishing that hitting the back button will fix the problem and erase everything that went wrong.
A similar thing can happen in our relationships. There are times when our ability to communicate with our significant others is only at “one bar.” Or perhaps you have felt as if you are stuck in the same spot with little to no hope of fixing the problem. When this happens, we can feel unsure of how we got there to begin with. We might wish we could hit a back button and erase everything that went wrong. Have you ever felt that way? Well, you’re not alone – most couples have experienced that feeling at some point in their history. The important part to remember is that your relationship does not have to stay “frozen.” You can experience the joy of a thriving connection with one another again.
Spiritual warfare isn’t an abstract concept… it’s a fact. Knowing that the enemy of your soul is real, powerful, and actively fighting against you, how will you choose to respond? Let us lead you towards countering these attacks in an effectively Biblical way.
While this is an area of the Christian life that is widely debated, it is hard to deny that spiritual warfare impacts us to a great degree. Therefore, it is important to address how spiritual warfare is impacting our lives while working with a skilled helper. We believe that the enemy desires for us to take one of two extreme views of spiritual warfare: 1) he would like for us to ignore it completely, or 2) he would like us to fear it and be hyper-focused on it. We need not ignore this topic, but we also need not see a demon in everything, believing that the enemy is responsible for everything bad in our lives.
At NuWell, we understand that as flawed human beings, we give the enemy power in our lives when we walk in the flesh and agree with the enemy’s plan in some way. Many times, we agree with lies and play them out over and over again in our lives. We embrace sin and perpetuate harm on ourselves and others in accordance with the enemy’s plan. In addition, we recognize that we are impacted by generational curses and strongholds that may have been in the family for decades. It is our job to break these patterns, reject the lies, and defeat the enemy through the power of Christ.
Addictions are not limited to substances; behavioral addictions to things like sex, pornography, food, video games, or social media can be equally destrictive. If you know someone with an addiction, codependency and enablement can cripple us and cause others to stumble. No darkness is too great nor chasm too wide- let us help you in your journey to freedom.
If you feel trapped in unhealthy and unwanted sexual thoughts or behaviors, or you have been indulging in substances such as drugs or alcohol, the emotions you are feeling may be all too real to you at this very moment. Maybe your eyes have been opened and you are beginning to see where these unhealthy thoughts and behaviors are leading you. It could be that your addiction has brought you to a point of crisis and you need help now. You are not alone.
If you are not an addict but have been affected by someone else’s addiction, you may have decided you want help to learn how to deal with your heart and circumstance. No matter what role or vocation you have in life, addictions can affect you. They are not sex or gender specific. If you are the family member of an addict, you can also be affected. Addictions of all kinds affect people and their loved ones in a deeply spiritual way, whether it be sex, pornography, or some form of subtance abuse. And if so, there is hope.
Reaching out for help is so difficult, but it will bring guidance in the midst of the chaos you are feeling, and will provide a safe place of healing. We truly understand. We care. And we can help.