There is a plethora of terms in the mental health field that describe services that can be provided. Often the terms are used interchangeably, but in reality counseling, coaching, and psychotherapy as services have distinct functions from each other. I post this blog as a way of introducing our web site visitors to a new service that we are launching in 2017 now that it is the New Year!
My office is a nonjudgmental space, and I work to empower anyone in need to help make good decisions and better their lives. It has been long established that religious people of all faiths tend to underutilize traditional psychotherapy in favor of seeking out their clergy, and a part of that, I believe, results from a view that clergy, though Divine inspiration, can answer all of life’s problems.
I suppose you could say there are different levels when it comes to homelessness. Some individuals are in special housing due to suffering from a particular mental or physical disability, others are living in homeless shelters, and quite a few are living day-to-day on the streets in the surrounding areas of Hoboken. Many stories that I have heard can be difficult to digest, while other stories are exceptionally inspirational.
One year ago, I was sitting on the plane, returning home from one of the most mind-bending and faith-stretching experiences that I have ever had. I am coming back from my first Christian Medical and Dental Association/Global Health Outreach (www.cmda.org) trip to Managua, Nicaragua. The team was at the House of Hope (www.houseofhopenicaragua.org).