Get to know the counselors (Sandra Radja)

Hello and welcome!  My name is Sandra Radja, I joined the Olive Branch family back in July of 2016 after graduating from Trinity Christian College with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.  I also completed my graduate internship at Olive Branch where I had the opportunity to conduct individual, couples, and group counseling in... Continue Reading →

Parenting

This is the first of a series of entries on Parenting. There are a few things I think are important to keep in mind when it comes to being a parent. The first thing to keep in mind is the knowledge that parenting is a Gift, a Holy Gift, if you will. Not everyone gets... Continue Reading →

To describe my experience as an intern at Olive Branch Counseling Associates, Inc. it equates to a few words - "meaningful, inspiring, and rewarding." My name is Julie Rios and I am an intern at OBCA. I am a student at Trinity Christian College, where I am studying Counseling Psychology (Masters program). As I reflect... Continue Reading →

Get to know the counselors (Cara Nicholson)

My name is Cara Nicholson. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Governors State University. Within the program, I chose the Marriage and Family sequence which allowed me to study counseling with individuals, couples, family, children, and adolescents. I am passionate about instilling self-empowerment and hope in my clients, whether I am... Continue Reading →

Eating Disorders

Sometimes it is easy to form an unhealthy relationship with the food we consume and choose not to consume. If you have been feeling as though you may be suffering from an eating disorder, please take a look at the criteria that falls under anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating (provided by the Diagnostic... Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life of an Olive Branch Intern

A counselor’s job isn’t always easy. This week, I had the opportunity to really think about my own self care while working with my clients. Counselors experience hearing painful as well as exciting events that transpired throughout someone’s life journey. “The counselor” is an important tool in the therapeutic progress and if a counselor isn’t... Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life of an Olive Branch Intern

I have a great opportunity to work with small children, adults, couples and families at Olive Branch Counseling Associates, Inc. Working with small children keeps me very busy at this site and having an opportunity to work with small children in preschool through eighth grade teaches me how to tap back into my inner child.... Continue Reading →

Major Depressive Disorder

Do you or a loved one suffer from depression? Have you been feeling empty or hopeless and do not know what to do? - Take a look at the criteria that falls under major depressive disorder (provided by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) to further understand depression and contact us... Continue Reading →

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