Suicide Prevention

Each year World Suicide Prevention Month is in September. This is a time where we share resources and our stories to help spread awareness and show that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It is important to bring awareness not only during this month, but also any day to help someone... Continue Reading →

Life Transitions

Life is always changing. Right now we are on the cusp of a season change. Although the weather still feels like summer, signs of fall are right around the corner witnessed in every array of leaf color. With every ticking of the clock, time is taking on a new second, furthering the day towards a... Continue Reading →

Postpartum Challenges

Being a new mom is an exhilarating, exhausting, exciting, and at times terrifying life event.  For first time moms, there are many emotions that they will encounter.  While some of the emotions may be familiar, they will also feel very new, as this is the first time experiencing these feelings in connection to a new... Continue Reading →

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 →


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 →

Blog at

Up ↑