Monday, April 01, 2013

Counseling

Man - it has been a crazy few weeks!  I can't even get into all that has been happening here but I can share that the Farmer and I are seeking additional counseling. (I'm sure many of you will be relieved to hear that.)

We, of course, went through Bereavement Counseling with our Pastor and that was a huge help to us, but there are still so many issues that need to be addressed that don't even deal with Sarah.  In fact, the more we go along, the more we realize that the situation with Sarah only brought the other issues farther into the light.

It was suggested that we get hooked up with High Plains Mental Health out of Osborne, but neither the Farmer or I were overly comfortable going down that road yet.  Fortunately, I remembered that a friend of mine mentioned that Pastor Greg Hubbard of the E-Free Church in Smith Center did some amazing counseling.  Our Dr. (whom we hold in very high regard as he is a Christian and very compassionate in his work) had also recommended him, so I called to get more information.  We met with him and were very pleased to hear that he'd work with Dr. Overmiller to assure that we met the physical, emotional, and the spiritual needs we face.  It was such a relief walking away from that appointment with hope lingering.

Pastor Hubbard has had additional training in counseling with John Regier's Biblical Concepts in Counseling through Caring for the Heart Ministries. He is also a pastoral support for High Plains who either uses or supports the BCIC workbooks when they can.

We just finished our 4th session and still have 8 to go, in addition to a 5 half day intensive one on one session but I can say WOW!  There is so much...but it is GOOD!

(Dr. Overmiller did increase my anti-depressant too after talking to Pastor Hubbard and meeting with me to discuss how things were going. I'm so grateful they are working together!)

Well, I don't have much else to add right now, I just thought I'd update ya'all :0) Happy Day!

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:56 PM

    I was so happy to read your email. I thank God for bringing you and Marion to connect with the Pastor and Dr. Overmiller. I'm glad you are being positive in your recovery and positive hope for a better relationship with each other. I love you both so much and will continue to pray for you.

    Mom

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