Excellence in Client Care

Since excellence in client care is our standard and basic expectation at Genesis, I thought I would take a moment to expand on lessons learned from reading Gospel Eldership, by Robert H. Thune. Here are a few practical necessities of pastoral care that can reach across contexts to Christian counseling from Thune’s book:

Being present […]

Why Psychological Testing?

Psychological testing can be an intimidating concept, but in reality, it is a powerful and highly useful tool designed to help the client. Therapists often refer their clients to psychologists for psychological testing and assessment. These assessments can help the client identify which problems to tackle in therapy (especially when a client has more […]

Attachment Issues

Attachment Issues

Attachment issues develop when children are over/under attached to others. Often, attachment disorders can present by a child lacking the proper attachment to their parents/caregivers. Conversely, attachment disorders can present when a child lacks boundaries with strangers. Although attachment issues typically develop before the age of 5, symptoms of them can carry into […]


Codependency is when a person is in an unhealthy and often one-sided relationship. In a healthy relationship, both partners “meet in the middle” to sustain the relationship. In codependent relationships, however, one partner is always initiating behaviors to keep the relationship alive; paradoxically, they’re primarily dependent on the other person’s dependence on them (Psychology […]

Art Therapy

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy, facilitated by a trained Art Therapist, that combines the creative process of art making with the theories of psychology. Creating art can, in-and-of itself, be a form of self-expression and healing. But it can also be used as a tool to facilitate verbal communication and to help […]

Genesis Therapist Spotlight


Genesis Chesapeake, located at 2005 Old Greenbrier Road, is currently taking new clients, including (and especially!) children. Call (757) 965-5886 today for more information or to schedule an initial intake!

Lynn Parker

Lynn Parker is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing out of the Genesis Chesapeake location. She received her undergraduate degree […]

Run Your Race

I have grown to love running! It’s certainly been a journey filled with soreness and injuries, funny colored toe nails and severe chaffing (body glide is a close friend now), breaking the budget on new running shoes, dehydration, and lying sprawled out on the tile floor in the kitchen with ice packs on my […]

How to Make the Most of a School Day

For most children, school just started again. Although there is a great deal of excitement surrounding a new school year, there is also a great deal of stress. There are steps you can take to help your child get the most out of their day.

Eat Breakfast! Breakfast is often overlooked on busy mornings, but […]

Body Image Issues

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one’s appearance. In America, roughly 1 to 2 percent of the general population has Body Dysmorphic Disorder. That’s nearly 5 million people in the United States alone (Anxiety and Depression Association of America). Although […]

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Case Study

Tim is a 24 year old male. He recently completed his Bachelor’s degree, and has engulfed himself in studies until graduation, then entered an emotional tailspin. Tim reported being very depressed for several months, including thoughts of suicide. He had a recent psychiatric hospital stay for 3 days, after which he entered […]