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 […]

Genesis Counseling Center at Nurturing Student Achievement Training

Genesis Counseling Center recently attended Healthy Choices for Youth’s “Nurturing Student Achievement” training for Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

Ramsey Goshert, MA, LPC, presented on the rising levels of anxiety and how students are impacted in school. The presentation focused on how anxiety disorders can impact student success as well as tips and tools […]

Genesis at the 2017 Annual APA Conference

A few of our Genesis team members enjoyed attending and exhibiting at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention this year in Washington DC (August 2–6, 2017).

I was honored to meet Dr. Philip Zimbardo at the APA Convention. Dr. Zimbardo is a psychologist and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He has served as […]

Pets and Mental Health

Many people have furry friends living with them, but pets can do more for mental health than you might think! Having domesticated pets encourages people to get outside, and get moving. Besides increasing circulation, being physically active outside can help lower depression, anxiety, obesity, and even heart attacks, all while the body absorbs Vitamin […]

Nature and Mental Health

Environment can play a huge roll in a person’s emotional well-being. An unpleasant environment can often evoke feelings of anxiety, sadness, or helplessness. Being in nature, however, can result in the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress. Even viewing pictures of nature can produce this calming effect. In a study done by Mind, it […]

A Christian Perspective on 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why, a controversial Netflix series released on April 1 of this year, has sparked a great deal of discussion amongst teenagers and adults alike. The show’s main character, Hannah, is a junior in high school that commits suicide after a slew of unfortunate, but sadly somewhat common, teenage experiences. She leaves a […]

Screen Dependence

Screen dependence is becoming more and more present in today’s technological age. Dr. David Greenfield says, “Internet and portable devices have a healthy role to play in our information age. However, the very nature of the internet also lends itself to overuse and abuse, encouraging behaviors that are counter productive, isolating and disruptive to […]

April 10th is Sibling Day

Sibling Day is a great time to appreciate siblings you have! In the United States, around 80% of children have siblings. Family can be difficult to get along with, but each of us are blessed to have one. Whether you are close to your siblings or not, take a moment to thank God for those […]

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. Sometimes, it’s difficult to talk to youth about issues that are sensitive. As Christians, it is important that we set a healthy example for them, and facilitate open communication for them to learn and grow closer to God. The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of […]