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 […]

Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder is when the brain has trouble receiving and responding to messages that it receives through the senses. Oftentimes, children with SPD may be oversensitive to stimuli in their environment, such as:

Texture/Taste Sounds/Noises Touch Balance Sights

Meet Julia: Teach children how to interact with the new Sesame Street Puppet with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christian Counseling Today Article

Check out the latest issue of Christian Counseling Today for an article by Executive Director Dr. Trina Young on Childhood Elimination Disorders