Get out of your slump and stop feeling depressed

[caption id="attachment_396" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Feel good getting back into your daily life[/caption] Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the mornings? Do you never want to leave your house? If you want to get out of your slump and don’t want to feel sad anymore, therapy can help. Therapy for depression offers you support so that you can get out of...[ read more ]

Sensation Seekers: When Boredom Intolerance Becomes Pathological

Everyone has ups and downs in life, times we are happy and times we are sad. We all go through periods of productivity and times of boredom. Wanting a successful and productive life is a healthy and normal desire. There are some however, that can not handle the everyday, mundane realities that exist in their lives. How we handle boredom...[ read more ]

Do addicts have a choice?

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has re-defined what it means to have an addiction. "At its core, addiction isn't just a social problem or a moral problem or a criminal problem. It's a brain problem whose behaviors manifest in all these other areas," said Dr. Michael Miller, past president of ASAM who oversaw the development of the new...[ read more ]

What is your God-given temperament?

Temperament therapy is a powerful form of counseling, developed to provide more effective and immediate results within a Christian framework. It is based on the insight that each person is born with an innate temperament that cannot be removed, but can be obscured or distorted by living in a way that is incompatible with your deepest needs. Many common mental...[ read more ]

My spouse is addicted to pornography or sex

Help for addiction to pornography is available in Pineville, Louisiana and Alexandria, Louisiana.

If your spouse is addicted to pornography or to sex, help is available. Have you noticed behaviors of addiction in your spouse? You may have noticed that your spouse's changed behavior is negatively affecting your relationship, and may even be causing trouble outside of your home. If your spouse has an addiction to sex or pornography, please call now or fill out...[ read more ]

Is your marriage on the skids?

[caption id="attachment_488" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Would you describe yourself as "I’ve fallen out of love"? Working with JD Murphy in marriage counseling, you may be able to regain those feelings that you may have lost.[/caption] If the songwriter Chuck Prophet describes your marriage accurately, "Marriage on the skids", it may be time to reach out for help with JD Murphy. Marriage...[ read more ]

What is temperament therapy?

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart  Jeremiah 1:5 Why do I act the way I do? Many have asked themselves this question, but fewer find the answer. Without the ability to understand their inner springs of motion, many of us wander in darkness, yearning to lead a better...[ read more ]

Is technology addictive?

What do video games, chocolate fudge brownies, and cigarettes have in common? Thanks to the "happy" hormone dopamine, they all have a certain addictive quality to them. The link between chemistry and addiction Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that signals to your brain when a goal is accomplished. According to this Guardian article, we learn to anticipate a reward in response to an...[ read more ]

Do you think you may be struggling with sex addiction?

Are you beginning to feel like your sexual activity is taking over your life? If you're engaging in sexual behavior that feels compulsive and harmful, then there is a strong likelihood that you are experiencing some form of sexual addiction. What exactly is sex addiction? Sex addiction is an intimacy disorder, characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors of a...[ read more ]

How to help your loved one with addiction

[caption id="attachment_1474" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Supporting a loved one with addiction can be a difficult balance to maintain.[/caption] When a loved one is struggling with addiction, it can take an intense toll on your emotions. Juggling feelings of anger, pain, love, and resentment can be confusing and isolating. One of your greatest challenges may be understanding what your loved one is...[ read more ]