counseling saved my life

Counseling Saved My Life

Amelia knew nothing about the counseling services at St. Vincent Catholic Charities. In fact having never pursued counseling before, she knew nothing about choosing a therapist. But this she did know – if she didn’t make some changes in her life, and soon, she was headed for ruin. “At the time I was a college…

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The Beauty Of Change

“Growing up in my house was crazy. It was difficult dealing with my mother,” recalls Bernie. “She was always doing strange things. I knew it wasn’t normal.” For Bernie the idea of a normal family was often something read in books or seen on television. She was sexually abused by her father at a young…

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The Greatest Gift

Children’s laughter can be heard all the way from the street near the Buck family home. Four year old Max and seven year old PJ happily follow their mother down the hall as they ask for a snack of popcorn and juice. Three year old Liz stays close to her dad in the living room,…

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A Family’s Strength

Ghadah and her family were living in Baghdad, Iraq when the war started in 2003. At that time, relations between religious groups in the country were deteriorating. Families who had once lived peacefully as neighbors, now found themselves at war. Groups had begun viciously murdering one another, forcing families to flee from their homes for…

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