Change

If change did not exist, a flower would be just a seed hidden in the ground.     This on a beautiful card I received this week, encapsulating better than I ever could about what Bergen and Associates Counseling is all about. Our logo has a seed planted in dirt, recognizing that it is at …

Therapy as a Biological Treatment

I was reading on the Psychology Today website about a recent study that measured the effectiveness of therapy with clients. PET (positive emission tomography) scans can differentiate the alterations in brain function between clients struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and control subjects, who do not have OCD. Scientists measured the changes in PET scans …

Grab hope!

  I snapped this photo late last summer–I’m a complete pushover for a rainbow…the camera (at least when I hold it) doesn’t begin to capture the beauty or the enormity of a rainbow. People stopped in awe to stare at the magnificence of this rainbow. Total strangers gathered and stood together in wonder looking at …

Brokenness, not Selfishness

This post might not make sense unless you read yesterday’s post. In it, I talked about how a person can see that they are “giving” to people in a self destructive way and don’t understand it. I suggested that underneath that there is another level in which the giving behavior really serves a purpose to …

Stressful surprise

A few weeks ago, I went out to the car in the backlane to discover that my rear windshield was in about a million little pieces. My plans for the next hour (preparing dinner!) were put on hold as I called the police, called MPI, started sweeping up the little pieces of debris and sorted …