Author Archives: vcrispcounseling

Understanding Internal Family Systems Therapy

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Understanding Internal Family Systems Therapy Looking at the Christian Perspective Welcome back! Last month we looked at Internal Family System therapy (IFS) as a tool for emotional healing and growth. This month we are going to look at how the core concepts of IFS correlates with Christian theology.  Therapist Marry Ann Griffth, LPC from Heritage […]

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Soul Care for Women

Soul Care for Women  I am honored to offer counseling to women in Asheville seeking true inner healing. During the past two years I have been on a journey to learn a therapy modality which is honoring and respectful toward Christian faith. I didn’t want to tell my Christ-following clients to exclusively, “Pray more, read […]

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Resource for Christian Meditation

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Christian Meditation Hi Folks, thanks for stopping by. Today I want to share a new resource I have found to be helpful, healing, and relaxing.  Do you ever wish you could “de-clutter” your mind, become present with God, and even hear His voice? Well, you can! There are many practices in our culture that teach […]

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Lighten Up… Watch Penguins… Consider Counseling…

Lighten Up… Watch Penguins… Consider Counseling… Today in Asheville, NC we were hit with what we “Southerns” call a lot of SNOW!!! We are the crowd that buys all the milk and bread when we hear there is going to be a winter storm!!! …cough…cough. 3-4 inches. So you may be wondering what does this […]

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The Gifts In You- Christian Counseling

The Gifts In You As we quickly approach the holiday season I would like to take a moment to pause and remind you of all the gifts you carry inside. Christian counseling offers a time for us to seek truth from God about who we are internally. Sometimes in our processing  we get swept away […]

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Trauma Focused Behavioral Therapy

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Trauma Focused Therapy Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): Vanessa Crisp is formally trained in trauma focused therapy for children and adolescents. She was trained by the Child Treatment Program to treat children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties after traumatic events. Through her extensive training,  she is able to help those to recover and […]

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The Pause

The Pause Inviting Stillness During Chaos You are familiar with the rush of anger, anxiety, fear, stress, and other emotions that trigger you. This uncomfortable stirring inside makes your face red or your stomach tighten. You have “talked” about this in therapy or with friends for years yet things don’t soften or change. Let me […]

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Discovering Your Inner Light

Discovering Your Inner Light Words From Asheville Christian Counselor Ever go through moments when you really do feel like you are connected with your true self? Maybe it’s been a while, maybe you don’t even have a clue what I am talking about. A part of you could be thinking, “Oh here we go with […]

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Honored to Sit with You

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Honored to Sit with You A Letter From Asheville Therapist Dear________ , (names of all humans entering counseling), Thank you….. thank you for coming today to sit with me while seeking guidance, support, healing, and counseling for yourself. That drive wasn’t so easy was it? The anxiety leading up to the appointment, the worry of not […]

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Counseling in the New Year

2015  An Invitation To Counseling Welcome 2015 and all of you who read this post today!   Oh the phrase, “Happy New Years!!” Yet for so many, the year doesn’t feel happy or hopeful. For others, the idea of starting fresh is inspiring and exciting. For the one who does not feel positive about the new […]

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