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Counselor Thoughts with Michelle Nietert

Hosted by Michelle Nietert, a professional counselor and speaker empowering audiences in and out of the office for over 20 years, Counselor Thoughts provides solutions for life for you and your loved ones. Each episode launches with expert discussions with guests including professional Christian counselors, parenting and mental health experts, and nationally published authors. Our goal is to equip you in areas such parenting, mental health, life skills, emotion coaching, relationships and any challenges that life brings your way. These discussions of 20 minutes or less also provide a scripture along with a prayer that you can use in your everyday walk or share with your child. For additional resources, check out Michelle's blog and speaking schedule at www.counselorthoughts.com.
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Dec 1, 2017

In this episode, Michelle and Dr. Michelle Bengtson discuss having a hope that prevails in the midst of depression. Visit Michelle's blog at MichelleNietert.com/blog for more details and resources.

 
Nov 14, 2017
Today on the podcast, Tricia Goyer, author of 70 books including her latest Walk It Out joins me as we talk about illness, grief and walking beside someone as they enter heaven.
 
I also wrote a blog post on Tricia‘s website regarding this topic
http://www.triciagoyer.com/tag/michelle-nietert/
 
Show notes will be available soon at
http://michellenietert.com/podcast-2/
 
For information regarding Tricia, please visit her website
http://www.triciagoyer.com/
 
Thanks again for tuning into the Counselor Thoughts podcast.
 
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She also sends out an occasional prayer letter including her latest information on faith, parenting and mental health as well as speaking engagement locations and topics. Please subscribe here for that information
 
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Nov 1, 2017

Both parents and students struggle with perfectionism especially when it comes to academic performance. Join counselor Michelle Nietert as she talks with author and mom of 5 adult children Jill Savage about the 10 Dangers of the Perfection Infection and some helpful antidotes.

You can discover more about Jill and her No More Perfect series of books and other resources at jillsavage.org
 
For additional show notes and resources discussed in this podcast visit
 
michellenietert.com/blog
Oct 15, 2017

In this episode, Michelle and Lee Nienhuis (bravemomsbravekids.com) discuss answering God's call in your everyday life to prayer. They discuss the momsinprayer.org movement and how we can offensively make a difference in the culture that surrounds our children. Lee also shares her tips regarding being BRAVE. Visit Michelle's blog at MichelleNietert.com/blog for more details and resources

Oct 1, 2017

Joining Michelle Today is Suzanne Eller. Suzie is a Proverbs 31 Ministries writer, bestselling author, and listed in the Top 100 Christian women bloggers three years in a row. Releasing this week is her new bio, "Come With Me: A Year of Walking With Jesus" which we are focusing on and for every woman who pre-orders a copy, she is giving one to a woman in need. We hope you enjoy as they talk about criticism, rejection, divorce, and the power of forgiveness!

Sep 15, 2017

Joining Licensed Professional Counselor Michelle Nietert today on Counselor Thoughts is Mary DeMuth, author of 30 books translated into 5 languages and the founder of the Restory Conference, a local event coming to the DFW area on September 16th. In this episode, Mary and Michelle discuss the idea not only of reframing a life event but also seeing the hope that comes when we heal from our past.  Whether it involves traumatic relationships, divorce, a move or ending of a relationship or friendship we once held dear, many of us long to restory our lives so that we can create a new story filled with belonging, freedom and new life.  The discussion also includes practical ways a parent can coach their children towards healthy friendships and specific ways they can pray for their children as they face life struggles.

If you’d like more information on Mary and her resources please visit http://www.marydemuth.com. The Restory Conference is a Saturday morning event and ticket prices will increase on September 8th.  I’d love to see you there and you can learn more about the conference and purchase tickets at https://www.restoryconference.us

Thanks again for joining Counselor Thoughts. If you have questions for Michelle or suggestions for future episodes, feel free to contact her - michelle@counselorthoughts.com and if you are enjoying this podcast, we encourage you to subscribe and tell us and others what you think by leaving a review.

Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God: Encouragement to Refresh Your Soul (Hearts at Home Book) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0736915001/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_8gnQzbKP2V7MG

Building the Christian Family You Never Had: A Practical Guide for Pioneer Parents https://www.amazon.com/dp/1400070317/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_iinQzb0AY710C

Sep 5, 2017

In this episode licensed professional counselor is once again joined by Cory Bertrand, another professional counselor and staff member at Community Counseling Associates. 

As they discuss healthy relationships, topics are covered such as:

  • Understanding the difference between giving, taking and mutuality in friendships 
  • Sharing or giving away Toya, clothes and other Items going in and out of your home
  • The 5 love languages and how we give and receive them
  • Using different strengths to bless one another 
  •  The skill of speaking the truth in love (Eph 4:15)
  • Speaking and hearing "no" in relationships
  • Reaching out when experiencing a season of busyness

The conversation closes with prayer suggestions regarding character, resilience, discernment, and mutuality in relationship.

Thanks again for your interest in the counselor thoughts podcast. We invite you to check out the show notes post at michellenietert.com for resource links. 

If you are interested in local counseling services in the DFW with Michelle, Cory or one of the CCA staff, please visit communitycounselingassociates.com

 

Aug 29, 2017

It's hard to let go of our kids and watch them face the struggles of this world. In this episode Michelle and her guest Proverbs 31 speaker Lynn Cowell discuss practical ways to instill independence and confidence in your child(ren) as they develop throughout childhood all the way to releasing them as leave the home. We want our kids to know even as they continue to become more independent that we are on their team and available to them.  This episode discusses the importance of not doing everything for them but still being available to encourage their hearts and be their safety nets when they truly need one. 

As the episode continues they discuss and challenge all of us to model confidence and trust in God to our children empowering them to embrace that as well. We can have confidence knowing that God not only goes before them but works in and through them in all aspects of their every day lives. 

Lynn is the author of Brave Beauty, a new book releasing for tween girls in the coming week. 

Listeners can discover more about Lynn at http://lynncowell.com/

The book can be purchased at Amazon by following this link: bit.ly/2bravebeauty 

You can find more formation about the book by going on social media and searching for #bravebeautybook

Be sure to visit http://michellenietert.com/blog/ as often Michelle posts additional resources she discusses in her podcast episodes such as the one today. 

If you are local to the Dallas area, and looking for additional support. Michelle and her staff would love to assist you. You can find out more information about their services at http://www.communitycounselingassociates.com/

Thanks for listening to today's episode. If you like what you hear we encourage you to subscribe and leave a 5 star review with your thoughts. 

Aug 22, 2017

 

As school starts, many parents worry about their child's academic success. Did you know there was more than one kind of smart? I can't wait for you to join me and my guest, Dr. Kathy Koch. Dr. Kathy is a dynamic cheerleader of kids and intentional parenting as she speaks often inspiring her audiences with humor and essential ideas. 
 
On today's podcast, we are discussing every child and human's five core needs and then continue our discussion with an introduction to her multifaceted learning approach of 8 Great Smarts. 
 
Want more information regarding today's content? 
 
Be sure to visit:
http://www.celebratekids.com/
 
Or check out her book:
8 Great Smarts Available in Amazon

bit.ly/C8GreatSmarts

 
Aug 15, 2017

In this episode, Michelle discusses how to develop great socials skills in your child with guest Cory Bertrand, Licensed Professional Counselor at Community Counseling Associates in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

Aug 10, 2017

Counselor Thoughts equips you with life solutions for you and your family. Each session we focus on providing a discussion with a professional Christian counselor to take on the challenges of parenting, faith, and anything that life brings your way.

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