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
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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

The book can be purchased at Amazon by following this link: 

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

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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

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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. 
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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.