1. Choosing To Live Your Life

    “Today I choose life.  Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain…To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but to embrace it.”  – Kevin Aucoin This quote is true in so many ways.  We have the privilege to choose how we are going to feel every morning we…Read More

  2. Setting Boundaries

    Have you ever watched “Everyone Loves Raymond?” If you have then what you see, and what makes it so funny, is a family without boundaries. Ray and Robert just can’t say no to their mother. Frank is a tough guy who is forced to be compliant if he wants to eat. Debra sees the craziness, but has been sucked into it and can’t find her way out. Even Amy gets lost in the enmeshed family whirlwin…Read More

  3. Change: Who Likes It?

    Typically, people do not like change.  Change is a dreaded six-letter word.  We like our routine.  We like doing what we want, when we want and how we want.  When something gets in the way of that and causes us to CHANGE something, many struggles and issues can arise.   This doesn’t go to say that everyone doesn’t like change.  Some people thrive off of change.  If something stays the s…Read More

  4. Connection In Marriage

    Many of us remember the funny scene in Princess Bride when the priest begins the wedding ceremony with the hilarious words..."Mawage...that dweam within a dweam." But that is was we want, a marriage that fulfills our deepest dreams of love and connection, and that makes all our dreams come true. And even though we may laugh at that cliché, deep inside, our hearts ache to be known by our closest c…Read More

  5. Seeking Help: is it a Strength or Weakness?

    "Everyone Has Scars, They Just Aren't As Visible As Yours." - Anne Eliot Everyone goes through struggles throughout their lives.  Life is not easy.  Relationships end.  We lose jobs.  We fail a test.  We lose a loved one.  We have money problems.  Our children are struggling in school.  They get bullied.  We get diagnosed with an illness.  We think we are ugly.  We are too fat or too th…Read More

  6. 4 Ways To Tell If You Need Couples Therapy

    When it comes to relationship therapy, many people can be leery. Some may feel like they don’t need help, that everything in their relationship is going smoothly. But what many people don’t know is that relationship or marriage counseling isn’t only for those that are having a hard time in their relationship. Counseling is a place where you can be guided and helped through a tough time but i…Read More

  7. The Type Of Counseling You Are Looking For

    Welcome to the New Hope Counseling Service blog. If you are here, you are interested in getting help from a certified counselor in order for you to cope with the things that are happening in your life. New Hope Counseling is a place for hope and healing and we want to extend our hand to you in order for you to live the life that you have always dreamed about. We have several types of counseling th…Read More