Friday Focus – December 28, 2018

We hope you are enjoying these sweet days of Christmastide and preparing for the New Year celebration.

Here is your weekly dose of Friday Focus – New Year’s edition; a smattering of what’s happening in 2019 at the Pax Renewal Center.  We are so excited to offer all of you the services, events, and excellence in counseling care that the Pax Renewal Center is known for. A few of new and highlighted items for this upcoming year:


Roy will be launching his new book in March: Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety and Depression: A Field Guide for Catholic Parents, Pastors, and Youth Leaders. Here at the office, we have witnessed Roy’s incredible work and energy toward this project over the last year. His dedication and commitment to helping teens and those who work with them has been a constant inspiration. We’ll let you know through email and our Facebook page when the release is official and how to get your copy of his book.


Private Marriage Intensives Retreat – Dan is moving to a Two-Day Private Marriage Intensive Retreat model for the majority of couples that he works with. This model is grounded on Evidence Based Research, Attachment Theory and the principles of Covenant Love. Click here to find out more.

We now offer Secure Video Sessions for our clients. So, if you are out of town or are unable to come to our office for whatever reason, you can meet with one our therapist/counselors on a HIPPA compliant video platform. Let us know if this service would be of value to you.

Play Therapy for Children will continue to be offered by Candace Hanson, LPC and our Graduate Interns to help children navigate the challenges of development over the childhood years.

EMDR – Najwa Dibbs has now finished her initial training and certification in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. It uses a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.

Counselor Training Program: Two excellent Graduate Student Interns are now a part of the clinical team at the Pax Renewal Center. This will be yet be another way for us to reach out to a larger portion of the community and offer excellent counseling services. Sessions offered by Graduate Interns can be as low as $100! Call Lacie at the office if you would like to know more about scheduling an appointment with one of our interns.


2- “Hold Me Tight- for Christian Couples, 2 Day Retreats. The verdict is in – our “Hold Me Tight for Christian Couples Retreats” are a positive, powerful, marriage restoring experience. We plan to host at least two of them this upcoming year. Our first of 2019 will be on Friday and Saturday, February 9 & 10. Go to our events page for early bird registration.

2 – Marriage Checkup Workshops. In late spring and early fall we will hold our 4-hour marriage checkup for couples. This is a great opportunity for couples to take a look at how their doing as a married couple; what’s working and what needs work.

Professional Development Workshops: We also want to be a resource for mental health professionals in the Acadiana area, and so, we will host a number of workshops and seminars on various topics helping all of us offer the best in theory and practice.


Today’s Teenager and Life’s Journey Podcasts will continue to be offered free to the public on our website covering a wide variety of psycho-spiritual topics.

Some of the topics for Upcoming Blogs and Podcasts

  • Relationship building
  • Working with adolescents
  • Creating healthy boundaries
  • Managing stress
  • Healing from trauma
  • Various topics on parenting and raising children.


Listen in –

On Thursday nights from 8-9 PM (cst) I will continue to host the program, ‘Brokenhearted’ on Radio You can stream it live if you can’t get it over the airwaves. You can also go to Radio Maria and listen to previously recorded broadcasts of the program.

I wish you Christmas joy and many blessings for the New Year!


P.S. If you want to know more about my Private Marriage Retreats click on the link below and learn more.,

March 6, 2019

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