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Healing Through Hardships
Episode 719th May 2023 • NFCC's Guide Through the Seasons of Mental Wellness • Nick Finnegan Counseling Center
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Depending upon your own belief system, the word hardship can have lots of different meanings. For some, a hardship can be the loss of a job, facing financial setbacks, infidelity, divorce… the list goes on and on.

In this episode, we talk to a spiritual coach about whether or not it’s possible to be prepared for when those things happen and honestly, what the term 'healing', even means. Get your notepads out, there is a lot to take in!

About our Guest

Alison Young is a Spiritual Coach with a diverse career path centered around helping others. She's served as the Director of Development at an exponentially growing nonprofit, a Pastor for rural, LGBTQ+, and inner city congregations, a Graduate Research Assistant for socio-political and educational research initiatives, and a Chaplain in the ICU and ER units of a Children’s hospital (and that's not all!)

Alison was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2012, graduated from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University with a Masters in Divinity in 2010, and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2003 with a B.S. in Political Science.

While her extensive career path is impressive, Alison's personal life helped inform the part of her journey where she walks alongside her clients, one-on-one as a Spiritual Coach and what that led her to our podcast.

If you want more from Alison (and we’re sure you will) connect with her by visiting her website:

Meet our Host, Anna Crain, LMSW

Anna Crain is a Licensed Master of Social Work and Nick Finnegan Counseling Center's, Outreach Counselor. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University (TCU) and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California (USC).

She has worked in a variety of settings spending majority of her time serving as a non-profit administrator, school administrator and school social worker. She has had the opportunity to help clients work through several challenges such as anxiety, grief and loss, ADHD, ASD, life-stressors and trauma both individually and through groups.

Anna currently works with children, families and some young adults, through one-on-one counseling and also speaks to groups throughout the Houston area, through outreach talks.

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Extra special thanks the people who made this project possible:

• Our wonderful Season 3 guest experts

• our production team at 3Wire Creative

• our editor, Jacel Dickson

• and the amazing leadership team and supporters at Nick Finnegan Counseling Center in Houston, TX.

Remember, new episodes drop each Friday! We can't wait for you to hear them all!

Until next time...


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