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.
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.
Thanks for listening!
If you enjoyed this episode and would like to help us reach more listeners, please:
• share it with someone you know
• post about it on social media
• and leave a rating or review
To see what’s coming next, follow us on Instagram and Facebook @NickFinnCounsel or visit our website at FinneganCounseling.org
Extra special thanks the people who made this project possible: