Integrity Counseling Services

The Premier Catholic Counseling Services in Pennsylvania

Category: Psychotherapy

Drug and Alcohol Addictions: Causes and Enabling vs. Helping

By Gian Milles, MS, LPC, Integrity Counseling Services Causes of Drug and Alcohol Addictions According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people begin taking drugs for one or any combination of four reasons: 1) to feel good 2) to feel better if they are feeling bad 3) to improve performance or psychological functioning 4)…

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Death by Distraction

By Deborah Rojas, MA, Integrity Counseling Services — Could you handle a few technology-free days? No phone, no laptop, no music — power down the technological devices, and not because the word “vice” is in “device.” Stillness and true quiet are necessary for contemplation, the time and space for getting to know God and ourselves…

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Congratulations to Dr. Anna Pecoraro

Dr. Anna Pecoraro, a Clinical Psychologist at Integrity Counseling Services, has been chosen by Dr. World Productions® and Dr. America® to receive the Dr. New Jersey America 2024 Award. The pageant’s mission is to create an environment of women  supporting and mentoring women. Dr. Anna will be representing the state of New Jersey in the…

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Words Matter

By Michael Kastelnik, M.S. — If you follow current events, you will inevitably hear about people getting in trouble for saying the wrong thing. The people involved either wittingly or unwittingly violated some rule, usually a specific company policy, but many times that rule was generally informed by social norms from some vague time in…

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Generosity and Joy

By Gian Milles, MS, LPC, Integrity Counseling Services — It is the magnitude of our hearts that determines the height and depth of our joy. That sounds like a line coming from Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet,” but ideas and words that have captivated the hearts and minds of readers for a century now have scientific research…

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The Three Tiers of Recovery

By Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., LPC, SATP, CSAT, Integrity Counseling Services —  As Director of Integrity Counseling Services, people frequently ask me what the recovery process entails. I often describe recovery as a three-tiered process: sobriety, inner-healing and transformation. SOBRIETY: Being sober means no longer using the substance to which you were addicted – pornography….

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Where is God in Recovery?

By Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., SATP, CSAT, Integrity Counseling Services — People often wonder where God is when they struggle with an addiction. At Integrity Counseling Services, many of the men I work with who struggle with pornography addiction have prayed fervently for God to take it away. However, they feel their prayers have fallen on…

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3 Keys to Happiness in Daily Life

It doesn’t take a whole new routine to instill a dose of happiness into your day—but it does take a little self awareness. 1. Be grateful for the good & the bad. Research shows, grateful people are happy people. It’s also important to understand that happiness is not the absence of negative feelings. Gratitude is…

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