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Beware of no man more than yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us. ~ Charles Spurgeon
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Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your...
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When following your Dr's advice can get you in trouble with DCFS http://ht.ly/wIGF6
More women are getting in trouble with law enforcement after giving birth to babies who test positive for drugs prescribed by their doctors.
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Are you ready to change? Hire a ‪#‎LifeCoach‬ to help hold you accountable. http://ht.ly/CHRTw
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Love never fails... 1 Corinthians 13:8
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Do you feel stressed during the day? Always feel like you're rushing around playing catch-up? The culprit may not be your day. It may be your morning. ‪#‎Stress‬ ‪#‎NextGen‬ http://ht.ly/A2OY4
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The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace. - Psalm 29:11
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“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” - Martin Luther
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LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you. Psalm 84:12
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The path of right-living people is level. The Leveler evens the road for the right-living. We’re in no hurry, God . We’re content to linger in the path sign-posted with your decisions. Who you are and what you’ve done are all we’ll ever want. Through the night my soul longs for you. Deep from within me my spirit reaches out to you. When your decisions are on public display, everyone learns how to live right. If the wicked are shown grace, they don’t seem to get it. In the land of right living, they persist in wrong living, blind to the splendor of God . - Isaiah 26:9
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“Every day I pray. I yield myself to God and the tensions and anxieties go out of me and peace and power come in." -Dale Carnegie
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Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. - Galatians 6:9
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Therapy, Recovery Coaching, Life Coaching and Consulting for Teens, College Students, Emerging Adults, Young Adults and their Families from a Christian perspective.
Introduction
Lisa Thompson is an expert in teens, college students, emerging adults and young adults.  She works with families through Therapy, Recovery Coaching, Life Coaching, and Consulting. She has been working with the Next Generation for nearly two decades in various settings like a nationally recognized substance abuse treatment center, on the college campus, and in the local church.


*Lisa is very passionate about encouraging you as a young person if you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or frustrated with your recovery or life.  She will help you to move forward by helping you reduce your stress level and make life more manageable so you can reach your full potential, discover your real passions, and experience the freedom that God intends for you.

* Lisa will help you successfully transition from treatment into lasting recovery if are new in recovery or simply struggling with your recovery.  Treatment can be very difficult and painful, but lasting recovery is much harder.  Successfully transferring the life and relapse prevention skills learned in treatment to every day real life can be overwhelming and a real challenge, which often leads to relapse and sometimes death.  Having an expert come along side and partner with you and your family during this time, can mean the difference between a second chance at life or returning to old ways and losing your life.  Lisa will come alongside of you so you don't feel like you are all alone while you make these tough life choices in order to sustain recovery and become all that God has created you to be.  She knows what it takes to be successful in recovery and would love the opportunity to help you change your life one day at a time.



* Lisa spent nearly a decade working as an Inpatient Adolescent Addictions Counselor at Rosecrance Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Rockford, IL.  While working with young people with dual diagnosis disorders, she has become an expert in youth and young adult drug, alcohol, other addictions, and relapse prevention.  She also is well versed in mental health issues that youth and young adults struggle with, as well as how these issues affect their family relationships and others who love them.  Lisa not only works with youth and young adults facing these issues, but also works closely with parents, coaching them through their own feelings, behavior, and changes that need to be made in order to help their child be successful.  When needed, she also works with schools, pastors, probation officers, other therapists, psychiatrists, and others involved with her clients. 

* Lisa has often Coached college students and young adults struggling with transitioning into adulthood, career choices, professional frustrations, finances, health issues, dealing with life's ups and downs, decisions about marriage, and new families in addition to fighting the daily battles of addictions. 


* Lisa understands the pressures of teens and young adults who are dealing with parents, friends, dating, trying to excel in school, transitioning to college and independence, serious dating relationships, getting married and starting families.  She is highly respected and sought after as the person to go to when feeling stuck, overwhelmed, stressed out, lacking direction, needing encouragement, struggling with faith, and help living and working up to full potential.  She is a real and straightforward person who knows what it is like to struggle, to face the frustrations and stress of life and relationships as a teen, student, and young adult.  Overcoming her own obstacles helps her help others also figure out how to overcome them instead of being held back by them.



* Lisa served as Spiritual Life Campus Director, Student Body Chaplain, and on Student Senate while in college at Judson University.  In these roles, she oversaw all of the various Student Ministries on campus.  She also provided guidance and spiritual direction to students struggling with feeling stressed out, burned out, and overwhelmed by the pressures of college and young adult life, friendships, roommates, dating relationships, growing and struggling with issues of faith as well as more serious issues such as dealing with crisis, death of loved ones, and pain from the past.

* Lisa served in a leadership role in a large youth and college group, Cross Current, under the direction of Jeanne Mayo (also known as the Youth Leader’s Coach) at her church.  She was also a counseling intern at Rockford First while she was in grad school at Trinity International University.  She also interned and Big Brothers Big Sisters during college where she implemented and led after school programs.