All Things New Counseling Services LLC Blog

An ongoing series of informational and inspirational entries


Out with the Old, In with the New!!!

The holiday season is over, school is about to resume and the pressures of daily life are returning.  There are always obstacles, loss, grief and relationship or family difficulties to overcome.   Perhaps anxiety, depression or addiction is weighing you down. This is a perfect time to book your session to decompress and learn some new coping techniques. I offer morning, afternoon and early evening appointments for your convenience. If you are struggling to make sense of things or just feel like talking to someone who cares and can help you to live your best life, please give me a call today.  

Tuscaloosa Tinsel Trail 2019


The Tuscaloosa Tinsel Trail is a free, annual holiday event held by Tuscaloosa's One Place at The Tuscaloosa Riverwalk in order to raise money for their non-profit organization that helps families in the community. This year's Tinsel Trail will commence on November 25, 2019 and end on January 6, 2020. Please make plans to come by and visit the trail and support its sponsors, organizations and local businesses. Don't forget to look for our tree on the trail!

Fall Semester Scheduling

It is that time of year.  School has resumed, careers are in full-swing, marriages are busy and fall is finally around the corner.  Many of us start looking forward to, or dreading, the holidays and mid-terms.  There are always obstacles, loss, grief and relationship or family difficulties to overcome.  Perhaps anxiety, depression or addiction is weighing you down.  This is a perfect time to book your session to decompress and learn some new coping techniques.  I offer morning, afternoon and early evening appointments for your convenience.  Call today to begin your journey and let's get started!


Vacation Blog Entry

August 4, 2019 

      ***For all of my current and returning clients, I will be out of town on vacation the week of August 19-23."""  If you need to be seen by me before that time, please call me today for hours of availability or to schedule your appointment for the following week.  If you have an emergency during this week, please call 911 or go to the local emergency room and I will follow up with you as soon as I return.  I will be returning all calls on Monday, August 26th



The Reality of Counseling 

July 31, 2019

     Brokeness.  That's the world we live in now, isn't it?  Addictions, mental illness, sickness, death, divorce, the loss of family, of a career, or innocence.  I ran across this poem the other day by a great speaker whom I have had the pleasure of meeting.  I wanted to share it with you so that you could get a glimpse into what the lives of others might be like, the courageous clients I see every day, or, if you are like me, you may even recognize yourself.  The bottom line is that we just have to love people where they are, whatever that may look like. THAT is my job. 

                                             Broken

What if I were broken? Could you still hold me close,

Embrace the jagged edges of the things that hurt the most?

Would you feel you have to fix me, or could you leave me be?

Would you love your dream of who I am more than you love me?

What if I were shattered in a thousand little bits,

Broken, beaten, battered by the molds that didn’t fit?

Could you leave the pieces lying and accept me as I am

Or would you try to reassemble me into what you understand?

What if the broken parts of me never do get healed?

Would you love the thought of wholeness more than the me that’s real?

Could you take these broken pieces and love them separately?

Though scattered, tattered, broken, can you still love me?

What if I were aching and hollowed out inside?

What if I were breaking? What if I had died?

Would you weep for who I really am or for an effigy?

Would you cry me a river? Would you cry at all for me?

What if our broken pieces are the parts that make us whole?

What if touching brokenness is how we touch the soul,

And what if loving brokenness is the only love there is?

To love imperfection—there is no love but this.

So take these jagged edges, and I will take yours, too.

Love me, in my brokenness, just as I love you.

For it is this touching that our hearts need the most.

What if I were broken? Could you still hold me close?

                      Copyright 2014 James E. Campbell

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