Malinda Davenport-Crisp, PhD, LPC/MHSP 

Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider  



Trauma focused counseling brings about relief

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Arguing: Are you getting your needs met?

Posted by MalindaDavenport on January 4, 2013 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (677)

“When we understand the needs that motivate our own and others behavior, we have no enemies.” Marshall Rosenberg


Have you noticed that even when we employ our best efforts to abide by the rules of communication, we can end conversations feeling invalidated and unheard? Those televised political debates and the social networking entanglements or diatribes, have highlighted a breakdown of magnificent proportions. It appears that judging, diagnosing, and criticizin...

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Toward a Recovered Church

Posted by MalindaDavenport on June 20, 2012 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (166)

Church ‘should’ be a healing community, at least, that is our hope. But it is a hope that often conflicts with our actual experiences.


We often use ineffective strategies to get our needs met. Some of these strategies take the form of ‘cognitive distortions’ which are exaggerated and irrational thoughts that perpetuate our difficulties. For instance, people criticize religious people and church in many venues, with various motives and agen...

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The Science of Addiction

Posted by MalindaDavenport on April 25, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (113)

The science of addiction is fascinating. I recently read an article on the website, "How Stuff Works" called How Addiction Works that gave a quick, yet accurate assessment. I have worked with so many individuals, highly motivated, to quit all kinds of addictive mood altering substances and processes. The recidivism (rate of return) is astronomical and confounding. In my research and experience, it takes more than willpower, motivation, self efficacy, and support for long term recovery. &...

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