unavoidable divides

Noelle joined the Barnabas Center in May of 2018. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Berry College in Rome, GA and a Masters of Science in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Previously she has worked with college age individuals and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, self-harm, identity issues, relationship concerns, and challenges related to life transitions. She is passionate about walking with individuals as they face the struggles of life and the questions that come from living in a broken world.

hard to get

Silhouette off Human reaching hand with palm ups on sunrise background, Crucifix, Symbol of Faith, Faith concept:

“I can’t see how you’re leading me, unless you’ve led me here To where I’m lost enough to let myself be led And you said you’ve been here all along I guess it’s just your ways and you are just plain hard to get” —Hard to Get by Rich Mullins Rich wrote those words shortly before he died in 1998. He never got to see them formally recorded or released to the world. While he didn’t know about Coronavirus or the war in Iraq or the economic troubles in 2008,… Continue reading hard to get

defining moments: an invitation to surgery

  It was the fall of 2017 when I first heard the words “brain tumor” applied to me.  I was standing in someone else’s driveway when I got the call.  I still remember the feel of the gravel under my feet, my ears straining to hear and comprehend the words my soft-spoken endocrinologist was saying, my brain rebelling against the idea that it could be the host of such a vile thing.  I slowly began to understand that my recent MRI had revealed that I had a tumor about a… Continue reading defining moments: an invitation to surgery