Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute

The Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute is a network of psychologists and counselors in the Chicago area who provide professional services in the context of the Orthodox faith. As featured guest speakers on “Come Receive the Light,” OCCI professionals offer unique insights into human problems by integrating Orthodox teachings with modern psychological research and practice. Each episode offers practical advice for overcoming common challenges within relationships, as well as for personal change and growth.

Of Heaven and Earth, Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Can we create heaven here on earth?  Anxiety and depression are built in alarm systems that something in our core is not ok, says Presvytera Julie Honeycutt,…

Feb 18, 2017

Choosing Suicide Over Suffering

Listen as Fr. Chris talks with Dr. Ary Christofides, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the founder of Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI),…

Dec 16, 2016

Getting through the Winter Blues

Listen as our guest Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) speaks with Fr. Gregory Joyce about the seasonal effects…

Dec 05, 2016

When Our Children Leave the Nest

  Although we raise our children to be independent, did we prepare ourselves to live independently of them?  It can be a very trying time for parents…

Dec 16, 2015

Confession vs. Counseling

​Confession? Counseling?  How do you choose?  We’ve invited Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) (www.occiservices.org) to…

May 22, 2015

Valuing Traditions During the Holidays

​The Holidays are full of family, religious, and cultural traditions because our human nature finds comfort in consistency and repetition.  When a family…

Dec 26, 2014

Reducing Stress

Do you procrastinate and then find that you need stress to move you through your day? Has stress affected your health and well being?  Listen as Dr. Randa…

Dec 11, 2014

In Love with Excess

As we enter the Christmas season, Dr. Randa Anderson, a member of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute in Chicago, talks with Fr. Chris about our…

Nov 13, 2014

Help with BASELINE!

This week on CRTL, Allena Barbato from the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute talks with Fr. Chris about the importance to taking an interest in your…

Aug 01, 2014

Good Communication and Relationships, Part 2

Fr. Chris continues his conversation with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute this week. Last week, they discussed the…

Jun 27, 2013

Good Communication and Relationships

Tune in this week to hear the first part of Fr. Chris’ talk with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute. Dr. Christofidis…

Jun 20, 2013

Parenting

We’ll continue our monthly theme of New Beginnings with Dr. Randa Anderson of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute, here to talk with us about…

Mar 14, 2013