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.

Defining Marriage

And they lived “happily ever after”… until the in-laws got involved.  Listen as Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute…

Jun 09, 2012

Respect Your Parents: Not Just for Kids!

What do you do when your parents are no longer a proper example for your children?   We’ve invited Dr. Ary Christofidis, the Founder and Director of…

May 26, 2012

Self-Expression and Self-Esteem

Has parenting exhausted you? We’ve invited Allena Barbato, a licensed family therapist and associate of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Group (OCCI),…

May 19, 2012

Morality and Video Games

Dr. Randa Anderson, a licensed psychologist with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI), talks with Fr. Chris regarding coping strategies during…

Nov 12, 2011

Parenting Through Financial Hardship

In a time when so many families are struggling for financial security, we’ve asked Allena Barbato, a licensed family therapist and an associate of the…

Oct 29, 2011

Becoming Empowered by Unemployment

Are you finding yourself out of work?  Did your job define you?  Anastasia–Carol Kruse, a member of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI),…

Oct 22, 2011

Teens and Technology

Have your children been introduced to the addictive qualities of modern technology?  We’ve invited Dr. Ary Christofidis, the Founder and Director of…

Dec 18, 2010

Bullying, What Can Parents Do?

Bullying is at an epidemic level, with the new trend being cyber bullying.  Your child could be the victim, or possibly the assailant.  We’ve invited…

Nov 11, 2010