S3E41 Show Notes: Mental Health and Faith with Michelle Nietert

by | Oct 12, 2021 | The Love Offering Podcast Show Notes

Anxiety and depression are on the rise. Michelle Nietert is the Clinical Director of Community Counseling Associates in Dallas, TX. She is a mom of two and a former school counselor with over 20 years of experience in private practice. She is on the show sharing her expertise on how to protect our mental health and the mental health of our children. We chat about:


  • Empowering our children to struggle well in hard seasons

  • Managing difficult emotions and age-specific vocabulary to use

  • Warning signs to look for & how moms can help

  • 5 ways moms can protect their own mental health


We pray after this episode you are better equipped to handle the mental health challenges life brings.




“Our kids have a better emotional vocabulary, so now they can identify their emotions which is the first step to coping with them.”


“I think anxiety is on the rise because of the global perspective. We know more than we ever have before.”


“1 out of 168 hours is not enough time spent in church. Discipleship has to start at home.”


“It’s OK to sit in the grief. We don’t need to skip over that part. Let them have the negative feelings and express them, otherwise they will hide them from you.”


“Is your child socially isolating, how are they sleeping, how are they eating, how much are they moving, and how often are they crying?”


“Listen and don’t dismiss.”


“Tell me more is a great phrase.”


“Feel it and name it. Identify where you feel it in your body. Create a movement to let it go.”


“If they learn to struggle well, they will be one of the most resilient generations.”


“Suicide or death is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.”


“They are depressed because they can’t fix their anxiousness.”


“How do I want to feel in the morning? What do I need to think in order to feel that way?”


“Be open to trust God. He will do the work.”

This week’s love offering is “to be a vessel and be open to the moments to experience God. Let him do the work.”


People and Books mentioned:

Sissy Goff

Dr. Caroline Leaf

Henry Blackaby – Experiencing God

Lynn Cowell Season 1 episode 23

Connect with Michelle:

Your Mental Health Coach with Michelle Nietert

Purchase Michelle’s book:

Loved and Cherished

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I’m Rachael Adams

I’m an author, speaker, and host of The Love Offering Podcast. My mission is to help women find significance and purpose throught Christ.

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