The cognitive therapy approach clarifies that events do not cause emotional problems. Deuteronomy 30:15 demonstrates this belief by stating, “I set before you, life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore, choose life.” We must learn to choose life over circumstances or feelings. Events that occur in our life contribute to our feelings, but they do not have to shape our future.
Our curriculum is in part by Dr. Stanton Samenow, Ph.D., a leader in cognitive therapy related to criminal thinking and behavior modification. His biography includes training seminars and workshops to a variety of professional groups including mental health, law enforcement, corrections, education, social services, and the judiciary.
We have worked with the Montgomery County Probation Office and court system since 2004, and Grimes and Waller Counties since 2012.
Since New Life began, 80% of the women who have successfully completed the program continue to live healthy, successful, and productive lives.