This book is written for anyone who has ever felt like the trauma, pain, suffering, mistakes, guilt, shame, and lost time from your past has placed you in a mental state of despair, depression, and anxiety. You may feel that your past has robbed you of the abundance of joy, peace, and love God has for your present, and has discounted you from the hope, excitement, and expectancy God has for your future. I want you to know that there is hope. His name is Jesus Christ.
My pursuit of Jesus has become a glittering diamond revolving above my head. Our Heavenly Father has told me that, to Him, I have the greatest clarity and am the purest of diamonds. Even after all of my failures, sins, and betrayals of Him in my past, this purity through grace from Him is my life radiating His glow moving forward. My hope is that this book will show you the inner world of my journey and how our Lord brought my life from ashes to beauty.
My prayer is in you reading about my journey, that your heart will be encouraged that there is nothing from the ashes of your past life that God cannot rebuild, restore, and make beautiful. God builds beauty over ashes on the foundation and rock of Jesus. Your heavenly Father still calls you His Child. Holy Spirit of God still calls you His Beloved. Jesus Christ your Savior still calls you His Friend.
I pray God's Spirit uses this book to reveal His truth to your heart. I pray the blue wave of Calm of Holy Spirit washes over you as you read. I speak Peace and Blessing over your life. I claim it all now in the name of Jesus Christ, the name above all names: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Amen.
Meet Dr. Melissa Rosenberg
Dr. Melissa Rosenberg holds a B.A. in psychology, an M.S. in clinical mental health counseling, and a Ph.D in counselor education. She is the owner and CEO of Rosenberg Counseling, Inc, a private clinical mental health counseling practice. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), and a nationally certified counselor (NCC).
Dr. Rosenberg’s counseling expertise includes life transition; career change; grief and loss; depression; anxiety; the effects of trauma, neglect and abuse; obsessive and compulsive behaviors; low self-esteem; eating disorders (binge eating, bulimia, anorexia); substance abuse, dependency and addiction; spiritual exploration; issues particular to women and their empowerment; co-dependency; healthy self-care practices; and establishing life balance, and overall holistic wellness. She has specific expertise in the use of the following modalities: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Dr. Rosenberg attends and presents at regional, national, and international conferences to maintain professional competency and stay up-to-date regarding clinical mental health interventions and best approaches for today's challenges. Her counseling approach is focused on building a safe space and trusting relationship between the client and therapist. Non-judgment, unconditional positive regard, and empathy are the cornerstones of her practice. She strives to offer a therapeutic presence rooted in multiculturalism and trauma sensitivity.
Dr. Rosenberg recently relocated from Portland, Maine to Charleston, South Carolina, where she currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Counseling at Charleston Southern University. She previously served as a full-time faculty member and Clinical Lecturer in the Counselor Education graduate program at the University of Southern Maine from 2013-2018.
“A Fully Secured Heart: My Journey to Complete Safety and Security in the Home of God” is Dr. Rosenberg’s first book.