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Dr. Michelle Bengtson, Hope Prevails

Author, speaker and board certified clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson is also a wife, mother and friend. She knows pain and despair firsthand and combines her professional expertise and personal experience with her faith to address issues surrounding medical and mental disorders, both for those who suffer and for those who care for them. She offers sound practical tools, affirms worth, and encourages faith. Dr. Michelle Bengtson offers hope as a key to unlock joy and relief—even in the middle of the storm.

 Dr. Michelle Bengtson – Author

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A short brief about Hope Prevails.

Hope Prevails
Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression
Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Speaking from personal and professional experience, a neuropsychologist unpacks what depression is, shows how it affects us spiritually, and offers hope for living the abundant life.

Neuropsychologist Offers Hope to Those Struggling with Depression
-By 2020, depression will be our greatest epidemic worldwide

  • An estimated 350 million people worldwide suffer from some form of depression
  • As with the bestselling My Stroke of Insight, the author experienced the same condition she treats
  • Helpful features include personal stories, biblical truths, prayers, and music recommendations

In Hope Prevails, Dr. Bengtson writes with deep compassion and empathy, blending her extensive training and faith, to offer readers a hope that is grounded in God’s love and grace. She helps readers understand what depression is, how it affects them spiritually, and what, by God’s grace, it cannot do. The result is a treatment plan that addresses the whole person—not just chemical imbalances in the brain.

For those who struggle with depression and those that want to help them, Hope Prevails offers real hope for the future.

Hope Prevails is available now wherever books are sold. To find out more, see: http://drmichellebengtson.com/hope-prevails-book/.

 Dr. Michelle Bengtson – Media Appearances

Snippet from TV Interview with Sheila Walsh and Randy Robison of LIFE Today.

Interview Aired December 6, 2016

Watch full interview online here: http://lifetoday.org/video/hope-prevails/

TV Interview on 100 Huntley Street in Canada

1-30-17 TV Interview with Todd Cantelon of 100 Huntley Street, Canada’s longest running daily talk show.

The holidays aren’t the happiest for everyone. How to manage when they aren’t.

Watch the full interview online here – 100 Huntley Street Interview

Replay of radio broadcast. Always Faithful Radio with Athena Dean Holtz.

Replay of radio broadcast. Create Your Now with Kristianne Wargo.

Replay of radio broadcast/podcast. Authors & Writers on Fire.

Dr. Michelle Bengtson with Kim Wier on Sunday Night Live! 89.3 KSBJ

12-4-16 Radio Interview with Kim Wier of Sunday Night Live! on 89.3 KSBJ.

The holidays aren’t the happiest for everyone. How to manage when they aren’t.

Listen at this link. On the Air – Sunday Night Live

Radio Interview with Carol Henry of wkto 88.7 fm

8-15-16 Radio Interview with Carol Henry of WKTO 88.7 FM.

How depression affects you spiritually and how to break free.

On the Air with Ivy Donavan of Dottin' the I on thepledgeradio.com 1260AM

9-24-16 Radio Interview with Ivy Donavan of Dottin’ the I on thepledgeradio.com 1260AM.

Radio Interview on the Joe & Rosa Show on wilkinsradio.com

9-11-16 Radio Interview on The Joe & Rosa Show! on wilkinsradio.com. 

Discussing Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression

On the Radio with Neil Boron of Lifeline

11-17-16 Interview with Neil Boron of Lifeline on WDCX radio.

Discussing Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression.

Radio Interview with Dr. Michelle Bengtson on In the Market with Janet Parshall

8-10-16 Radio Interview with Janet Parshall on In the Market with Janet Parshall on moodyradio.

An hour of hope for a topic that is often hopeless. Depression. A serious illness. It is not a passing fad or phase, but a disease that affects millions every year.

Click here to listen to the Radio Replay.

8-2-16 Radio Interview Dr. Michelle Bengtson with Robyn Besemann of Chained No More on toginet.com radio discussing #ADD and #ADHD in Adults and Kids.

8-9-16 Radio Interview with Robyn Besemann of Chained No More on toginet.com radio.

For replay, listen here Interview Replay and choose 8-9-16 Podcast.

Discussing Depression: Falling into it and Stepping out of it.

Radio Interview with Dr. Michelle Bengtson on A Time to Dream with hosts Donna Skell and Lisa Burkhardt Worley

8-8-16 Radio Interview with hosts Donna Skell and Lisa Burkhardt Worley on  A Time to Dream, WRNO Worldwide.

8-2-16 Radio Interview Dr. Michelle Bengtson with Robyn Besemann of Chained No More on toginet.com radio discussing #ADD and #ADHD in Adults and Kids.

8-2-16 Radio Interview with Robyn Besemann of Chained No More on toginet.com radio.

For replay, listen here Interview Replay and choose 8-2-16 Podcast.

Discussing ADD and ADHD in Adults and Kids.

Radio Interview with Dr. Michelle Bengtson on Positive Note Network discussing the spiritual aspects of depression

8-15-16 Radio interview on Positive Note Network.

Discussing the spiritual aspects of depression.

Radio Interview with Bill and Sandi Griffin of Healing World Radio on Radio for Life 88.9 WLY.

7-12-16 Radio Interview with Bill and Sandi Griffin of Healing World Radio on Radio for Life 88.9 WLY.

Replay of radio broadcast. Living Life Unedited with Nancy Kay Grace.

The relationship between faith in God and mental health.

Moving Forward in Faith

Replay of radio broadcast. Moving Forward in Faith with Terri Schrews on Blog Talk Radio.

The Intentional Christianpreneur

Replay of podcast on iTunes. Episode 34, Released 4-4-15. Replay of podcast on Buzzsprout. The Intentional Christianpreneur with Jackie Smith.

Joyful Living Radio

When Our Identity is Questioned is featured on Joyful Living Radio with Patty Mason at Liberty in Christ Ministries. Click on Link to Page then scroll to audio player under my picture.

My Journey of Faith Radio

Replay of radio broadcast. My Journey of Faith Radio with Cynthia McCutcheon on Blog Talk Radio.

Depression

Replay of radio broadcast. Bring It Radio with Mindy Dawn.

Identity. Who are you beyond what you do.

Sister Circle Talk Show

Replay of radio broadcast. Sister Circle Talk Show with Leslie K. Howard on Blog Talk Radio

Seasonal Depression

Christian Communicator Live

Replay of radio broadcast. Christian CommunicatorsLIVE! with Carolyn Knefely and Vonda Skelton on Blog Talk Radio

The World We Live In

Replay of radio broadcast. Track 16, 1-19-15. The World We Live In with Pastor Dewey Moede.

 Dr. Michelle Bengtson – Contributing Author


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Dr. Bengtson contributes on a weekly basis to For God’s Glory Alone Ministries.


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Dr. Bengtson contributes on a monthly basis to Liberty in Christ Ministries Newsletter with Patty Mason


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Dr. Bengtson contributes on a regular basis to Sweet To The Soul Ministries


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Dr. Bengtson contributes on a regular basis to Me Too Moments for Moms – Moms Living Life Together in Community


Behind Her Brand Entrepreneur Edition Vol. 2

Dr. Bengtson was a co-author of this book released January, 2015, and available on Amazon.com. In Behind Her Brand Entrepreneur Edition Vol. 2, Dr. Bengtson and other co-authors share the valuable strategies, tools, lessons and obstacles they overcame to get to where they are today. This is a must have book for entrepreneurs at any stage of their business.


Moments of Grace

Dr. Bengtson was a co-author of this book released November, 2008, and available on Amazon.com. In Moments of Grace, Grace is universal and available to all who ask for it. Grace is personal and touches each one of us as though God called our names in the midst of the crowd. Dr. Bengtson and the other co-authors of this book know what it is like to search for answers, to yearn for Him. Their stories are very different for each author has struggled in his or her own way. But the message they share is the same. God is the One in control. His grace is sufficient. The co-authors of Moments of Grace are passionate about their stories and they want to share what God has done in their lives.


Rock Bottom is a Beautiful Place

Dr. Bengtson was a co-author of Rock Bottom is a Beautiful Place.

These are the stories of twenty-eight women from all walks of life. Their stories illustrate the humanity that is common to us all. They share stories of abandonment, loss, addiction, incest, rape and so much more.

Read Dr. Bengtson’s Articles.

Dr. Bengtson formerly contributed at Ask God Today Ministries.

 Dr. Michelle Bengtson – Featured Articles

What To To When Life Doesnt go As Planned
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What To To When Life Doesnt go As Planned
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Crystal Twaddell

Dr. Michelle Bengtson, Hope Prevails Blog

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Was featured as Writer of the week

on Jennifer Dukes Lee

Ask Dr. B: Compassion Fatigue

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Ask Dr. B: Compassion Fatigue
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The Brainworks Rehab Bulletin

Ask Dr. B: Compassion Fatigue

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Radio Interview with Dr. Michelle Bengtson and Nancy Kay Grace of Living Life Unedited.

This interview was featured on #YourAwarenessDaily

Prayers Not Answered as Expected? Trust God's Character
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Prayers Not Answered as Expected? Trust God’s Character
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Imparting Grace

Dr. Michelle Bengtson, Hope Prevails Blog

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Hope Prevails Blog
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on 22 Encouraging Must Visit Sites by Me, Coffee & Jesus

What Do You Do When The Trials Come

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What Do You Do When The Trials Come
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on #Jesus Lovers Daily

Ask Dr. B: 4 Steps Toward Conquering Comparison
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Ask Dr. B: 4 Steps Toward Conquering Comparison
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Counting My Blessings, How to Stop Comparing, Embrace Humility, and Love

6 Lessons Learned When the Doctor Orders More Rest

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6 Lessons Learned When the Doctor Orders More Rest
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Imparting Grace, Grace at Home #199

Ask Dr. B: Lessons from a Dementia Caregiver 5, The Power of Redirection
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Ask Dr. B: Lessons from a Dementia Caregiver 5, The Power of Redirection
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Cornerstone Confessions, Titus Tuesday #199

How God Sees You: Already Amazing

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How God Sees You: Already Amazing
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Firemonkey

Just One We Only Need One

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Just One
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Liberty in Christ Ministries, November Newsletter

The Trials That Strengthen Our Faith

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The Trials That Strengthen Our Faith
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The James Prescott Daily

The Need to Break Busy

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The Need to Break Busy
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Becky Cortino Marketing Media Update

He Sees You

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He Sees You
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The s-Minus Daily

Where Is God When It Hurts

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Where Is God When It Hurts
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Contributed to Post at Community Moms

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

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Signs and Symptoms of Depression on FGGAM
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Mental Health Treatment Provider

Stick It Out

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Stick It Out
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured as blogger of the week on Melanie Redd, Ministry of Hope

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Was Featured on Social Talk – Dr. Neal Houston

Learning From Pain & Exhaustion

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Learning From Pain & Exhaustion
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Health & Wellness Daily Digest

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Was Featured on MH4OT Daily

Ask Dr. B: Why Doesn't God Answer?

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Ask Dr. B: Why Doesn’t God Answer?
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Saturday Soieree Blog Party & Social Media Share #62, Faith Along the Way

Comparison Lies

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Comparison Lies
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The Gateway Counseling Center News

New Year's Aspiration

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New Year’s Aspiration
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Create With Joy, Inspire Me Monday #209

Make Change Last

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Make Change Last
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on @BeckyCortino Marketing Media Update

Ask Dr. B: Helping the Grieving at Christmas

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Ask Dr. B: Helping the Grieving at Christmas
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The James Prescott Daily

Targeted with Shame

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Targeted with Shame
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on This Is Darts

Life Changes in a Breath

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Life Changes in a Breath
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The Obitstream.com Daily

Worthy of Trust

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Worthy of Trust
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Finding Joy in Every Day #32 at My Life in Progress

Rest While Waiting

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In Times of Waiting
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Liberty in Christ Ministries, November Newsletter

The 100 Most Inspiring Christian Blogs

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Hope Prevails Blog
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Melanie Redd’s The 100 Most Inspiring Christian Blogs

Finding Humor in Every Day by Becky Cortino

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Finding Humor in Every Day
a guest post
by Becky Cortino

Was Featured on Becky Cortino Social

Trust and Provision

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Trust and Provision
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The s-minus Daily

5 Essential Elements to Trusting God Part 2

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5 Essential Elements to Trusting God Part 2
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Lifestyle Design by Margo DeGange

Trust and Peace

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Trust and Peace
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Le Clara Bellino Daily Smile

Trust When You Do Not Understand

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Trust When You Do Not Understand
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Ask Latisha, TGI Saturdays 40

The Most Important Thing You Can Do

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The Most Important Thing You Can Do
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

Our Heart's Desire

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Our Heart’s Desire
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The Miracle Diaries Daily

and

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Was Featured on Adorned From Above

The Antidote for Overwhelm

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The Antidote for Overwhelm
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Ask Latisha, TGI Saturdays 37

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Was Featured on Tapestry Chronicles

and

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Was Featured on Becky Cortino Marketing Media Update

Who Is Your Best Friend?

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Who Is Your Best Friend?
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The Women on the Verge Daily

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Was Featured on Be Encouraged

A Call to Trust

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A Call To Trust
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Becky Cortino Social, 10-1-2015

Changing our Focus

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Changing Our Focus
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The Stress-Less Times

4 Lessons on Rest

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4 Lessons on Rest
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Freedom for the Soul by Liberty in Christ Ministries

Rest in His Presence

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Rest in His Presence
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Mental Health Treatment Provider

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured in the September issue of The Kingdom Life Now

We Only Need One

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We Only Need One
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The James Prescott Daily

How Do You Grieve Well?

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How Do You Grieve Well?
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Inspire Me Monday, Create with Joy

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Was Featured on The ObitStream.com Daily

Ask Dr. B: Why Doesn't God Answer?

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Ask Dr. B: Why Doesn’t God Answer?
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The Daily Sunflower

How to Love Someone Who is Difficult to Love

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How to Love Someone Who is Difficult to Love
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The James Prescott Daily

And, here. on The Gateway Counseling Center News

A Little Word, But Big Challenge

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A Little Word, But Big Challenge
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Liberty in Christ Ministries, August, 2015 Newsletter

Lessons From a Crabby Morning

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Lessons From a Crabby Morning
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Becky Cortino Social on August 10, 2015

Attitude Affects Success

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Attitude Affects Success
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Mental Health Treatment Provider

Ask DrB: How Do You Stop Negativity?

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Ask DrB: How Do You Stop Negativity?
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on James Prescott Daily

and

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Was Featured on Austrailian Mental Health Daily

What is Anticipatory Grief?

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What is Anticipatory Grief?
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on A Divine Encounter

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Was Featured on Spiritualevity Today

When You Don't Feel Like Forgiving

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When You Don’t Feel Like Forgiving
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The James Prescott Daily

and

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Appeared on Mental Health News

How to Love Someone Who is Difficult to Love

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How to Love Someone Who is Difficult to Love
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Busy Being Blessed

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Was Featured on The Women on the Verge Daily

How Social Media Skews Our View

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How Social Media Skews Our View
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Small Town Marketing

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Was Featured on Raising Samuels Homeschool

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Was Featured on Social Media Daily

Should I Limit My Child's Screen Time

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Should I Limit My Child’s Screen Time?
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Ask Latisha

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Was Featured on My Joy Filled Life

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Was Featured on The Needs

Joy Keeping: Living Above Your Circumstances

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Joy Keeping: Living Above Your Circumstances
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

A guest post appearing on thehighcalling.org

Was Featured on Measuring Happiness Daily

On the Other Side of Change

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On the Other Side of Change
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson, a guest post appearing on FGGAM.org, was Featured on #MentalHealth News

How Can I Quit Successfully?

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How Can I Quit Successfully?
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Be Encouraged

Fighter or Believer? Testimony Tuesday

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Fighter or Believer? Testimony Tuesday
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

My testimony was Featured on Holly Barrett

Truly Fit Part 1: Created to Stand Out

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Truly Fit Part 1: Created to Stand Out
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Mental Health Daily

Trouble Communicating with my Child on the Autism Spectrum

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Trouble Communicating with my Child on the Autism Spectrum
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Cruising with Autism, Inc.

An Unexpected Lesson About Rest

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An Unexpected Lesson About Rest
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The Stream’s Edge

The Problem with Self-Esteem

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The Problem with Self-Esteem
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The Kingdom Life Now magazine, June issue.

The Journey from Depression into Joy

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The Journey from Depression into Joy
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The Social Work Helper Daily

How Can I Multi-Task Better

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How Can I Multi-Task Better?
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on The Brain and Mental Health Voice

Your RX: The Answer for Anxiety

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Your RX: The Answer for Anxiety
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth

How To Grieve

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How To Grieve
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Appeared on The James Prescott Daily

Dear Mom Part 1

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Dear Mom Part 1
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Was Featured on Simply Inspired Wednesday

When Our Body Betrays Us

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When Our Body Betrays Us
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Featured on Simply Inspired Wednesday Week #13 by simplifiedlife.net

Dr. Michelle Bengtson interviewed by Laura Boggess of Chasing the Blue FlowerRead the interview here.

When You Love Someone Who Has Depression
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson and Laura Boggess

Is My Child Depressed

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Is My Child Depressed?
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Appeared on Meet Penny.

When Words Hurt

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When Words Hurt
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Appeared on Compared To Who?

The Desires of our Heart

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The Desires of our Heart
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Appeared on PheMOMenal Life

Help for the Depressed Times

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Help for the Depressed Times
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Appeared on A Mountain of Faith

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Appeared on BlogHer

Is There a Better Way to Work?

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Is There a Better Way to Work?
by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Appeared on The Stream’s Edge

 Dr. Michelle Bengtson – Certifications

Dale Carnegie Training

Christian Communicators Graduate

CLASSeminars Teaching Christian Communicators Around the Globe

Advanced Christian Communicators Graduate

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