Decatur counselor Beverly Ross had a really big group session Friday.
A MEMORABLE POINT - Beverly Ross
spoke Friday to the West Texas Press Association
at the Decatur Civic Center
Speaking to the 83rd annual summer convention of the West Texas Press Association, Ross, the director of Wise County Christian Counseling, touched the hearts of newspaper people from all over West Texas as she explored the emotional whirlwind reporters often walk into at the scene of a fire, wreck or other trauma.
"The minute you get out of your car, you are walking into sacred ground," she
"There are things happening there that words cannot express."
But even though reporters may face resistance, the victims of trauma "have a need to be heard," Ross
founded the faith-based counseling service in 2006.
staff deal with marriage and family matters and counsel children and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, grief and other issues.
is a nonprofit agency and works on a sliding fee scale, so that no one is turned away who needs help.
Sharing the experience of losing her
31-year-old daughter to a sudden illness in 2010, she
spoke as both a counselor and a survivor of trauma.
"It's about your eyes," she