Ladies of Faith will host Bryan Ray, licensed professional counselor to present “Communicating Effectively.”

The program is scheduled for 6 - 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21 at Concerned Citizens, 400 E. Pine St. The program promises a fun evening dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle for the women of Jack County.

Ray will offer tips to helping women get their husbands and children to listen to them.

He works with people placing an emphasis on living Christian principals and building quality relationships with others. His belief is that if people respect God’s guidance and treat others as they would want to be treated they will, in turn, respect themselves and find the peace that so many are searching for. His compassion and honesty are what he strives to bring to each session, thereby helping clients to find acceptance with themselves.

Ray received his bachelor of science degree from Abilene Christian University and his master’s degree from Midwestern State University. His emphasis is cognitive and behavioral therapy, meaning the focus of therapy is to change not only the way a person thinks but also their actions in order to adapt to the world. With the focus equally distributed, Ray works with individuals, couples and families to bring about greater understanding, as well as, changes in attitude and actions that help strengthen long term relationships and self-esteem.

He also enjoys public speaking and is available for men’s issues and motivational speaking engagements. Ray also conducts marriage seminars in conjunction with his wife Andra Ray also a licensed professional counselor.