Author Archives: Amy Van Gunst

Laughing Matters Brings Your Neighbors Joy

Laughing Matters is an annual fundraiser that supports our work at the Lakeshore Counseling Office in Oceana County. With one of Michigan’s highest rates of poverty and lowest rates of counseling access – the need for our work there is great. And the benefits of… continue reading Laughing Matters Brings Your Neighbors Joy

Mental illness doesn’t have to be a secret

There are movies made about it. Celebrities devote entire interviews to talking about it. And authors write books on it. But, our kids can’t talk about it at school. And adults can’t openly embrace it. Shame, confusion and misunderstanding continue to surround it. There’s no… continue reading Mental illness doesn’t have to be a secret

New Staff Joining New Era-Lakeshore Office

The Fountain Hill Center for Counseling and Consultation has been providing quality counseling services to people of Oceana, Mason, Muskegon, and Newaygo counties since 2002. Initially their work began through a partnership with the New Era Reformed Church in an effort to assess and counsel… continue reading New Staff Joining New Era-Lakeshore Office

Grand Rapids Therapy Office Provides Accessible and Affordable Counseling in New Era

For nearly eight years now, therapists from the Fountain Hill Center for Counseling and Consultation, a private counseling practice in Grand Rapids, MI, have been providing accessible, affordable counseling to individuals and families of the communities in and surrounding Oceana County. Although this unique partnership… continue reading Grand Rapids Therapy Office Provides Accessible and Affordable Counseling in New Era