Author Archives: Fountain Hill Center

Play Therapy Gift from Cornerstone Creative Therapy Students and Professor Nicole McDonald

Dr. Nicole McDonald a resident of Oceana County is always looking for a way to give back to the community. Last December, The Community Foundation for Oceana County’s Community Wish List brought her to our work, and our wish for play therapy supplies at The Fountain… continue reading Play Therapy Gift from Cornerstone Creative Therapy Students and Professor Nicole McDonald

Welcoming New Counselors, Counseling Services

The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome new counselors into our staff of therapists. This year, Blake Kooi, Ted Wohlford, Ben Burgess, and Lesley Menhart join us to continue The Fountain Hill Center tradition of providing a boutique of excellent counseling, therapeutic, and psychological… continue reading Welcoming New Counselors, Counseling Services

Goals: Achieve by Telling Your Own Story

Yesterday Otha Brown joined students of Muskegon Community College’s College Success Seminar for “Midterm Motivation.”  Otha talked to students about achieving their long term goals by overcoming the negative stories we inherit about ourselves. The event was organized by Bart Demeter, professor of the course. “During… continue reading Goals: Achieve by Telling Your Own Story

Laughing Matters Sponsors Change Lives

Laughing Matters is about growing dynamic, vibrant communities by making sure that individuals have the wellness, wholeness and mental health support they need to flourish, regardless of their budget. This event supports our work in Oceana County where kids face the 5th highest rates of… continue reading Laughing Matters Sponsors Change Lives

Pokémon Go and Mental Health…WH@T!?!

The Executive Coordinator of the Fountain Hill Center, Amy Van Gunst, asks her 17 year old son, “Hey what do you hear about Pokémon Go?” He responds, “Well, I hear it gets people up and moving around.” “I thought it was interesting,” Amy says, “That… continue reading Pokémon Go and Mental Health…WH@T!?!

Talking Can Help You Be Healthy

As winter mostly recedes and the warm weather brings our bodies into a world of near constant chatter – birds warbling around in their nests, wind shaking up budding leaves, insects returning, people moving about again – we want to think about the act of… continue reading Talking Can Help You Be Healthy

Holiday Thoughts From the Fountain Hill Center

According to The American Psychological Association more than 60% of the US experiences increased stress and anxiety during the holiday season. If you google “mental health and the holidays,” you’ll find a lot of articles that begin this way – expressing confusion about what it… continue reading Holiday Thoughts From the Fountain Hill Center

Avoid Avoiding Conflict, Dave at TEDx Muskegon

You can live stream Dr. Dave’s TEDx Muskegon talk on solving common relationship communication problems. The talk is part of a TEDx Muskegon’s “Mirror, Mirror Series,” and will stream live, this Thursday, November 12th, 2:40pm. http://tedxmuskegon.org/livestream/ Learn more about communication, conflict avoidance and how couple’s… continue reading Avoid Avoiding Conflict, Dave at TEDx Muskegon

Summer Newsletters

We have lots of news for you! Click Here to learn about new programs and insights from Fountain Hill Center Therapists at our Grand Rapids Office, and learn about what we’re doing on the Lakeshore, in this Newsletter!

Laughing Matters

Because we’ve gotta struggle…we’ve gotta laugh. The pain involved in overcoming obstacles and the joy that comes with reaching our goals go hand in hand. Through our work at the Fountain Hill Center—Lakeshore Office, more of our friends and neighbors in Oceana County have the… continue reading Laughing Matters