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So, You Really Are Keeping Your Resolution…

Almost half of all adults make a New Year’s resolutions. But once the party hats and horns are put away, it’s hard to muster up the ambition to follow through. It only takes one week and about 25% of resolution makers have already lost focus.… continue reading So, You Really Are Keeping Your Resolution…

S A D… and the dead of winter.

It started last week… Over the years I have noticed that there are three or four weeks every winter when people seem to feel extraordinarily low; and we are now in the midst of them. During the last couple of weeks of January folks always start… continue reading S A D… and the dead of winter.

Tips for Dealing with Trauma During the Holidays

The Holidays can be especially difficult for folks who are grieving or who have experienced trauma. Gail Johnson has some tips for how to regain a sense of calm and perspective when a holiday situation confounds and overwhelms you:     First, pause…….. Take a… continue reading Tips for Dealing with Trauma During the Holidays

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

Surviving the Affair — Ashley Madison, What to Do Now

I heard on the radio that there were more people in Grand Rapids who signed up for an account on the Ashley Madison website than voted in our last Mayoral election. That thought stuck with me. As a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in couples work… continue reading Surviving the Affair — Ashley Madison, What to Do Now

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!

Summer, a Good Time to Balance

The idea of summer brings many things to mind – backyards, bbqs, beaches, iced tea on the porch and days spent relaxing with family and friends. What summer doesn’t remind us of all that much is work, but, in a way, the play that summer… continue reading Summer, a Good Time to Balance

Pull-ups Are Safe…Underwear Is Scary

I was recently in the think tank at my house. Some people in my family call this the shower but I prefer  think tank because it is the only place in my house between my two year old’s toddler superhero  orchestras, my four year old’s… continue reading Pull-ups Are Safe…Underwear Is Scary

Don’t Let Conflict Harm Your Relationship, Part 3

Dave Thorsen, PsyD. The truth about conflict avoidance is that it is not honest. In order to avoid conflict a person must essentially lie. They say “Yes” when they really mean “No.” They say “No” when they really mean “Yes.” They leave something out of what… continue reading Don’t Let Conflict Harm Your Relationship, Part 3