Author Archives: Amy Van Gunst

Laughing Matters Brings Joy to Oceana County

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 our… continue reading Laughing Matters Brings Joy to Oceana County

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

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