Author Archives: Fountain Hill Center

2019 Spring Newsletters

Spring has sprung! After so many cold and cloudy months, we hope you’re enjoying the change of season as much as we are. Click below to access our 2019 Spring Newsletters for our Grand Rapids and Lakeshore Offices. Highlights include: Greetings and beginning of the… continue reading 2019 Spring Newsletters

Laughing Matters Raises $14,000+ for Counseling Services

Over 100 people gathered at the Shelby Optimist Club in Shelby, MI, on Saturday, February 23, 2019, to enjoy a delicious dinner, belly-laugh at hilarious stand-up from Midwestern comedian Scott Long (pictured below), and celebrate the joy that comes when we give our mental health… continue reading Laughing Matters Raises $14,000+ for Counseling Services

Parental Alienation: A Conversation

Fountain Hill Center therapists Randy Flood and Ben Burgess recently sat down with Grand Rapids-based family law attorneys Connie Thacker and Allison Sleight to discuss parental alienation. Parental alienation is a phenomenon that can develop in cases of high-conflict divorce where one parent, either consciously… continue reading Parental Alienation: A Conversation

Servicios de consejería en español ya están disponibles

El centro Fountain Hill le da la bienvenida a nuestra nueva consejera Lisbet Brito, MA, LPC. Lisbet estará viendo clientes en nuestra oficina de Grand Rapids los lunes por la tarde, de 4 a 8 PM, y gradualmente estará haciendo más horas disponibles para los… continue reading Servicios de consejería en español ya están disponibles

Asking the Right Questions in the Wake of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

As the days go by, and it becomes clearer and clearer that many questions about the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct. 1, 2017, will likely never be answered, our Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan therapists, Randy Flood, Al Heystek, and Otha Brown, weigh… continue reading Asking the Right Questions in the Wake of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

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

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