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What Does It Mean to be an Intern at Fountain Hill?

Katie Hauge explores what it means to be an Intern at The Fountain Hill Center. She shares her journey from being a student to a professional.

Michigan Children’s Trust Fund Spring 2020 Newsletter

The Fountain Hill Center works in coordination with CTF for several programs to help children and families. The newsletter includes resources and information for anyone who needs help. The month of April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The Importance of Using Love Languages

We’ve all heard it-“They don’t love me,” “They don’t care about me.” Sound familiar? Love and support look different for every person and every relationship. The “5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman can help with communication for children, teens, parents, singles and couples.

The Bullet Points of Brainspotting

Brainspotting has been demonstrated to be effective in treating anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, childhood trauma, attachment style, stress, performance issues, and disassociate disorders.

Funding for Mental Healthcare? A Tough Ask, Across the Globe

A Sobering Statistic As Advancement & Communications Coordinator for the Fountain Hill Center, my work includes quite a lot of reading. News articles, journal articles, research findings... And while reading up about the current state of funding for mental...

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...

What Your Therapist Does on Vacation

Do you ever wonder what your therapist does when they go on vacation from the Fountain Hill Center? Of course, everyone’s vacation time is different. However, I have been encouraged to share with you what my upcoming travels will look like. I am very excited to have...

Emotional Intelligence and Becoming Bilingual: An Antidote For Toxic Masculinity

We talk a lot about emotional intelligence these days in our work at the Men’s Resource Center. The topic of emotional intelligence is at the core of many key issues for men—accountability, empathy, and vulnerability. For men to be truly accountable, they need to...

Meditation: A Radical Act of Love and Sanity

We live in a world filled with distressing events. Tornadoes, mass shootings, and political scandals are all over our newsfeeds. Our daily lives often consist of responding to demands that make us feel drained and overwhelmed. It’s easy to be discouraged and...

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...

When Self-Care is Not Fun

We have been talking a lot about self-care recently at both of the places where I work. In these conversations, self-care is usually framed as doing nice things for yourself. Maybe this means taking a walk in the woods, going out with friends, meditating, or taking a...

Counseling and Spirituality

Several years ago a member of a men’s therapy group at the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill made a comment in a very matter of fact and memorable way. He said, “There’s more to counseling than understanding our thoughts and feelings—spirituality is also an...

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