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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… continue reading When Self-Care is Not Fun

5 Minutes of Mindfulness Make a Difference

What is mindfulness? You’ve probably heard about mindfulness in the last couple of years. It’s been appearing in popular publications and growing in popularity as a recommended treatment for everything from pain and insomnia to parenting and depression. It may seem like a new and… continue reading 5 Minutes of Mindfulness Make a Difference

2018 Summer Newsletters

We have lots of news for you in our 2018 Summer Newsletters! The last few months have been action-packed ones for us at the Fountain Hill Center. In February, we hosted our most successful Laughing Matters fundraiser ever. In May and June, we hired three… continue reading 2018 Summer Newsletters

Welcome, Leigh Ellis

The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome new counselor Leigh Ellis as a full-time member of our permanent staff! Leigh completed her counseling internship at FHC in May and her bridging in September of 2017. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health… continue reading Welcome, Leigh Ellis

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 important… continue reading Counseling and Spirituality

FHC Welcomes Spanish-speaking Counselor, Lisbet Brito

The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome new counselor Lisbet Brito, MA, LPC, as a member of our permanent staff. Lisbet will be seeing clients in our Grand Rapids office on Monday afternoons, from 4 to 8 PM, and will gradually be making more… continue reading FHC Welcomes Spanish-speaking Counselor, Lisbet Brito

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

Healing Trauma With Yoga Therapy

By Jessica Gladden If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re looking for healing of some kind, either for yourself or for someone else. As a Licensed Master Social Worker and certified trauma-informed yoga instructor, I’ve come to believe that you have everything you need… continue reading Healing Trauma With Yoga Therapy

Welcome, Jennifer Flanders

The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome Licensed Master Social Worker Jennifer Flanders as a full-time member of our permanent staff! Jennifer comes to us from InterAct of Michigan, where she amassed a significant amount of experience treating clients with chronic mental health conditions, substance… continue reading Welcome, Jennifer Flanders

Developing Grit in Our Kids

By Tracy Thompson When I work with parents and children together, I typically start out by asking them to make a list of challenges. Generally speaking, parents start by talking about the lack of motivation in kids, the disrespect, and behaviors that drive them nuts.… continue reading Developing Grit in Our Kids