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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

2018 Holiday Newsletters

We have lots of great information for you in our 2018 Holiday Newsletters! As the year draws to a close, we’ve been reflecting on everything we’ve accomplished, as well as getting ready for the new year ahead. Click below to access our 2018 Holiday Newsletters… continue reading 2018 Holiday Newsletters

Honoring Judge Sara Smolenski at Our Annual Holiday Open House

On Thursday, December 6th, the Fountain Hill Center presented the Hon. Sara J. Smolenski, Chief Judge for Michigan’s 63rd District Court, with our Porchlight Award for contributions to community mental health and wellness, at our annual Holiday Open House. As Amy Van Gunst, Executive Coordinator… continue reading Honoring Judge Sara Smolenski at Our Annual Holiday Open House

Welcome, Helen Ceballo-Hernandez

(en español) The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome new counselor Helen Ceballo-Hernandez as a member of our permanent staff! Helen will be seeing clients in our Grand Rapids office on Tuesdays, from 8 AM to 7 PM, and will gradually be making more… continue reading Welcome, Helen Ceballo-Hernandez

Bienvenido, Helen Ceballo-Hernandez

¡El Centro Fountain Hill se complace en dar la bienvenida a la nueva consejera Helen Ceballo-Hernandez! Helen estará viendo clientes en nuestra oficina de Grand Rapids los martes, de 8 am a 7 pm, y poco a poco estará haciendo más horas disponibles para los… continue reading Bienvenido, Helen Ceballo-Hernandez

Scared to Death or Scared OF Death? A Rumination on Death Anxiety

Halloween or “All Hallows’ Eve,” as it originally was called, is the first day of the Christian liturgical year marked to remember the dead. (Wikipedia) Therefore, it seems a fitting time to talk about death. Death is one of the most discussed subjects in my… continue reading Scared to Death or Scared OF Death? A Rumination on Death Anxiety

Setting the Scene for Ecotherapy

THE SCENE: A counselor and a client are sitting across from each other, sometime around midday. The counselor is listening as the client processes aloud the issue that has been brought to the session: feelings of isolation. The counselor reflects what she hears, providing a… continue reading Setting the Scene for Ecotherapy

Tips and Solutions for Homework Frustration (No Dog Required)

It’s back-to-school time, and if you’re a parent of a K-12 child, the paperwork and homework has begun! I had no idea how tedious paperwork could be until I had a school-aged child. And that’s saying a lot, since I’m in the mental health field,… continue reading Tips and Solutions for Homework Frustration (No Dog Required)

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