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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

Fountain Hill Works to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month For the last 35 years, April has been a time for communities all across the country to work on increasing awareness of child abuse and neglect and to provide prevention resources and strategies. Over the last month, organizations… continue reading Fountain Hill Works to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

Welcome, Dr. Jessica Gladden

The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome new counselor Jessica Gladden as a part-time member of our permanent staff. Jessica will be seeing clients at the Grand Rapids Office on Tuesday afternoons and evenings, while continuing to teach in Ferris State University’s Social Work… continue reading Welcome, Dr. Jessica Gladden

Outsourcing Emotional Labor

No, outsourcing emotional labor is not some geo-political strategy by corporations to improve profits. This is a reality that women have been aware of for a long time. Simply put, outsourcing emotional labor is a description of how men often leave the emotional work in… continue reading Outsourcing Emotional Labor

Laughing Matters Raises $17,000+ for Counseling Services

Since Laughing Matters began in 2015, The Fountain Hill Center has been both humbled and gratified by how much our community supports our Lakeshore Counseling Office. Each year, we seem to attract more business sponsors, sell more tickets, and achieve higher levels of community engagement,… continue reading Laughing Matters Raises $17,000+ for Counseling Services

2018 Laughing Matters Story Contest Winners

Every February, The Fountain Hill Center’s Lakeshore Counseling Office celebrates joy, healing, and flourishing with our annual fundraiser, Laughing Matters. This year, we invited students to celebrate with us by sharing stories about a time when laughing mattered to them. Our Story Contest was open… continue reading 2018 Laughing Matters Story Contest Winners

Asking the Right Questions in the Wake of Las Vegas

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

Attachment and Healthy Relationships, EFT: A Series on Counseling Methods

Counseling is a clinical component of emotional, mental and social healing, and it makes use of a variety of methods for promoting that healing. In this series, Fountain Hill Center therapists explore the history and development of some of these methods. In this first installment,… continue reading Attachment and Healthy Relationships, EFT: A Series on Counseling Methods

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

Welcoming New Counselors, Counseling Services

The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome new counselors into our staff of therapists. This year, Blake Kooi, Ted Wohlford, Ben Burgess, and Lesley Menhart join us to continue The Fountain Hill Center tradition of providing a boutique of excellent counseling, therapeutic, and psychological… continue reading Welcoming New Counselors, Counseling Services