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Welcome, Helen Ceballo-Hernandez

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 hours available… 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

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