Article Category: Families

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)

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

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

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

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

Dr. Dave Thornsen at TEDx Muskegon: Avoid Avoiding Conflict

You can live-stream Dr. Dave’s TEDx Muskegon talk, “Avoid Avoiding Conflict,” on solving common relationship communication problems. The talk is part of TEDx Muskegon’s “Mirror, Mirror Series” and will stream live this Thursday, November 12th, 2015, at 2:40 PM. http://tedxmuskegon.org/livestream/ Learn more about communication, conflict… continue reading Dr. Dave Thornsen at TEDx Muskegon: Avoid Avoiding Conflict

Surviving the Affair — Ashley Madison, What to Do Now

I heard on the radio that there were more people in Grand Rapids who signed up for an account on the Ashley Madison website than voted in our last Mayoral election. That thought stuck with me. As a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in couples work… continue reading Surviving the Affair — Ashley Madison, What to Do Now

Pull-Ups Are Safe; Underwear Is Scary

I was recently in the think tank at my house. Some people in my family call this the shower, but I prefer “think tank,” because it is the only place in my house between my two-year-old’s toddler superhero orchestras, my four-year-old’s Michael Jackson impersonations, and… continue reading Pull-Ups Are Safe; Underwear Is Scary