Article Category: Stress Management

What Your Therapist Does on Vacation

Do you ever wonder what your therapist does when they go on vacation from the Fountain Hill Center? Of course, everyone’s vacation time is different. However, I have been encouraged to share with you what my upcoming travels will look like. I am very excited… continue reading What Your Therapist Does on Vacation

Meditation: A Radical Act of Love and Sanity

We live in a world filled with distressing events. Tornadoes, mass shootings, and political scandals are all over our newsfeeds. Our daily lives often consist of responding to demands that make us feel drained and overwhelmed. It’s easy to be discouraged and depressed. It would… continue reading Meditation: A Radical Act of Love and Sanity

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)

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

Goals: Achieve by Telling Your Own Story

Yesterday Otha Brown joined students of Muskegon Community College’s College Success Seminar for “Midterm Motivation.”  Otha talked to students about achieving their long term goals by overcoming the negative stories we inherit about ourselves. The event was organized by Bart Demeter, professor of the course. “During… continue reading Goals: Achieve by Telling Your Own Story

Simple Yet Effective EMDR Treatment Brings Hope

A handful of years ago I had a client that was working on anger management issues.  He was a military veteran struggling with issues related to trauma. Together we decided to refer to my colleague who did EMDR treatment and give it a try. After… continue reading Simple Yet Effective EMDR Treatment Brings Hope

Creating a Healthy Check Valve for Emotional Energy

Feelings are energy. When you are angry, you have negative energy. Happiness is positive energy. People are the containers for their feelings, like a pressure cooker contains steam. When we experiences events in our lives that create intense emotions, we often becomes overwhelmed with energy.… continue reading Creating a Healthy Check Valve for Emotional Energy

Holiday Daze: Understanding the Stress of the Season

We all wish our winter holidays to be a time for celebrating, happiness, thankfulness, and togetherness. By October, we’ve started to form expectations – fantasies about gifts, family, and friends. But often those aren’t met. We’ll feel resentful, hurt, and disappointed. Here are a few… continue reading Holiday Daze: Understanding the Stress of the Season

9 Tips for Summer Relaxing

Our summers are not always filled with the sun-kissed tans after days on the beach or carefree conversations over a crackling fire. Our hopes of vacations and free-time are often shattered by busy sports schedules and overwhelming appointments. But the truth is that our bodies… continue reading 9 Tips for Summer Relaxing

So, What is Art Therapy?

People ask me “What is art therapy?” a lot. Most try to give it a shot by adding the two words together. Art … so you do some kind of creative activity and then there is a therapeutic quality incorporated. This is pretty close to… continue reading So, What is Art Therapy?