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Our counseling services are provided in person to individuals and families in our outpatient clinics and day treatment facilities, and are available via secure video to individuals and organizations worldwide. These posts are about christian living in this modern world.

May 6, 2024

Love for the Lonely

By Angie Molkentin This article first appeared in the April 2024 WELS Women’s Ministry Newsletter. Have you been called to encourage someone who is lonely? Opportunities […]
April 4, 2024

What is an IOP?

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are a vital step towards healing for individuals with acute symptoms. If you, a loved one, or a patient/client is struggling to […]
March 27, 2024

How to support a loved one struggling with depression

by Sarah Reik, LPC, CFS Member Assistance Program Manager When someone we care about is battling depression, it can be difficult to know how to help. […]
December 12, 2023

Children and challenging behavior: When your child sabotages Christmas

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Some parents actually dread the Christmas season because their child’s behavior is so challenging that it drains all […]
December 12, 2023

Children and challenging behavior: Ten strategies to prevent and address holiday challenges

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Imagine this scenario: It’s Christmas Eve. You’re looking forward to getting the whole family dressed up to go […]
November 22, 2023

Boundary-setting with family members

By Julie Straseske, LPC This life offers amazing moments of pure joy. Your eyes well up with tears as your mother excitedly opens the gift you […]
October 23, 2023

War Stories: How you can help children cope with war in the news

By Sheryl Cowling, LCSW, BC-TMH, BCPCC, BCETS The tragedy and trauma of war is raging in several parts of the world right now. With headline news […]
October 10, 2023

Get the FACTS about Suicide Prevention

By Kara Witthuhn, School-Based Counselor, Christian Family Solutions It’s a difficult topic to discuss. Yet it’s essential for all of us to remain alert to the […]
April 14, 2023

What if outpatient counseling isn’t working?

You like your counselor and have a good rapport. The weekly sessions are helpful, and yet you just can’t get a handle on your anxiety and […]
April 14, 2023

Please don’t ask me to go to group therapy!

  We get it. Group therapy can be an intimidating thought. If you are a person who struggles with anxiety, it might take all the courage […]
March 15, 2023

“I’m so stressed out! How can I manage it?” Helping teens work through stress

By Kara Witthuhn School-Based Counselor “I’m so stressed out! How can I manage it?” When we talk about stress, we often refer to it as negative. […]
March 15, 2023

What if I can’t? 5 steps for teens to feel their most confident under pressure

By Mary Gonring, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Christian Family Solutions It is the night before an important test. Or the moment before stepping on stage […]
March 1, 2023

How do I know if a relationship is healthy or unhealthy?

By Kara Witthuhn School-Based Counselor How do I know if a relationship is healthy or unhealthy? Great question, because how you navigate romantic relationships early in […]
February 28, 2023

Ten strategies to reduce arguing with your child

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Earlier in this series, we looked at reasons children might argue with their parents frequently—particularly children who have […]
February 28, 2023

Parenting an argumentative child

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Imagine this scenario: Your son has a project to do for an upcoming science fair. Yesterday he asked […]
February 28, 2023

Peer Specialists: For When Parents Feel Isolated

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist “I can do this!” That’s what I told myself when I was expecting my first child. My husband […]
February 28, 2023

Peer Specialists: A unique source of support for parents

By Jane Mose, MA, CFS Family Peer Specialist Children are an extraordinary blessing. Children who have extraordinary needs bring extra blessings along with extra challenges in […]
January 31, 2023

Postpartum reflections of a struggling, surviving, and saved mother

By Julie Straseske, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor and Educational Presenter This article first appeared on the WELS|ELS Christian Therapist Network website and is shared here with […]

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