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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. […]
January 4, 2023

Exercise Your Mental Health in the New Year

By Andrea Semmann, MBA, CTC   Many of us will make some sort of New Year’s resolution for 2023. Some of the top resolutions in 2022 […]
July 1, 2022

Where is God in Our World Today?

By Pastor James Mattek, Director of Ministry, Christian Family Solutions This blog is updated from a 2016 post.  “It’s a scary world out there.” We’ve heard comments like […]
July 1, 2022

Could therapy for a teen this summer mean success this coming school year?

By Katelyn Bolte As the temperatures slowly rise in the Midwest and the school year draws to an end, parents and teens are anticipating summer. For many […]
July 1, 2022

Compassion Calling: Preparing More Workers for the Field of Mental Health Care

HOW YOU CAN HELP:  Pray for more Christian professionals in the field of mental health care. Recommend someone to us for recruitment and training in this important […]
July 1, 2022

Distinctly Christian, Mental Health Care

By Dr. Joshua Mears Clinical + Christian = Unique in the World of Mental Health When Jesus began his ministry on earth, he amazed many people […]
February 6, 2022

Teens, Treatment, and Telehealth: Accessible Mental Health Solutions

By CHRISTINE UNRUH, MS, LPC (MN), LPC (WI)  Day Treatment Program Manager “The mental health of our youth is a significant public health challenge that needs […]
January 7, 2022

Feeling Anxious?

By Drew Dryness If you answered “Yes!” to that question, you are not alone. In fact, you are part of the majority. Rates of anxiety and […]
January 4, 2022

Grace through Grief: The Types and Stages of Grief

This is part one in a four-part series on the topic of grief. It is our hope that through this series, God’s people can better understand […]
January 1, 2022

Gratitude Through Tough Times

By: Sarah Brinkley, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor With the ongoing news of COVID-19 outbreaks, many continue to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and sad. Plans continue to change, […]
December 20, 2021

Home for the Holidays: Practical Advice for Connecting with Your Children

By Katelyn Bolte, LPCC Child and Adolescent Services Program Manager 2021 – A year of more uncertainty and protocols. For some of us, the Christmas season […]
December 18, 2021

All is calm, all is bright: Managing your mental health at Christmastime

By Jessica Smith, LMFT, BC-TMH Christmas lights are shining in the streets, holiday music is on the radio, and there are joyous celebration ads on television.  […]
November 22, 2021

Compassion in action: Binding wounds, soothing hearts, providing psychological first aid

Amidst holiday cheer, we see tragedy, hardship, and heartache present. Many of us have experienced this in the privacy of our own homes and in the […]
November 22, 2021

Emotional Distress Following a Traumatic Event

Diana Migacz, Licensed Professional Counselor In light of recent tragedy, it is common to hear that “counselors will be on site” to offer resources for those […]
October 27, 2021

Do You Know Someone Like “Emma”?

THERE IS HOPE By Katelyn Bolte, LPCC  Child and Adolescent Services Program Manager for ARMOR Day Treatment At 13 years old, my client, Emma, was skipping […]
August 31, 2021

Essential Steps for Providing Successful Learning Environments

This article first appeared in the Wisconsin School Counselors Association (WSCA) newsletter, June 2021 edition. By Dr. Ashley Schoof, Clinical Director, STRONG Child & Adolescent Day Treatment […]
August 27, 2021

More than “get a grip”: How to work through performance anxiety

“It’s ok to not be ok.” I saw this headline while looking through various articles related to Simone Biles’ withdrawal from participation in the Tokyo Olympic […]
June 1, 2021

Speak in Love: Communication for a Healthy Marriage

Effective communication is essential to having a healthy relationship. Being able to express your feelings and identify your needs with clarity is important for a happy […]

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