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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. […]
February 12, 2024

Measurement is making us better

In the last two decades, and certainly since the pandemic, more people are paying attention to mental health and willing to try counseling. In that time, […]
February 12, 2024

Getting better together in group therapy

Group therapy can be an intimidating thought. Sometimes, we are just better together.   For the person who struggles with anxiety, it might take every ounce of […]
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

Recognize and stop bullying

By Allison Franck, Licensed Master’s Social Worker, Christian Family Solutions In the past, the topic of bullying was met with, “kids will be kids” or “everyone […]
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 […]
June 8, 2023

For such a time as this…

This article about Mike Helwig, Therapist-IT at Christian Family Solutions, was orginally written for the Spring/Summer edition of our Healing & Helping publication. “For such a […]
June 8, 2023

This is what family is all about

This article about Feasha Terry, Program Therapist at Christian Family Solutions, was orginally written for the Spring/Summer edition of our Healing & Helping publication. “This is […]
June 8, 2023

It was then that I carried you…

This article about Kristi Windsperger, Clinical Supervising Therapist at Christian Family Solutions, was orginally written for the Spring/Summer edition of our Healing & Helping publication. “It […]
June 8, 2023

Even if you did die tonight, I want you to know where you will go

This article about Allison Franck, Licensed Masters Social Worker at Christian Family Solutions, was orginally written for the Spring/Summer edition of our Healing & Helping publication. […]
June 8, 2023

Maybe this is for you…

This article about Lisa McInnes, Clinical Therapist at Christian Family Solutions, was orginally written for the Spring/Summer edition of our Healing & Helping publication. Maybe this […]
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 […]

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