News and Notes and Quips and Comments - 2023
The Family Workshop, now in our 21st year continues to grow, just a little, and continues to be a safe and supportive place for clients. Every day we are grateful for that and well aware that this is due to a great staff and Therapists and clients who work hard to make life better for themselves and others. Keep it up you guys and…
If I could make one wish today, and know it would
Well I would say everyone could stay, ‘til they’re too old to die young
Let me watch my children grow, to see what they become
Oh Lord don’t let that cold wind blow, ‘til I’m too old to die young (WELCH)
1. We are profoundly saddened by the passing of our good friend and former counselor
Red Wolfenbarger…sometimes you need to be good to be great! Thank you Red from
thousands of clients and all of us who had the pleasure to work with you.
2. Our own Dr. Connie McNeil wrote a book, CoCreating buy it, read it, do it, it works!
Totally way to go Connie, proud of you, we all want to do that, you did it!
3. Pam Meyer, LPC, one of our new School Counselors, ALSO developed feeling and furry
friends, therapeutic fluffy, fun, buy ‘em, they work…feelingfriend.com
Here are some well deserved Shout Outs to Counselors
Wowee Zowee and oh my gosh, who would have thought? This pandemic, Coronavirus,
Covid-19 is really a mess and has certainly captured our attention. I want to first
of all thank our clients and Counselors for "stepping up" with their transition to
telephone and video counseling, that has literally "saved" our ability to continue
services. On one hand, Counselors have said that it is very different to do counseling
this way and requires more preparation ahead of time…even to the point of a lesson plan.
On the other hand clients and counselors have enjoyed the convenience, no travel, no child
care and easier to schedule. We will try to continue this availability following
the resolution to this shut down!
Presently, we are doing telephone and video counseling and clients are coming into
our offices, about half and half…with all precautions according to the CDC
and state recommendations.
We are certainly aware of the heightened anxiety and tension in the community.
All of us need and must create outlets to ease that tension in our lives.
The internet is full of mental health and behavioral health ideas to ease
that tension and/or call us. It is incredible how the entire society/culture
has wrapped around and maneuvered through this pandemic all toward a resemblance
of normalcy. Be well, get vaccinated and wear a mask!
I want to also thank our administrative staff during this transition to keep this boat afloat.
This particular group: Marnie, Dawn, Bri, Tina, and Chris, have done a terrific job
communicating with each other and a great job as a liaison between Counselors and clients. Thank you
Major shout out to our own Bri Van Schuyver who worked as an Office
Manager here for three years, working her way through her
Masters Program to become a counselor…and now she's a Counselor with us!!!
Be safe everybody, Hello in There to the Gypsy Song Man (tribute to
John Prine and Jerry Jeff Walker) and thank you for your continued
support of the Family Workshop Counseling Center.
Mental Health Matters
Oh, Oh, Oh and finally, our best wishes to all clients and Therapists
and Staff, thank you for making this a special place, and bring
the boys, and girls, home safe from all the conflicts around the
world. Our slogan, again, for next year's T-shirts: The Family Workshop, Good Vibes, Great Counselors.
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