Wellspring Counseling Receives Lighthouse Project Award from BB&T
As a Lighthouse Project recipient, Wellspring updates offices in three of its locations
MIAMI (June 22, 2017) – A calm, welcoming, serene environment is essential for therapeutic success, and this week, Wellspring received an upgrade through a corporate grant. On Tuesday, June 21st, BB&T bank employees and Wellspring staff rolled up their sleeves to beautify and update the décor of three of its four locations.
After an application process, Wellspring Counseling was awarded over $5,000 for new furniture, signage and decorations and an incalculable amount in goodwill from volunteers.
Volunteers descended on Wellspring offices in Palmetto Bay, Coral Gables and Kendall and immediately took to painting, deep cleaning, assembling furniture and hanging brand new signage in the lobbies. Groups led by a team leader cheerfully and humbly got on hands and knees to clean and paint.
"At Wellspring we are very grateful for BB&T and The Lighthouse Project for making our offices a welcoming, cohesive environment for our clients. A visually pleasing reception environment is one way to communicate how much we care to our clients. Our mission is healing hearts and minds, and that begins with helping people feel at ease. We've had over 700 clients walk through our offices this year. We hope these refreshed spaces show them we care about their comfort as they seek healing." Said Leigh Byers, Wellspring Counseling Executive Director.
As part of their corporate responsibility initiative, the BB&T Lighthouse Project provides financial support to charities, while employees volunteer their time to work landscaping, painting, preparing meals and any fill other needs the charity requests. Since the Lighthouse Project began in 2009, BB&T has contributed more than 475,000 volunteer hours and improved the quality of life for more than 13 million people.
It's TIME TO REGISTER for the BOUNCE BACK BASH!
May 16, 2015, 7pm
Join us for our fundraising dinner to support our trauma resolution outreach program, BOUNCE.
Wear your country best for this energetic and fun event, and enjoy shopping at our silent auction, sipping a cocktail, perusing our interactive displays of the work we do with children, dining and dancing. Save the date and bring a friend!
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Meet Our Counselors!
Get to know Heather, Jeff, Lyle, and Vicki, four members of our licensed mental health counseling team! We change lives every day through our faithful staff, and supporters just like YOU. Like, comment, and share if you love what we do @WellspringMiami
Vicki Gray talks about Bullying at Westminster Christian School
Last week Friday, one of our LCSWs (Licensed Clinical Social Workers), Vicki Gray, was invited to speak to parents on the topic of Bullying at Westminster Christian School in Palmetto Bay, FL. She shared with parents how to identify bullying, ways to empower children against bullying, and key steps in teaching their children to positively resolve conflicts.
To request a presentation or training session(s) for your school or community organization, e-mail email@example.com. Click here for a comprehensive list of presentation topics.
Enjoying Valentine’s Day as a Single Mom
An article by Carmine Vidaña, LMHC
Valentine’s Day, with its love and romance, can be hard for single moms. Legend reveals that Saint Valentine was a man who loved people and was known for sacrificing for them. Sacrifice? That is what single moms do daily! Single moms are to be saluted for their tenacity, their surrender, and the sacrificial love they demonstrate daily for their children. This Valentine’s Day, may single moms celebrate their children, family, friends and the love they have. May they celebrate their love with joy! To read this full article, click here.
If you want information about Carmine's new, 8-week Support Groups for Single Moms starting in March for , click here.
We've added yet another great therapist: Liz Taquechel!
Wellspring welcomes Liz. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Qualified Supervisor. She adds expertise in Child and Family Psychotherapy, Anxiety, Phobias, ADHD Specialist and as a Behavioral Consultant. To read more about Liz, click here.
If you want information about her new, 10-week support groups starting in March for Children of Divorce, click here.
Do the Next Right Thing in 2015!
An article by Tova Kreps, LCSW
Although society may challenge the idea of right and wrong, most of us still have a sense of "right". We want justice, and we feel angry or guilty. It's a new year, so be encouraged that doing "right things" has its rewards. It's tempting to take the easy, instant way, but consistent right actions do lead to desired results. Up-front costs of energy, endurance, and courage, eventually have rewards. Commit to make good choices before a choice is at hand. Don't let go of that new resolution…
To read the rest of this article, click here.
A Moment of Dedication at Christ Journey Church
Some of the leaders at Christ Journey Church joined the Wellspring team for a moment of prayer and dedication of our new offices. They shared devotionals and prayed over the rooms for health, healing and protection. You can find more dedication photos on Wellspring's Official Facebook Page!
Click here to learn about how you can make an appointment at our Christ Journey location in Coral Gables.
Wellspring Welcomes Carmine!
We are so excited to have Carmine Vidaña join us as our newest Licensed Mental Health Counselor! Carmine specializes in marriage counseling, individuals dealing with relational conflicts and mood disorders, as well as adults and children who are suffering with unresolved trauma. She's passionate about women's issues and she's a bilingual therapist, offering counseling in both English and Spanish.
Click here to see her full bio!
"Happy Holidays" is a Choice
by Tova Kreps, LCSW
That's right, happiness is a choice, even over the holidays. You can experience more happiness by taking the following steps:
1) Choose to be happy
2) Focus on and express your gratitude
3) Connect with others
5) Imagine and ask for what you want
6) Engage in meaningful activities
7) Accept your past losses and live in the present
8) Give to get
For more advice on the art of happiness, click here. If you need a little professional help to experience life to its fullest, click here for Wellspring Counseling.
How-To Video: Donate While You Shop
Learn how to set up Amazon Smile to donate to Wellspring! Heather Hendry, a Wellspring therapist, shows us how to set up and use Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile features the same products and services as Amazon.com, but with Amazon Smile, a small percentage of your order is donated to the select charity of your choice at no cost to you!
Our Health Insurance Network is Growing!
You or someone you know might be eligible to receive benefits for mental health care. We now have more therapists that are approved to see clients with out-of-network benefits with Tricare, United Healthcare, Signa, Value Options, AvMed, Medicare and Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield providers! Give us at call at 786-573-7010 and we will help you see if you qualify for out-of-network benefits with these providers.
We're an Amazon Smiles Charity!
This season, it's easy to donate to Wellspring while you shop on Amazon! We are now registered as a charity within Amazon Smile, an Amazon page that gives back to your preferred charity whenever you make a purchase. The website features the same products and services that Amazon offers. Just visit smile.amazon.com and select "Change Your Charity" in your account settings and search for "Wellspring Counseling, Inc". Verify that the location is Palmetto Bay, FL and you're good to go! A percentage of all of your purchases made through this site will be donated to Wellspring, so get ready to shop for the cause!
Meet Our New Medical Director
We're very excited to announce Dr. Janellie Ramos-Azaret as Wellspring's Medical Director! Dr. Ramos-Azaret is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. She specializes in treating children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of developmental and behavioral problems.
Wellspring Missionary Serves in The Mediterranean
For eight days, Christine Schlottman traveled through the Balkan Region of Europe with a mission: to spread the Good News and to encourage other missioners there doing the same. During her time in the Mediterranean, she led a one-day seminar on relationship skills for a team of other missionaries in the area; she visited a home that was established by that very group to aid women and children who are victims of domestic violence. One of the most memorable moments of the trip was her experience meeting a woman who came to Christ following a dramatic vision of the risen Lord. Christine recounts her trip in amazement at God’s provision and care for her as He provided transportation and housing in unexpected ways, expressing gratitude for all the prayers and support of this ministry from Wellspring and her community.
Christine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Wellspring specializing in issues of grief, loss, abuse and trauma. You can reach her at Christine@wellspringmiami.org .
Wellspring Needs Your Help!
We're opening a new location in Coral Gables soon, and we need your help! Most donations are tax deductible. Take a peek at our wish list...
We are Now Accepting TRICARE and Medicare!
We are pleased to announce that Wellspring Counseling is now accepting clients with TRICARE and Medicare insurance, allowing us to offer our services to veterans, retirees, and the disabled community.
Christ Journey Church - Our Third Location
Wellspring is going to be opening its newest location at Christ Journey Church in Coral Gables, 624 Anastasia Avenue. The new offices will open in November 2014, and we will be hosting a dedication event in January 2015.
Wellspring Gets Approved for Medicare!
We are happy to announce that Wellspring has been approved for Medicare! We've also added an Insurance Specialist, Aileen Newell, who will be assisting clients and working with insurance providers to better serve our clients.
Bounce Program Expands
Bounce 2014 was a challenging and rewarding experience for the 35 volunteers and 5 staff of Wellspring who participated this year. Bounce is an outreach program of Wellspring that teaches resilience skills to children from a Biblical perspective.This year, Wellspring incorporated the Bounce Level 1 curriculum into 4 other youth programs in Homestead, Palmetto Bay, Overtown and in an impoverished area of the Bahamas. Over 190 children had an interactive, educational and fun experience while they learned the Six Steps of Resilience, "how to bounce back when bad things happen".