Category Archives: Family therapy

When grandparents are raising grandchildren

One in six Americans live in a multigenerational household, meaning that more than two generations are together under the same roof. Of these, an increasing number are grandfamilies – that is, households headed by an older couple or individual who is raising grandchildren under the age of 18. In these cases, grandparents have stepped in … Continue reading When grandparents are raising grandchildren

Families dealing with addiction find support through our Sanity Group

There is a growing need to help family members affected by a loved one’s addiction. Westmont Family Counseling Ministries offers the Sanity Group, a support group for people in this situation. The group, which is free and confidential, is facilitated by Michele Thomas, a certified drug and alcohol counselor. Addiction, whether to alcohol or prescription … Continue reading Families dealing with addiction find support through our Sanity Group

What You Should Know about Couples Counseling

One of the most popular forms of counseling offered by Westmont Family Counseling Ministries is couples counseling, which helps committed couples work on issues in their relationship so that they are happier together. What’s more, it’s usually covered by health insurance. Here’s more about what you should know when considering couples counseling. Who can benefit … Continue reading What You Should Know about Couples Counseling

Prevention Week: Stopping a Problem Before It Starts

  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) has designated May 13-19 as Prevention Week, with the theme of “Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow.” This national observance is dedicated to helping people understand more about substance use prevention and positive mental health. At Westmont Family Counseling Ministries, we help people of all ages who … Continue reading Prevention Week: Stopping a Problem Before It Starts