Category Archives: Life challenges

Taking care of your mental health during the COVID outbreak

The coronavirus crisis is unlike anything most of us have ever experienced. Health concerns, perhaps coupled with financial pressures, are taking a toll on us all – made worse by the fact that there is no clear picture of how long this will last. Everyone is affected by this unprecedented disruption to daily life, but … Continue reading Taking care of your mental health during the COVID outbreak

Westmont Family Counseling Ministries continues to operate during COVID crisis

WFCM recognizes that the COVID-19 crisis has created enormous strain for many people. Our counselors are continuing to meet with new and existing clients virtually over the phone or through teleconferencing, depending on the client’s preference. Our front office is continuing to answer emails and voicemails, and we encourage you to contact us if we … Continue reading Westmont Family Counseling Ministries continues to operate during COVID crisis

How cognitive behavioral therapy can benefit you

Therapists use a variety of approaches to the therapy process. One of the most common is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a general term referring to a type of therapy grounded in the idea that a person’s perception of life influences their quality of life – and that perception can be changed positively, which … Continue reading How cognitive behavioral therapy can benefit you

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