Category Archives: Life challenges

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

Breast Cancer Support Group at WFCM helps women cope with cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which was founded in 1985 as a week-long event as an effort to educate the public about mammography as the most effective means of detection. From that beginning, the event grew quickly – the pink ribbon was adopted in 1992, and the observance expanded to the entire month of … Continue reading Breast Cancer Support Group at WFCM helps women cope with cancer