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
Westmont Family Counseling Ministries was founded 30 years ago by David Walker, the associate pastor of the Westmont Presbyterian Church, as a mission program. The pastor’s idea was simple: to provide counseling services to people who needed it, beyond what he was able to provide as a clergyperson. The program quickly expanded and became a … Continue reading Coming up on Oct. 3: 30 Years of Memories, featuring Matthew Goerke of The Memory Switch!
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
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a relatively new form of therapy that’s helpful to people who have experienced trauma or a disturbing life experience that is interfering with their mental health. What’s more, EMDR works much faster than conventional psychotherapy, allowing many people to experience relief in just a few sessions. At Westmont … Continue reading Using EMDR to Overcome Trauma
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