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Today Can Be the Day You Take a Stand

Seven Ways to Combat Domestic Violence By Dr. Tracy Siebers, Ed.D., LPC, Clinical Director at Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley Nearly two in three corporate executives (63%) say domestic violence is a major problem in our society, and more than half (55%) cite its harmful impact on productivity in their companies.1 What do […]


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Sustaining the Spirit in Spiritually-Integrated Mental Health Care At Samaritan Counseling Center, our mission is to provide spiritually integrated mental health care to the people in the communities we serve. This means we take seriously each person’s faith and spiritual practices, and if they are willing, integrate these beliefs into their mental wellness care. In […]


Recommended Quit Lit for Recovery Month

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Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the recovery. In honor of those in recovery or battling active addictions, we want to recognize the wonderful possibilities of a life well-lived free of alcohol and other substance use […]


Featured at Solihten National Conference

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Samaritan’s Wellness Screen Serves as Example, Resource The annual conference of the Solihten Institute, Samaritan Counseling Center’s accrediting organization, was held in Denver August 1-3, 2019. Executive Director Rosangela Berbert and Wellness Screen Program Director Jen Parsons attended to learn and network with colleagues. Jen presented a three-hour workshop for agencies across the country who […]


How to Save a Life

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Suicide Prevention is Within Each Person: How You Can Help? The loss of a person to suicide is especially tragic. For those left behind, the experience is complicated by added layers of guilt, shame, anger, and confusion. People left behind after a suicide are at higher risk for developing major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and […]


We Have Friends for Reasons and Seasons

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By Becky Stellmacher, MSE, MS, LPC, Child and Adolescent Counselor at Samaritan Counseling Center When you’re young, friends can be easy to find; friendship seems “easy-peasy”—then you and your friends get older. Young girls may have BFFs wearing necklaces that identify them as “Best Friends Forever,” until one gets mad and forever becomes never. Young […]



The Importance of Cultural Competence

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July is National Minority Mental Health Month By Dr. Tracy Siebers, Clinical Director July is a special month set aside in our realm of work to recognize the special challenges and rewards associated with providing mental health care to people who are members of minority groups. National Minority Mental Health Month was established in 2008 […]


Help Your Young Person Blossom With Six Steps to Foster Summertime Mental and Emotional Wellness

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By Dr. Tracy Siebers, Samaritan Counseling Center Clinical Director School’s out for summer, and now our young sons and daughters may need help to recalibrate their schedules to nurture their mental and emotional wellness. A summer spent on screens or without meaningful activities has the potential to stall their development and waste opportunities for insightful […]


Resilient, Naturally: Skills, Relationships and Faith Help Us Bounce Back, Grow

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By Executive Director Rosangela Berbert, Samaritan Counseling Center Resilience is a word we have started to hear more often in everyday conversation. That’s good, because every person has to build resilience skills to navigate life. But what exactly is resilience, and how do we learn to be resilient? Resilience is the process of adapting well […]