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CentrePointe Counseling News

Welcome Helen Kim, new Executive Director!

Aug 17, 2019

We are so excited to welcome Helen Kim as our new Executive Director! Helen is former Executive Director and Chairperson of Hope For Sydney in Sydney, Australia, a start-up non-profit Christian organization that built partnerships and programs towards developing a culture of charitable volunteering and involvement amongst local churches and young workers. She has previously…

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Making Counseling Possible

Jun 28, 2019

“I want to say thank you … You have made us a better church because of your willingness to partner with us in making counseling possible.” On our Facebook page, a local pastor shared his testimony of how counseling services through CentrePointe Counseling were critical in his health, well-being, and ability to pastor the church.…

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Executive Director Transition at CentrePointe

May 31, 2019

Dearest CentrePointe Partners,  Recently, Kim Cook, our Executive Director, has announced her plans to transition out of leadership at CentrePointe.  She and her family have moved to Chattanooga, TN. During her initial time there, she has been continuing to lead with a combination of remote and onsite presence. CentrePointe has an active search committee in…

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It is Well

Apr 4, 2019

Winter in the Mid-Atlantic has been chased away by the blustery storms of spring. As the wind picks up and the heavy clouds roll through, I’m reminded of the hope-filled words that Horatio Spafford once wrote as his ship crossed over the waters where his daughters had perished: When peace like a river, attendeth my…

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March 2019 – Counselor of the Month – Cass Mitchell – MA, LCPC

Mar 26, 2019

Cass Mitchell – MA, LCPC “She’s fantastic. As a clinician she’s handled some very challenging cases. She is skilled, compassionate, and very adept at creative approaches to help clients who might otherwise struggle to make progress.” – Kim Cook, MSW, MA, LCSW-C, CEO Cass is a graduate from Bowie State University with a Master of…

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February 2019 – Counselor of the Month – Matt Raeder – MSW, LCSW-C

Feb 25, 2019

Matt Raeder – MSW, LCSW-C “Matt has shown dedication to CentrePointe and his clients and our staff. He fills the role of Clinical Director and Counselor with a high commitment to ethics and professionalism. He is a team player and great support to his colleagues. Matt’s leadership, clinical work, and administrative skill have been commended…

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January 2019 – Counselor of the Month – Sarah Pickeral – MA, MSW, LCSW-C

Jan 9, 2019

Sarah Pickeral – MA, MSW, LCSW-C “Sarah is a new counselor with us and has quickly shown what a valuable addition she is to the team. She serves a wide variety of clients and has a warmth that easily helps them feel at ease in counseling. Sarah has been so positive as she learns new…

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December 2018 Counselor of the Month

Dec 18, 2018

Karen Richardson – MSW, LCSW-C “We so appreciated Karen’s willingness to jump back in with two feet at CentrePointe after a recent trip to China and really missed her while she was gone! She is so talented with a wide range of clients from the very young to complex adult cases. We are glad she…

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Does your church have what it takes?

Dec 15, 2018

If your church has 100 congregation members, 26 of them are struggling with mental illness. …the woman whose child’s severe anxiety keeps him from Sunday School and her from hearing the sermon. …the man who smiles while passing the offering but struggles to get out of bed to come to church. …the sunny teenager who…

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Reaching out in the "Age of Loneliness"

Sep 27, 2018

Did you know that 25% of the adult population struggles with a mental illness in any given year? One-quarter of the adult population is equal to the number of people diagnosed with cancer, those living with heart disease, people infected with HIV and AIDS, and those with diabetes- all combined. (Troubled Minds, by Amy Simpson,…

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