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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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July 2018 Counselor of the Month

Jul 16, 2018

Cheryl Fischer – MSW, LCSW-C “Cheryl is always willing to take on challenges and inspires those around her to be their best by her example.” – Kim Cook, MSW, MA, LCSW-C, CEO Cheryl Fischer is a graduate of Towson University and West Virginia University. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a member of the…

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June 2018 Counselor of the Month

Jun 19, 2018

Dan Stinchcomb – MRE, MS, LCPC “Dan serves a niche population having extensive training and experience working with individuals that have an addiction.  He also serves clients with other mental health issues and as such has become our resident expert in dual-diagnosis treatment.  He is a team player and resource for us all.” – Kim…

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"…a counselor saved me. But not only me…"

Jun 4, 2018

  Dear Friend of CentrePointe: We recently heard this story at a CentrePointe event celebrating our work. It gives a powerful glimpse into our mission: “Imagine being in crisis and unsure of where to turn. Maybe you feel frightened. Maybe you feel ashamed to ask for help. Now imagine gathering your courage to call someone…

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