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Early in 2011 a group of mental health professionals, all long-time colleagues working together in a rural community, began a process of collaboration for the purpose of pursuing a responsive and fiscally responsible model of service to the region.
Senator discusses heroin, opioid abuse with Vernon County officials.Read more →
Every day, fear buries me like rocks from the sky, urging me to accept an early grave. I am the hammer that crushes rock, one by one.Read more →
This week, May 3-9 is Child Mental Health Awareness Week, and is intended to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health. Positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. Addressing the complex mental health needs of children, youth, and families today is fundamental to the future of our community.
Vernon County is developing comprehensive, coordinated mental health services for children, youth, and families. It is appropriate that a week should be set apart each year for the direction of our thoughts toward our children’s mental health and well-being.
CenterPoint Counseling Services Cooperative, through its unique approach to serving children and adolescents, is effectively caring for mental health needs of children, youth, and families in our community. Center Point has a collaborative relationship with nearby schools to address behavioral and emotional needs of children and adolescents. As rare as it is to have rural psychiatrists, the Vernon County area is very fortunate to have a child and adolescent psychiatrist, Martha Karlstad M.D..
We recognize it takes many community members, united, along with families, to provide the needs of children with additional struggles. It’s best to recognize mental health problems of children, to address and treat sooner, rather than later, to prevent growing problems related to unmet and untreated mood disorders, attention problems, adjustment and substance issues. Demonstrating a caring and knowledgeable approach to our youngest folks, helps establish a less stigmatizing and more effective way of resolving these issues before they establish engrained patterns, destructive relationships, and painful reputations.
If your child is struggling with any of these areas, make an appointment at CenterPoint Counseling Services Cooperative. We have talented, well trained professionals that can assess and support a path towards a healthier and happier child.
Cheri Hagerman, MSSW, LCSW
Yoga Class for PTSD & Anxiety, Presented by: Donna Jolley, MS, LCSW & Daniel Marko, BA, Yoga Teacher Yoga offers an excellent system of practices which can help you cope with post-traumatic stress and/or anxiety, by training your body to relax and teaching your body and mind to better manage stress.Read more →
Center Point Counseling Services Cooperative wishes our community members a safe and happy holiday season.Read more →
Winter is essentially here in Wisconsin and in our latitudinal neighborhood around the planet, and the winter holiday reminders have been inevitably inundating us (since before Halloween this year).Read more →
Food is a truly a wonderful way to share the bounty of the fall harvest, the reunion of family and friends, and honor our religious beliefs.Read more →
It’s that time of year again when we all feel the tug of pleasing and entertaining our loved ones and our not so loved ones.Read more →
With the Holidays comes our love of gift giving.Often we find ourselves in January crying over a credit card bill that reflects this. So, how do we express to our loved ones the place they have in our heart without breaking the bank or losing our minds?Read more →
In collaboration, Center Point Counseling Services Cooperative and Vernon Memorial Healthcare are excited to introduce Martha Karlstad, MD to the Vernon County community.Read more →
New Center Point practitioner Christine Dressler, APNP, PMHNP-BC. Christine is Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Prescriber who facilitates medication management.Read more →
In an article by Faye Martins, she shares a study conducted at Harvard and Brigham Young University that reported after ten weeks of participating in a regular yoga class, veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) had significantly less symptomology…Read more →
The Domestic Abuse Intervention Program (DAIP), as facilitated by trained professionals, utilizes a research based curriculum for helping men identify and change beliefs that encourage the use of violence…Read more →
In our psychotherapy practice, our approach is to apply cognitive and verbal processing, as this is the training and the tradition of the social worker and professional mental health counselor. But, we are always aware that there are multiple things going on for the client when we are conversing or they are “processing out loud.”Read more →
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