Posted on August 21, 2020
Amber Dopler, LISW, has joined the Lutheran Family Service Christian counseling team as a master’s-level prepared and experienced mental health and marriage counselor. Her office is located in Bettendorf, Iowa and can serve clients in-person throughout the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities area. Amber can also serve clients located anywhere in the state of Iowa through telehealth/distance counseling via smartphone, tablet or computer.
Posted on May 7, 2020
by Toni Larson, LISW
High school students, especially seniors, are likely going to experience feelings of loss as they miss out on having a “normal” senior year. Things like homecoming, prom, graduation, year-end parties, award ceremonies, senior plays, sports competitions, state meets and even classes will all be different than what they had envisioned as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted on April 23, 2020
What we are facing in these days of COVID-19 pandemic requires the same vigilance when it comes to our relationships with other people. Social distancing may make it more difficult, but at the same time, more demanding that we are aware of other people in our lives and how the stress of the situation is affecting them.
Posted on April 1, 2020
Social distancing doesn’t have to mean isolation or loneliness. We need to keep older adults safe, but also keep in mind that social isolation can have a negative impact on older people’s immunity and mental health…
Posted on March 23, 2020
How do we grow in faith while “sheltered in place”? The Holy Spirit gives us two simple things to consider through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (2:4).
Posted on March 18, 2020
In a whirlwind of events, families are finding themselves quarantined at home with their children for an unknown period of time due to the threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Posted on February 21, 2020
Pornography has been known to devastate marriages, cause personal physical problems, wreak havoc on emotional well-being, present inaccurate portrayals of women, and undermine spiritual relationships with God and others.