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Dealing with Cancer – 3 Reasons Why Counseling Can Help

Mental Health

Posted on September 2, 2021
by Rev. Andrew Johnson

If you have dealt with cancer, if you’ve walked alongside someone who has had cancer, or if you’re currently in the midst of battling cancer, here are 3 reasons it might be time to receive counseling.

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Confronting Your Addiction

Churchworker Support

Posted on July 3, 2021
by Toni Larson, LISW

The thought of having an addiction can be frightening.  So frightening, that taking a hard look at what is happening may be avoided. 

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Meet Amy Hull!

Marriage

Posted on October 29, 2020

Amy brings over 19 years of counseling experience to the team providing individual, couple, and family therapy. She specializes in helping people with anxiety, depression, anger, stress, grief, relationship issues, bipolar and mood disorders, life transitions, and couples experiencing marital issues.

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Meet Amber Dopler!

Lutheran Family Service News

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.

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Caregiver Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19

Posted on May 19, 2020

“There’s the anxiety of caregiving for their loved one. But there’s also their own anxiety around falling into the high-risk category for catching COVID-19 themselves.”

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Helping High School Students Cope With Loss

COVID-19

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.

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See Something Say Something

COVID-19

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.

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Take a Deep Breath

COVID-19

Posted on April 7, 2020

Take a deep breath. We may need to speak it to ourselves because of growing concerns about our health and the health and safety of our loved ones.

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Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health of Elderly

COVID-19

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…

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Hope and Help during Tough Times

COVID-19

Posted on March 31, 2020

With people finding themselves isolated at home and uncertain about the future, stress can increase, and thoughts of suicide may make their way into your days.

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