Innovative Walk-In Counseling Center thriving after nearly 50 years
When Kay Bochert discovered Walk-In Counseling Center, it was the early 80s, and she was a freshly minted social worker with a master’s degree. She was invited to join a private practice, but she declined. “I wanted to be in the community.” She found Walk-In Counseling Center and applied to volunteer there, providing free counseling services… continue reading
This is what I (Mary) wrote on April 19 for our e-newsletter:With the world watching Minneapolis during the Chauvin trial, and the tragedy and unrest of the past week, our community is dealing with tremendous disruption, grief and fear.Some are finding a listening ear — and hope — by contacting Walk-In by phone or video… continue reading
“Helping Clients Manage Anxiety,” (2 CEUs, $20), a training for mental health professionals, was presented by Christopher Vye, PhD., L.P., Chair, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of St. Thomas, on March 25. Many thanks to Prof. Vye! About the Presenter: Dr. Christopher (Chris) Vye speaks frequently to professional audiences about the assessment and treatment… continue reading
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Sometimes a social worker can change your life. Walk-In volunteer Peter D. has a story about that. Peter had recently returned from the Vietnam, where he was deployed in Saigon to apply his Army training in preventive medicine. “We were making sure the water was safe to drink, that we had an impossible job of… continue reading
Walk-In Counseling Center has won the 2020 Trisha A. Stark Community Involvement Award from the Minnesota Psychological Association. The award is for “significant contribution to the community” through the involvement of psychologist volunteers to “improve mental health of individuals or the community at large.” “We are thrilled and honored to be recognized this way,” said… continue reading
When Trisha Stark, PhD LP, thinks of Walk-In, she thinks of community. Starting as a volunteer counselor in the 1980s, Trisha has been a supervisor, board member and all-around supporter of Walk-In. “Thinking back on my volunteer days, I really enjoyed the hours spent hanging out in the team room and the kitchen, the hub… continue reading
Renowned author Bill Doherty, PhD, LP, LMFT provided an on-line couples counseling training to Walk-In volunteers and other professional clinicians on Oct. 6, entitled “Working With Couples in A Time of Pandemic and Polarization.” Walk-In would like to thank Dr. Doherty for providing an excellent training!
That Kesha R. has chosen social work as her career seems a natural choice. She comes from a family of helpers. “When I was little, a neighbor had a mental health crisis, and my dad was the one calm person who could go in and make it better,” she recalls. Today, Kesha is a Walk-In… continue reading
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