The counseling services at Monument Health Sturgis Clinic offer opportunities for personal development and prevention of distress, and assist in developing self-awareness, self-reliance, and self-confidence throughout the lifespan. In conjunction with primary care, Monument Health offers confidential services through crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, and confidential comprehensive assessment and mental health treatment services for children, adults, and couples located right in the clinic.
My role at the Sturgis Clinic and Hospital is primarily to provide therapy services for all lifespans. I also provide consults for emergency department, urgent care and primary care patients when needed.
My hope is to normalize mental health and to help people realize that it doesn’t matter who you are, everybody has some sort of speed bump to overcome. Mental health needs to be a part of daily conversations. Life isn’t easy, and it’s okay to seek help, whether longer short-term.
As a social worker and licensed addiction counselor, I am entrusted with people’s thoughts and feelings that are not often shared with others in their daily lives. It is a giant responsibility and something that I thoroughly enjoy. I became active in the mental health field so that I could help others better understand themselves and learn how to feel better. We all have situations that arise that cause bumps along the way, and life doesn’t stop. We are not our mental health, but we are responsible for getting ourselves back on track. Having the opportunity to have an influential role in people’s lives is exactly why I do what I do.
If a primary care physician thinks a patient may benefit from counseling services, having them in the Sturgis clinic makes it simple to facilitate an introduction and schedule future appointments.