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Happy 10th Anniversary Crossroads!

 

September 8, 2018 marks TEN years that Crossroads Counseling and Life Coaching has been serving the mental health needs of Galesburg and the surrounding communities. We have been truly blessed. We are so grateful for the support and partnerships that we have developed with community members, other professionals, and community resources. Crossroads plans to remain a pillar of quality mental health care in the community for the next ten years and long into the future.

 

October 2018

 

Buddy Benches

Crossroads Counseling has continued it's mission to help end bullying through the donation of Buddy Benches to the local elementary schools. 

 

The Buddy Bench is a special bench placed on the playground where students can sit when they are having a rough day. If they are being bullied; feeling left out; needing to cool down; fighting with a friend; or feeling lonely, sad, scared, or worried; students can sit on the bench. When other students see someone sitting on the bench, they can go sit with them and be their buddy.

 

Because reducing bullying is one of the target purposes of the Buddy Bench, the counselors from Crossroads reviewed some helpful tips on how to deal with being bullied and how to defend someone else who is being bullied. The Silas Willard students participated fully in the presentation and we had a lot of fun.

 

We encouraged this take away message:

1. Every BUDDY needs a BUDDY

2. Every BUDDY is some BUDDY

3. Every BUDDY can be some BUDDY's BUDDY

 

In April 2018, we presented a bench to King Elementary School.

 

 

In October 2018, we presented a bench to Nielson Elementary School.

 

 

 

September 2018

 

New Employee

Crossroads Counseling added an eighth clinician to our roster of excellent practioners. Rhett Butler, LPC, comes to us with a variety of experience and an eagerness to be a part of our treatment team. He also is Crossroads' first male counselor. Read all about him and our other clinicians on the ABOUT US tab.

 

March 2018

 

Therapeutic Yoga Available

As of March 2018, Crossroads Counseling is adding Therapeutic Yoga Treatment to their ever-growing list of services offered.

 

Yoga based interventions have been shown to have a multitude of benefits including regulating the nervous system, improving sleep, increasing stress tolerance, and improving overall health and well-being.

 

Our newly hired counselor, Debbie Hunt, LPC, has been extensively trained in therapeutic yoga techniques for treating anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, ADHD, caregiver fatigue, and general stress. Debbie has received certificates for completing specialized training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, as well.

 

Therapeutic yoga uses techniques such as: deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation and mindfulness practices, visualization, and gentle yoga poses.  There are options for chair-based practice or mat-based practice, making yoga accessible for everyone.

 

 

May 1, 2017

 

Buddy Bench

On May 1, 2017, Crossroads donated our second Buddy Bench, this time to Silas Willard Elementary School. We are hoping to do the same for every elementary school in Galesburg. 

 

Here are a couple pictures from the Buddy Bench presentation.

 

 

January 2017

 

New Clinicians

Crossroads Counseling continues to expand to meet the growing needs of our clients and the community which we care so deeply about. As of January 2017, we have six clinicians and a financial coach who offer a wide variety of services and expertise. In the last few months, we have added a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tasha Easley, who has a great deal of experience in community mental health. In addition, on staff we now have another psychologist, Sara O'Brien, who has extensive training and preparation through her vigorous doctoral program and post-doctoral work. We are pleased to expand our psychological testing and counseling services. If you are interested in learning more, please refer to the "About Us" tab on the website or call the office to ask questions or to set up an appointment with one of our talented clinicians.

 

October 1, 2015

 

Buddy Bench

On October 1, 2015, Crossroads donated a Buddy Bench to Gale Elementary School. We are hoping to do the same for every elementary school in Galesburg.

 

Here are a couple pictures from the Buddy Bench presentation.

 

Buddy Bench Presentation
Buddy Bench

 

September 14, 2014

 

New Location

We are very thankful to be in our new location at 575 N. Kellogg Street in Galesburg, Illinois. We have more space and additional offices in a professional, but comfortable setting. We are conveniently located across the street from the Cottage Hospital Emergency Room on the corner of Kellogg and Losey Street.