Wellspring is a non-profit counseling center and outreach ministry that provides mental health services and education in a professional, Christian and holistic way in order to bring about transforming change in individuals, communities and for generations to come.
Wellspring reaches all types of clients in ways that are helpful to them by offering unique therapeutic experiences such as Horse Assisted Psychotherapy. Our clients are able to learn and address behavioral, emotional, traumatic, and relationship issues while interacting with horses.
BOUNCE! camp is a packaged therapeutic program for traumatized and grieving children. This healing program includes trauma and grief education, group therapy, individual therapy, and experiential learning such as art and horse-assisted psychotherapy.
Wellspring's skilled, licensed counselors offer a variety of therapeutic treatments. Our holistic approach to mental health encourages our clients to address the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, behavioral and spiritual aspects of their lives. Our therapists specialize in the following areas: Anxiety, Marriage, Depression, Trauma Recovery , Parenting, Faith & Spirituality, Addictions, Men's Issues, Children & Adolescents, Grief & Loss and more.
Individual and Family Counseling
Wellspring Counseling offers full therapy services provided by a diverse professional staff. Our therapists use a variety of techniques that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), experiential art therapies and equine-assisted therapy. Wellspring’s holistic approach to mental health encourages clients to address the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, behavioral and spiritual aspects of their lives. One of the most frequent questions we receive is how to pay for counseling services. In response to this great need, Wellspring launched its Financial Aid Fund, through which we are able to provide quality counseling and help individuals and families who want help but may not have the financial ability to pay full counseling fees.
In 2016, donors provided $7,600 in financial aid assistance for Wellspring clients. In addition, Wellspring provided, at its own expense, $195,000 in discounts to services for clients with financial needs. The Financial Aid funds helps Wellspring give away as much as possible, so that no one needs to be denied counseling because of financial distress. We are committed to help hurting individuals and encourage donations for our Financial Aid fund to help those with limited resources. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 for our Financial Aid Fund.
Wellspring believes that engaging the community in learning more about mental health provides a space for dialogue and increased awareness. As we restore hearts and minds, Wellspring is committed to reduce the shame and secrecy associated with mental illness. In 2016 Wellspring offered 26 talks, training or outreach events regarding mental health topics, locally. This year we want to expand our reach in a bigger way! We will be broadcasting from the community radio station Life FM 90.9 to provide mental health education to our community. Through conversations, interviews, resources, and wellness talks, we are aiming to promote awareness and dialogue through education. Our goal is to raise $16,800 to keep our program on the air. The financial support will allow us to develop a platform that will connect individuals with the support and services they need in order to heal.
Trauma Recovery Programs
This year, Wellspring is extending its trauma recovery program to meet the emotional needs of those recently affected by Hurricane Irma by providing trauma specific counseling. Wellspring wants to provide more free emotional support by phone, short-term trauma therapy, and take teams of therapists to areas like the southern Florida Keys and Puerto Rico to offer “emotional CPR” using the effective therapeutic techniques like EMDR, which accelerates the healing process by resolving the impact of past traumas.
Since 2009, Wellspring has been helping traumatized individuals find emotional and psychological healing. This year our Trauma Recovery Program funded $34,000 to support the healing of 30 traumatized youth through our Bounce! Program. The Bounce! Program, staffed with professional therapists at a Wellspring Counseling site is an intensive one-week program that supports traumatized youth to bounce back from traumatic life experiences, such as abuse, violence, loss, or serious illness. This year our goal is to provide 3 trauma resolution programs in Miami-Dade County, in addition to the two one-week intensive summer programs. At Wellspring, we are uniquely prepared to provide the latest trauma resolution treatments - trauma and grief education, horse-assisted therapy, art learning experiences, and biofeedback - in order to promote healing.