Mental Health Support

Comfort and build each other up!

Behavioral Intervention Tips

Every child is unique. They each have a different home life, different experiences and learning processes. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ tool and sometimes things don’t work. Child’s Play Therapy Center has graciously provided the following document that provides insight into why kids act out and what tips and tricks we can use to help them get back that feeling of “calm.”

Parent Support Group

This is a 6-week long support group for parents of adolescents living with mental health challenges. Kim Bailey will return to host this class in the spring!

Mental Health First Aid

Asbury’s hosts a semi-annual Mental Health First Aid training. It takes a deep look at what happens when your child is struggling or maybe even hospitalized with a mental health issue. Email Director of Connections Angie Gongwer for information on other upcoming sessions (January 2024).

Kim Bailey, M.Ed., ALC

Facilitator Kim Bailey, M.Ed., ALC is a licensed local counselor with more than 20 years of experience working with women, youth, and families. She says this to her clients:

“If you are ready to find hope in difficult circumstances, to be empowered to move forward, and to offer yourself grace amidst challenges, I believe you can attain peace by committing to healing and acknowledging your own innate abilities to overcome.”

In addition to the classes provided by Kim Bailey, Asbury is privileged to host United Counseling: A ministry of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church that has provided counseling to children, youth, adults, couples, and families for more than 45 years. Request an appointment by calling their central office at (205) 824-8320 or by visiting their website.

Questions? Contact Director of Connections Angie Gongwer.