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June 21, 2010

Moving forward

Things are moving forward here despite latent side effects from treatments (numb digits and hearing loss). I am back a group supervision even though I do not have clients (yet!). I am really happy to be getting back into the groove.

Speaking of which, many of you responded when we opened our SOS (Support our Students) non-profit psychotherapy office in Santa Rosa. Now that I am just about ready to head back to work I am excited to announce that we are moving forward with trying to open an office in Petaluma where I will continue my internship.

SOS (www.soscounseling.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency which began in 1991 and has developed into a highly awarded collaboration with the Sonoma State Counseling Department and its graduate training clinic, Santa Rosa Rotary, Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Schools, local foundations, and many other community supporters.

Our mission is to help students and their families find personal, academic, and social success. We provide free counseling services to schools and a low fee/sliding scale to the community.

SOS Counseling Services are available to people of all ages - adults, couples, families, children, adolescents, and groups. Our service provides Spanish and ASL counseling.

We are looking for funding, office space, and, eventually, furniture. We are hoping to find donated space in an existing office that the lessee or owner would allow us to occupy as a tax write off. We need one office approximately 200 sq. ft., but would love that plus a larger room for families and groups. We'll consider anything to get our services to the very needy in Petaluma.

If you have contacts in Sonoma County who might be interested in supporting or wish to donate to our push to provide free and sliding scale mental health services to south Sonoma County, please drop me an email (michael@soscounseling.org) or call me on 707 799 9500.


Michael Morris, MFT Intern

Posted by Michael at June 21, 2010 10:39 AM