Good counseling costs a lot of money. But not always, thanks to Dr. Michael Leach. He has opened Richland Oaks Counseling Center right in the middle of a multicultural area and commits to providing services that are
and culturally responsive for all who participate.
Right across the street from Richland College near Abrams Road and Walnut St., “ROCC” provides easy access.
How does he do it? First, he focuses on social justice rather than making a lot of money for himself. That’s the kind of guy he is. A highly trained and skilled therapist and educator himself, he opts to supervise doctoral students and master’s level students from Argosy University and other graduate schools in the Dallas area.
He holds to a vision of a community in which staff, clients and various community organizations join in supporting persons with mental health needs so that all persons have the opportunity, including the necessary services and supports, to participate, with dignity, in the life of the community, with its freedoms, responsibilities, rewards, and consequences.
So, here’s a good man doing a good thing in the community. How can you benefit from this service? Give them a call at 469-619-7622. Check out their Facebook page by clicking here . Then, give them a try. Some cynics say about counseling, “What you want, you can’t afford and what you can afford, you don’t want.” Here’s a refreshing exception.
The video report of NBC’s John Yang states the statistics but spins the trend in a shallow way. Okay, increased freedom and independence may be part of divorce adjustment. Starting to do things you’ve always wanted to do sounds like a positive adjustment. But it doesn’t sound to me like people are learning much by simply “getting used to going solo at middle age.” I have some questions.
How can a couple learn to do more of what they want to do by helping each other?
Doesn’t learning how to build a relationship of intimacy sound more like growing into adulthood?
Where does personal growth fit into the picture? I don’t believe “it is what it is” any more than “I am what I am.” too static for me. Seems to me that a healthy marriage is one that stimulates personal growth for each person!
If “knowing God” is our ultimate goal in life (and I think it should be), then shouldn’t we devote ourselves to any and every means of complying with His design?
Do you have some questions? Let’s hear them.