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Mental Health Ministry

Mental Health Ministry

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Samaritan, through therapist Doug Bisbee, also provides these services under the Mental Health Ministry umbrella:

Mental Health Ministry

Prepares professional and volunteer faith leaders through a three-level tier training program for encounters in their faith communities with those suffering from mental health issues.

Clergy Coaching

Meet individually with clergy and other faith leaders regarding vocational issues and goal setting. This is a self-pay service.

Clergy Support Group

Facilitated groups that support clergy members and train them to be more effective leaders. This is a self-pay service.

Pre-marital/Marital Counseling:

Series of four sessions helps couples prepare for marriage and improve marital satisfaction. Participants use the Prepare and Enrich Inventory to explore the dynamics of their relationship through the lens of family background and personality traits. Premarital counseling is facilitated by one of our state-licensed counselors. These are self-pay services.

Clergy Support Staff

Doug Bisbee, M.Div., MAC, LPC

Doug served for over 20 years (ordained 1988) in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) as an associate pastor, solo pastor, mission developer, associate with the bishop, pastoral candidacy director, mission director, senior pastor, pastoral internship supervisor, and consultant in the areas of visioning, leadership & staff development, mission development & re-development, conflict resolution, and stewardship.  He is a certified Healthy Congregations Facilitator as well as a graduate of the Grace Institute of Spiritual Formation. He is a tonsured reader in the Orthodox Church in America, attending St. Matthew Orthodox Church in Green Bay with his wife. Presently, Doug is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) at Samaritan (since 2011). (920) 886-9319 ext. 107  or [email protected]

The Mental Health Ministry Initiative is a collaboration between Samaritan and NAMI Fox Valley.

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