Donors of GCHR gather to raise support for mental healthcare

On Thursday, Sept. 29, more than 50 donors and friends of Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal (GCHR) gathered at the home of Susan and Dean Allen to learn about current community needs around mental health and to raise support. The need for resources around providing mental health continues to grow. 1 in 5 adults experiences a mental health condition every year. Various initiatives have been put in place nationwide and recently in New York City through ThriveNYC. Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal seeks to join these efforts to increase the availability of excellent counseling services through expanded efforts and increase of its scholarship provision.

Over the years, therapists have seen individuals and families foregoing counseling despite facing difficult seasons of anxiety, depression, marital conflict and other needs. The reason they give is the cost of receiving a number of counseling sessions. The average client normally is seen for five to six sessions with scholarship.

During the evening’s fund and friend-raiser in the Allen’s home on Greenwich Cove, GCHR therapist and Certified Recovery Coach Ginny Gray, LCSW, shared how hard recovery is for the alcoholic or addict, along with available resources in the community. A former client, Chad Dreas, shared his own testimony about how helpful and healing counseling from the Center was when he experienced emptiness despite his high performance in the corporate world.

Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal is known for its team of experienced and licensed therapists who are capable of addressing a variety of topics and ages like substance abuse addiction, play therapy for children as young as three, divorce and anxiety, among others. The team consists of ten seasoned therapists including a licensed psychologist. As reports of opioid addictions increase in Fairfield County, the Center is a vital place of healing in the community as a central hub that can cross-refer and provide resources to clients.

More information on counseling resources and scholarship availability can be found by calling the office at 203-340-0816 or emailing [email protected]

Donors from Riverside, Greenwich, and the surrounding area came together to learn about the impact and continued need for excellent counseling services.

Donors from Riverside, Greenwich, and the surrounding area came together to learn about the impact and continued need for excellent counseling services.

Ginny Gray, LCSW, therapist and certified recovery coach (right), who provides intensive case management for those seeking recovery, chats with guests.

Ginny Gray, LCSW, therapist and certified recovery coach (right), who provides intensive case management for those seeking recovery, chats with guests.

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