Barnabas Center
Barnabas Center

COVID-19 Update – Appointments Available

The Barnabas Center for Counseling has served Savannah and the Coastal Empire for almost 25 years. There is a great need for families to get help to deal with depression, anxiety, and stress as we all cope with the effects of the Corona Virus (COVID-19). We offer individual, marriage, and family therapy for all ages, all of our therapist are state-licensed. Due to the mandated closure, we have been offering our services through video or phone counseling sessions. We will continue to offer telemental health services until the mandated closures are lifted. For updates and more information contact the office at 912-352-7638 or check our Facebook page at Barnabas Center Savannah.

Traditions: Keeping the Old and Making the New by Bill Immel, LPC

Traditions, we all have them. They are the special things we do with family and friends during the holiday season. The “big three holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s all come within a sixty-day window every year. Making it exciting, and at times overwhelming. If you have children, you know that some holiday traditions are naturally outgrown (i.e. riding Santa’s train at the mall). But some traditions can carry on for a long time like watching the special holiday movies, sitting around the fire pit, or playing board games, etc.

I would like to propose possibly beginning a new tradition this year. It could be anything that connects the meaning of the holiday with the theme of gratitude. This is fairly common at Thanksgiving when we go around the table each taking a turn sharing something, we are grateful. A new tradition could be feeding the homeless on Christmas Day, or volunteering at church for a Fall family night event. It could be bringing gifts to the Safe Shelter or giving out blankets to the homeless on New Year’s Day. Just see what your church or favorite social services agency is planning and get involved, you and your family will be blessed in return. Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season full of new traditions!

By Bill Immel, LPC