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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Crosswinds Counseling and Wellness has spearheaded a number of efforts in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month. “We are hosting a number of events and activities throughout the month to recognize Mental Health Month,” Clarice Podrebarac, marketing and outreach director with CrossWinds, said. “This year… Learn More

CrossWinds Celebrates One Year Since Re-branding

It has been a year since CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness changed its name and began an extensive rebranding campaign — one which is proving quite successful. “The name change and rebranding has gone very well,” Rob Runquist, CrossWinds CEO said. “It has been a really… Learn More

Newman Regional Health

By Jessie Wagoner jessie@emporia.com Jan 14, 2017 Updated Jan 14, 2017 Newman Regional Health Responds to Psychiatric Needs When an individual experiences a psychiatric emergency and is a danger to themselves or others, they will receive the most appropriate healthcare in a psychiatric hospital. However,… Learn More

Questions Answered Regarding CrossWinds Vehicles

By Jessie Wagoner jessie@emporia.comDec 23, 2016 Editors note: We have had several readers present questions about the CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness vehicles they have seen around town. We have attempted to answer all questions that have been asked. Q. How can CrossWinds afford new vehicles… Learn More

CrossWinds Experiences Big Changes in 2016

By Jessie Wagoner jessie@emporia.com Dec 17, 2016 CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness has experienced a busy year. Funding cuts, a name change and a new chief executive officer all played a part. “We have had a lot of changes this year,” CEO Rob Runquist said. “Probably… Learn More

CrossWinds Reaches out to Legislators

CrossWinds Reaches out to Legislators By Jessie Wagoner jessie@emporia.com   CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness hosted its annual legislative reception on Wednesday evening. While the reception is a long-standing tradition, this year’s reception was quite different from previous years. This year, in addition to inviting local… Learn More

Treating Trauma with EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Kate Primeau, therapist at CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness, has seen many consumers benefit from EMDR. Primeau was… Learn More

Governor Brownback Signs Proclamation for Suicide Prevention Week

TOPEKA – Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Thursday designating September 5-11 as Suicide Prevention Week in the State of Kansas. Suicide Prevention Week is recognized nationally as a time to raise awareness and educate people concerning suicide prevention. It is observed in conjunction with… Learn More

A Progressive Approach

Since Rob Runquist took the helm as executive director of CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness in November of 2015 there have been many changes — one of the first being a significant name change. Runquist served as the Chief Financial Officer for the center for two… Learn More

Trauma Relief

John Robinson/Gazette CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the clinic’s rebranding from The Mental Health Center for East Central Kansas. Helping individuals that have experienced trauma can be challenging. Trauma can occur in a number of ways and the symptoms… Learn More

Grant provides learning opportunities

John Robinson/Gazette The Emporia Public Schools Board of Education met for a meeting on Wednesday. The board heard the results of the Collaborative Improvement and Innovative Network which allowed the district to meet with 11 other school districts from around the United States The Collaborative… Learn More

WAIS-IV and MMPI-2 Assessment Training

An opportunity for clinicians to refresh their skills in using assessments in their practice will be held on Aug. 12 at CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness, in Emporia. Two 3-hour sessions – WAIS-IV, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and MMPI-2, 1:15-4:15 p.m. – will refresh clinicians’ skills in… Learn More

Supported Employment Increases Stability

Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2016  By Jessie Wagoner jessie@emporia.com Andrea Myers’ job is helping others find and maintain employment. In her employment at CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness she assists individuals with mental illness in their quest for employment, providing support to both the individuals and… Learn More

Offering Neurofeedback

By Jessie Wagoner jessie@emporia.com CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness is the first mental health center in the state to offer consumers neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is using brainwave training to teach the brain to work at its fullest capacity and switch gears as needed for the task at… Learn More

Therapy Dog on Staff

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 8:15 am By Jessie Wagoner jessie@emporia.com CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness has a new employee — Maddie. Maddie saunters into CrossWinds on four paws ready to get to work with her handler, Lauren Rickner. Maddie is a trained therapy dog that… Learn More

CrossWinds Opens Their Doors to the Community

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:15 am By Jessie Wagoner jessie@emporia.com CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness hosted an open house for community members to come explore the new children’s service building located at 315 S. Market St. The building was formerly used as the Kansas Avenue… Learn More

Collaboration benefits those in need

Collaboration to meet consumer needs is the goal of a new partnership between CrossWinds Counseling and Wellness and Corner House, Inc. “We had a situation where we were providing alcohol and drug services and Corner House was providing alcohol and drug services and it was… Learn More

Jones Trust helps fund expansion of children’s program

A program to help children with emotional and behavioral concerns received a big boost to expand services this week when the Jones Trust awarded a significant grant to CrossWinds. The Walter S. and Evan C. Jones Testamentary Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, selected the… Learn More

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