Pastoral Counseling Services
The Counseling Center offers a variety of services to our clients, including:
- Couple counseling
- Individual counseling
- Marriage counseling
- Pre-marital counseling
- Family counseling
- Group therapy
- Divorce recovery counseling
- Grief counseling
Living with our Loss
The Miami Valley Hospital Pastoral Care Department offers bereavement support groups for adults who have had a loved one die and would like help in dealing with their loss. Our grief support groups offer a supportive and healing environment where persons can share their experiences, learn about the grieving process, and identify some new coping skills that promote healing. Meetings are free of charge and open to any adult in the community who has lost a love one.
Time: Mondays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Miami Valley Hospital South, 2400 Miami Valley Dr., Dayton, Ohio, Chapel
Contact: Pastoral Care at (937) 208-6619
Living with our Loss Bereavement Support Groups dates:
Groups Meet Once a Week for Six Weeks:
September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20
December 1 – Special session to assist with the Holiday Season
Good Grief Work Group
The purpose of the Good Grief Work Group is to create an environment where surviving family, friends and significant others can: Receive Support, Give Compassion, and Learn Coping Skills.
Grief is our whole body’s response to loss. No one escapes having to say goodbye to someone who has died. The Good Grief Work Group seeks to provide help for those going through the grief of bereavement. If you (or someone you know) would benefit from participating in this group, call (937) 208-2499 and register. There is no charge to participate.
Led by John Maze, Chaplain and Steven Ingram, Pastoral Counselor, Thursdays, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
409 East Monument Ave., Suite 201
Dayton Ohio 45402
If you have question call (937) 208-2499.
Seminars and Workshops
In addition to offering a variety of counseling services to patients, the Counseling Center also provides personal enrichment experiences for local congregations and organizations through seminars, workshops, and retreats.
Seminar topics include:
- Creating a Healthier Congregation
- Clergy Support Groups
- Communication with Couples
- Blended Family Dynamics
- Managing Stress
- Chemical Dependency
- The Spirituality of Work
- Biblical Themes of Humor
- The “Common Colds” of Mental Health
- Societal Influences on Emotional Health and Wellness
- “When bad things happen again and again”
- Spiritual Autobiography
- Teen and Adult Suicide
- Grief and Loss
- Grief and Loss Training for Lay Leaders
- Conflict Resolution
- Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory
- Dreams and Spirituality
- How the Covenant works for your Congregations
- Caring for those who are Hurting
For more information on these seminars, please contact Susan McKinney at (937) 208-6606.