Letter to the Community Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19.
With levels of anxiety and concern rising daily due to Coronavirus COVID-19, it feels more important than ever to fulfill our nonprofit mission of providing affordable mental health counseling. Daemion Counseling Center is committed to keeping our staff, our clients, and our community safe.
In keeping with that commitment, we want you to know that we will continue to deliver high-quality mental health counseling and programs to the community, with a few changes in place until further notice.
- Our hours of operation have not changed. Our staff is available (via phone or email most reliably) from 9:00-5:00 EST Monday-Friday. Evening appointments are available.
- We will be changing the format of our in-person counseling sessions to videoconferencing.
- You may also speak directly to your therapist on the telephone after you have scheduled an appointment.
In light of these developments, it is important that we stay connected. We are working hard to ensure your needs are met.
Please know that we are here if you have any questions or concerns. We are available at Kaitlen@Daemioncounseling.org or by phone 610-647-1431 Ext. 105.
You may leave a message for Kaitlen and she will return you phone call as soon as possible. We will keep you apprised of developments at Daemion Counseling Center as we move forward through this challenging time.
All the very best of health to you and yours,
Marti Magee, President/CEO
Daemion Counseling Center - We give hope one hour at a time.
Daemion Counseling Center is a community based mental health center. Since 1970, we have continuously served clients in southeastern Pennsylvania (Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties).
As a small and responsive organization, we are able to see clients within days of their call. We offer intimacy and proficiency of a private practice with the flexibility of a counseling center. Daemion’s services rely on the expertise of our professional licensed therapists and counselors and their ability to help clients learn, change, and grow.
Daemion Counseling Center’s highly qualified staff uses innovative and time-honored therapy models, careful examination of individual client progress and outcomes, and participation in ongoing professional education to establish and maintain credibility in the counseling field. We treat clients from age 14 and up.
Daemion adheres to ACA ethical guidelines concerning confidentiality. No client information is given to anyone without the written authorization of the client.
For more information about Daemion Counseling Center, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 610-647-1431.
We give hope one hour at a time.
Call 610-647-1431 (M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Joe's Positivity Ride
The Positivity Ride was started in 2018 by board member Joe Koebele and has gained a following to benefit Daemion Counseling Center. The ride begins in Philadelphia and ends in Cape May, New Jersey. Riders may donate to ride and supporters may sponsor or make donations to support the organization on behalf of the ride.
Support his efforts by clicking on the link below or text: joesride2021 to 76278
(note: you will need to set up a GiveSmart account to donate online)
The Pandemic is Jeopardizing the Mental Health of our Youth
(Source: The MLO Minute: By Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed., Director of Marketing and Community Outreach)
The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the lives of individuals everywhere and has had an adverse effect on the mental health of many people. Children and teens have been particularly affected by the drastic changes that have occurred over the past year. Last March, just as we were coming out of the dark of winter, spring seemed right around the corner.
Read full article on The MLO Minute
COVID-19 and mental health: Feeling anguish is normal and is not a disorder
(Source: The Conversation)
COVID-19 and mental health: Feeling anguish isAs the pandemic rages on, people continue to talk about their emotional distress and a growing sense of despair. Some mental health researchers suggest the increased reports of depression and anxiety indicate a rise in mental disorders stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. But is this actually the case? normal and is not a disorder.
Read full article on The Conversation
The impact of Daemion Counseling upon the community we serve
Daemion Counseling Center has proudly served the Community for almost 50 years by providing awareness, education, outreach on mental health. In addition, it has providing individual family/couples/counseling, anger management programs, and drug and alcohol evaluations.
Many thanks to Monzo Media Productions for their video support!
Want to Know How to Help a Friend?
Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency
Student Mental Health Guide: Learn how to help a friend with this infographic. Know the 10 common warning signs to look for, start the conversation and offer support. Be a friend, and get advice. (Infographic courtesy of NAMI)
Working Remotely During COVID-19: Your Mental Health & Well-Being
(From: American Psychiatric Association Foundation: Center for Workplace Mental Health)
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is presenting new and unique major challenges. We are navigating unchartered waters with this virus making it important to find new ways to work and interact while also taking care of our mental health and well-being.
Many are teleworking full-time for the first time, isolated from co-workers, friends and family. Our daily living routines are disrupted causing added anxiety, stress and strain physically, mentally, and financially. It is completely natural for this disruption and uncertainty to lead to anxiety and stress.
Now more than ever, we all must take care of our mental health and well-being. As we protect ourselves against potential exposure to the Coronavirus, keep in mind that social distancing does not mean social isolation. This resource provides practical tips on taking care of our mental health and well-being.
Give HOPE, one hour at a time
At Daemion Counseling Center, COVID-19 has changed our therapy delivery from 100% face-to-face counseling sessions to 100% virtual or telehealth counseling sessions. It is important to note that the integrity and effectiveness of our service delivery has not suffered in any way. We have been happy to witness the effectiveness of using telehealth with both existing and new clients. While we have observed a 29.4% increase in clients this year, year over year, unfortunately we have experienced a 34.5% or $71,000 loss of fundraising event revenues we were unable to hold in the same time period.
Double your gift: In celebration of our 50th anniversary, an anonymous donor has stepped forward to match up to $10,000 in community donations. Inspired by this individual, the Board of Directors has agreed to also match up to $10,000. As a result, each dollar you donate will be matched by two dollars. We ask you to kindly consider our challenge in increments of $50 in recognition of Daemion Counseling Center’s 50th anniversary.