Westminster Counseling Center Hires Executive Director

by Paul Arbisi, Board President, Westminster Counseling Center

The Board of the Westminster Counseling Center (WCC) is pleased to announce that after a two-year pause, the Counseling Center is starting the process to resume operation and fulfill its mission to be a place of healing for individuals, couples, and families within the Twin Cities community. During the pause in operations, the WCC Board has been hard at work planning a more robust organizational structure and sustainable business model in order for the WCC to provide mental health services to members of the community who may otherwise not have access to those services.

The first step in the relaunch was to hire an Executive Director for the WCC. The Board is excited and pleased to welcome Steve Palmer, MA, LMFT, as the executive director. Steve has worked as a therapist in several settings. For the past decade, Steve has worked at MHealth Fairview as a supervisor and an embedded mental health provider in medical care settings. Importantly, he has first-hand experience with WCC, where he spent several years working as a therapist in his early career. Additionally, Steve has a master’s degree in theology from the University of St. Thomas and brings a profound appreciation for the spiritual dimension when addressing mental health issues. Steve is sensitive to the impact of various traumas on the client’s relationship to self, others, and the transcendent, and excited to connect with partners across our city to discover how we can help serve the needs of our community through spiritually informed, evidence-based mental health care!

The Board anticipates that the Westminster Counseling Center will begin to provide services on a limited basis by early summer with a gradual resumption of full operations by early in 2025. In the meantime, watch the WCC webpage for further announcements. Please reach out to Steve with any questions and to welcome him back to Westminster.

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