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Understanding Your Grief Group

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Understanding Your Grief Group

This group will use Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s book, Understanding Your Grief, as a guide. The description from his book describes what this group will explore together: Think of your grief as a wilderness—a vast, inhospitable forest. You must journey through this wilderness. To find your way out, you must become acquainted with its terrain and learn to follow the sometimes hard-to-find trail that leads to healing. In the wilderness of your grief, the touchstones are your trail markers. They are the signs that let you know you are on the right path. When you learn to identify and rely on the touchstones, you will find your way to hope and healing. 
 
This group is open to various kinds of grief, not just death of a loved one. You may be grieving the loss of a job, marriage, physical health, etc. These are things we all grieve and should be recognized in our culture as losses.
 
Thursday evenings, beginning February 25 and ending April 29
7- 8:30 pm on Zoom
 
This group is limited to eight participants plus the two leaders – Rebecca Capistrant, CT and Gwen Verhoff, CT.
 
The fee is $50 and all participants will receive a copy of Understanding Your Grief and the accompanying journal. Scholarships are available; please ask if needed.

If you are interested, please contact Rebecca (rcapistrant@cstoneohio.org or 614-459-3003 ext. 810) or Gwen at (gverhoff@cstoneohio.org or 614-459-3003 ext. 814).

An Update from John Cassell, Executive Director

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Having recently transitioned from Acting Director to Executive Director of Cornerstone, I would like to thank our supporters and provide a brief but long-overdue update of where we are as an organization.

To our supporters…I fully understand that your past and/or present support for Cornerstone was most likely connected to your love and friendship with Bob and Linda Uhle. Likewise, it was our friendship with Bob and Linda that pulled my wife Krista and I into the Cornerstone mission – she as a Life Coach and me as a Board Member. Like all of us who knew Bob Uhle closely, there is still a hole in our hearts that he once occupied as truth-speaking friend, encourager, jokester, and brother in Christ.

Reflecting over the past two and a half years, I’m amazed at how God has worked through a series of significant events too numerous to list, and how God was working in the previous years to prepare all of us for these events. Several years ago, Bob began floating the idea of my succeeding him as Director of Cornerstone. At first I couldn’t see a path. I was 15 years into a successful career with a good company and the thought of walking away was overwhelming, perhaps even irresponsible. I told God it would take a miracle on His part for Bob’s vision for me to materialize.

But God had a plan. Today, Cornerstone occupies a beautifully remodeled 4,000 square foot facility on Bethel Road with 13 counseling offices, 15 counselors, 3 coaches, and 7 interns. We have remained true to the mission that Bob and Linda advocated for Cornerstone:

  • Help hurting families and individuals, regardless of financial means – We provide high-quality Christian Counseling and Coaching, regardless of an individual’s insurance coverage or ability to pay. In 2019, Cornerstone provided $183,000 in no-cost or low-cost counseling and coaching to 325 families. Hurting families and individuals are getting the help they need with parenting and marriage, anxiety and depression, addiction and substance abuse, and many other areas.
  • Promote Christian counseling and coaching in Central Ohio – We provide internship opportunities for Counselor Trainees who have completed their educational requirements to complete their required 600 hours of supervised counseling. This enables them to obtain their Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation and begin their own practice.
  • Share the Gospel – Each month, about two-thirds of our counselors, coaches, and counselor trainees report that they have had an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ at least once as part of their practice. Many clients have received Christ or come to a deeper understanding of His love, grace, and healing as a result.

Our leadership team consists of Tracy Whiteside, LPCC-S, who serves as Clinical Director. Tracy oversees our Counselor Trainees, performs a long list of administrative duties, and provides supervision for our interns while maintaining her own practice. She also teaches weekly as a professor at Ashland University. Our Coaching Director is Krista Cassell, BCALC, who oversees coaching practices and development, and uses her hospitality talent to ensure that our clients enjoy a beautiful and relaxing environment. I am blessed to say that Krista is also my wife of 29 years. Finally, I left my employer after 17 years, became part owner of a remodeling company, and now split my time between entrepreneur and Executive Director of Cornerstone.

Bob was right, miracles happen.

John Cassell, Executive Director

Donations in Memory of Bob Uhle

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CornerStone is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and accepts donations to further their outreach to the central Ohio community. Accordingly, CornerStone offers reduced fee adjustments (scholarships) for those with qualified need in order to provide access to counseling for those with limited means to pay for services. Each year, Cornerstone provides approximately $180,000 in pro bono and discounted services to over 200 families.

Donors may choose to designate their donation “In Memory of Robert Uhle” by checking the box in the donation form: https://cornerstonefamilyservices.org/donate/

All messages submitted via the donation form will go to the Uhle Family.

Bob Uhle