Growing Our Impact: Mental Health

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The past year has been one in which many people have grappled with their mental health and the instability of their environment.

With the pandemic limiting in-person interactions, the Four Oaks Enterprise had to adapt and find new ways to deliver services. Our therapy services pivoted to incorporate virtual therapy as an option in an effort to serve as many as possible despite the limitations facing our staff and clients.

“It provided our children and families with some consistency in a time when there were a lot of unknowns for all of us,” Blake Johnson, a Four Oaks Therapist, said. “Even though it was different meeting someone over a screen instead of real life, there were still a lot of advantages. Most importantly, we were able to see a lot of kids we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to.”

“Luke” (not his real name), one of Blake’s youth therapy clients, was grateful for the virtual option.

“My online meetings with Blake are the same as they would be if we were in person,” Luke said. “It was soothing to know that counseling was still an option. Four Oaks has not only helped me to become a better person, but it has also helped me get my relationship with my mother back. Blake is a great counselor and I love meeting with him.”