Thank you, Jerry!

August 17, 2016 NCC recognized the dedicated service of Jerry Bitz this week at the Board of Directors meeting. Jerry finished his third three-year term and is rotating off the…

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Thank you, Jerry!
Jerry Bitz (center) is surrounded by members of the NCC Board of Directors, from left Sr. Sarah Deeby, Executive Director Erin Peters, Kyle Eilenfeldt, Christine Tracey, Rich Katz, Natalie Osburn, Julie Rowland, Bethany Bacci, and Michelle Meyer.

Putting for Purpose

August 12, 2016 It’s not often you see bowling on the golf course, but you could at the Colwood Golf Center in Northeast Portland on Sunday, August 7. Bowling with…

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Putting for Purpose
Rich Katz (top) watches his wife Barb’s bowling form during one of the hole’s contests.

Peace On Earth

July 26, 2016 Let there be peace on earth…and let it begin with me Most of us have had warm feelings singing that old song. With our current climate of…

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NCC Founders Interviewed

When The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center was founded 30 years ago, therapy was done from borrowed rooms using second-hand furniture. Those humble beginnings were highlighted on July 19 with a…

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NCC Founders Interviewed
Sr. Sarah Deeby (from left), Sr. Barbara Kennedy, and Sr. Lisa Sheridan hold the Papal blessings they received as part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of NCC.

Happy – The Myth

March 31, 2016 A common misunderstanding among people who feel depressed is about the term “Happy” or “Happiness”. The misunderstanding can be cleared up in one sentence: Those are feelings…

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30th Anniversary Celebration

March 31, 2016 30 years ago people didn’t talk much about mental health. What a difference three decades make! On Saturday, April 30, 220 people gathered at the German American Society in…

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30th Anniversary Celebration
Founding Sisters, (from left) Sr. Barbara Kennedy, Sr. Lisa Sheridan and Sister Sarah Deeby (far right), are joined by the Servants of Mary Provincial Sr. Mary Gehringer (second from right) to celebrate the 30 year milestone.

Back to Balance-Mental Health Tip

March 31, 2016 Once upon a time, Rabbi was asked, “I break every New Year’s resolution I make.  What can I do about this?  The Rabbi answered, “ “Resolve to…

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Coping with Trauma in Children

March 31, 2016 Children, like adults, struggle to make sense of trauma. They also respond differently to trauma because they may lack the complex thinking skills needed to understand the…

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