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ADD Resources Update:

February 12th, 2014
Eastside/Bellevue Parents of Children with ADHD meets
Wednesday, February 19th, from 7:00 - 8:45 PM
at the Children’s Surgery Center Bellevue
2nd Floor Conference Room #2207
1500 116th Ave NE
Karen Larsen and Michelle Kumar are the facilitators of an open discussion format of ADHD and related issues.
There will be a door prize,  Gina Pera’s book, Is it You, Me or Adult A.D.D?, Stopping  the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love has Attention Deficit Disorder. The winner will be drawn at the end of the meeting from those attending and still present.

For questions, contact ADD Resources at: 206.724.0599 or

Look for more information on all of their support groups at


Free Counseling for limited time to those who qualify

February 4th, 2014

Free counseling services for a limited time (12 or more weeks) in a pilot program offered by New Hope Counseling and Services, Marysville location, to those who qualify.  Counseling services will be provided by Ty Reed, a Master’s level student intern in a counseling program at Liberty University, who will be supervised by Skosh Jacobsen, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).

Ty was a school teacher and enjoyed working with children of all ages.

Ty decided to follow his calling as a youth pastor and has worked for Snohomish Foursquare since 2003. He decided that to be a better pastor, he wanted to have a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Ty is also gifted in music and worship ministry.

If you are interested in free counseling for relationship or communication issues, including marriage or parenting, or work-related concerns; or if you know someone who could use some help during these trying times with depression, anxiety, stress, anger, educational struggles, or grief and loss, call (425) 330-3898 or email .


Follow us on Facebook

February 18th, 2013

Interesting articles, photos, videos and more posted on the New Hope Counseling and Services page at Facebook.

Here is the link:

for the Marysville office 

for the Bellevue office

Check us out!

Hope to see you there, and if you like what you see, please “like” us on our page.

Thanks so much for looking us up here on the blog. I will try to post interesting items to this blog or link this blog to the Facebook page…well, maybe just as soon as I get my income taxes done… <grin>




Update on the Mercer Island Support Group

February 14th, 2012

The group for Parents of Children and Teens with ADHD has a new meeting day, time and place –

Eastside Parents’ Meetup – 3rd Thursday

February 16th – This is the first meeting in the new location!

Meeting will run from 7pm – 8:45pm
 at Mercer Island Library

4400 88th Ave SE

Mercer Island, WA 98040


This group is facilitated by ADHD Coach, Jill Murphy.




Update – - -

September 18th, 2011

The Pilot Program for free counseling being offered by New Hope Counseling and Services is in full swing in Marysville. MJ is in her final phase of her graduate program and is available for individual and marriage counseling. She is trained to help with a wide range of mental health concerns as well as communication issues in marriage and parenting, or in the workplace setting. MJ presents a very kind and gentle atmosphere and, if needed, works with the client to help them decide what their priorities are for therapy. Please call or pass along this phone number to anyone who might be interested in free counseling to apply for this limited-time offer:  425-330-3898

Thanks so much!



August 31st, 2011

What if counseling was free, really excellent counseling, would you go? Or would you tell someone you know who might be helped by counseling?

Do you know someone who struggles with difficulties, communication, relationships, parenting, problems on the job?

New Hope Counseling and Services is sponsoring a 16-week pilot program of FREE COUNSELING at the Marysville location.

If you or someone you know would be interested in this opportunity for 16-weeks of free psychotherapy beginning the week of August 31, 2011, please contact:

“MJ” <>

or “Skosh Jacobsen” <>

Email NOW to apply for the 16-week pilot project of free counseling with no financial strings attached beginning the week of August 30th, 2011, or call Skosh Jacobsen

at (425) 330-3898.

Mila Jones, Intern, is completing her final year of a Master’s Degree in Counseling at Liberty University.


I will provide counseling for adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, stress management, life transition, isolation and loneliness, spiritual guidance, self-esteem and relationship counseling.  Here is an opportunity to break free from depression, improve communication skills, decrease stress, build confidence, deepen intimacy in relationships, and reduce anxiety.

An atmosphere of respect and trust will be provided from the first session.  Each person is unique and I will take the time to get to know you.  This means understanding your situation and fully addressing your questions and concerns.  A non-judgmental atmosphere will be provided in order for you to make the decisions you need to gain a more balanced sense of well-being.

I would like to spend time with you discussing this information and answering your questions about the counseling sessions that will be provided.


Marysville Parent Support Group for Parents of Children with Autism

April 18th, 2011

I just learned that in Marysville there is a support group meeting for parents of children with autism sponsored by ARC.  The link below will take you to the homepage of Marysville Special Ed PTSA.  At that page there is a link to their newsletter with descriptions of their events. The Calendars & Events tab gives full information on the upcoming parent support group  in the library of the Allen Creek Elementary School. Let me know if you find anything helpful there.Learn more about MSEPTSA


The Music Never Stopped – In Theaters March 18th

February 14th, 2011

Based on a chapter from the book “The Awakenings” by Oliver Sacks, M.D., if the movie is half as good as Dr. Sacks’ books are, (I read “Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain”, which, as a psychotherapist, I found quite enjoyable), it will be a very rewarding experience. I’m not a fan of the Grateful Dead but I am a fan of miracles!  See stats about “The Music Never Stopped” at IMDB.



Why We Love Them

January 21st, 2011


When people come to New Hope Counseling and Services, they often comment on all of the penguin articles around the room, and then they see the business card, and, uh, ya, I'm really really fond of penguins.  


Recently I found a short video clip that someone had some fun with, adding music to accent the humor and, well, you just have to see it for yourself, so I'm going to try to install the code to add a YouTube Video here on the blog.


If I fail, you can search at for "Penguin Dilemma", and get ready for a laugh-out-loud moment!


Have fun with it!

Post Script: I am still trying to discover how to add the video imbed code...

So far, it ain't workin'! [OH I GOT IT TO WORK!!!! See below]

Until I get it up and running, here is the link:  Penguin Dilemma




January 17th, 2011

If you are responding to the Free Counseling ad placed on Craig’s List or in some other places, please scroll down to the December 19th posting. 

Thanks so much!


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