On Tuesday, January 1st, Looking Glass’ in-school therapy program was featured prominently in The Register-Guard with a front page article highlighting the program’s growth and importance. Looking Glass now has therapists embedded in 30 schools in Lane County and has 5 more schools on a waiting list.
Looking Glass was honored to be invited to have a table and talk to participants in this year’s Out of the Darkness walk fundraiser benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention which took place on Sunday, September 30th at Alton Baker Park. Members of our Counseling Program staff were able to speak with participants and talk about the variety of resources Looking Glass offers including individual therapy and group therapy as well as our crisis line, all of which can help in difficult times.
For more than 20 years, Looking Glass has embedded therapists inside schools in Lane County, providing students from elementary, middle and high schools with a safe space to discuss anything that is on their minds. School Based Therapists, as they're called, are now embedded in 30 schools in Eugene, Springfield, Bethel and Junction City school districts. The number of schools Looking Glass works with has almost doubled in the past year.
Two Looking Glass therapists, Aaron Porter and Carlyn Wierda are excited to launch a new process group for people of color at our Counseling Center. A process group is a form of group therapy where 5 to 10 individuals meet face-to-face to share their struggles and concerns with trained group therapists.