Wellspring Counseling benefits from BB&T employees’ efforts

Wellspring Counseling benefits from BB&T employees' efforts

BB&T bank employees and Wellspring staff rolled up their sleeves to help upgrade facilities.

A calm, welcoming, serene environment is essential for therapeutic success, and recently, Wellspring received an upgrade through a corporate grant.

On Tuesday, June 21, BB&T bank employees and Wellspring staff rolled up their sleeves to beautify and update the décor of three of its four locations.

After an application process, Wellspring Counseling was awarded over $5,000 for new furniture, signage and decorations and an incalculable amount in goodwill from volunteers.

Volunteers descended on Wellspring offices in Palmetto Bay, Coral Gables and Kendall and immediately took to painting, deep cleaning, assembling furniture and hanging brand new signage in the lobbies. Groups led by a team leader cheerfully and humbly got on hands and knees to clean and paint.

“At Wellspring we are very grateful for BB&T and The Lighthouse Project for making our offices a welcoming, cohesive environment for our clients,” said Leigh Byers, Wellspring Counseling executive director. “A visually pleasing reception environment is one way to communicate how much we care to our clients.

“Our mission is healing hearts and minds, and that begins with helping people feel at ease. We’ve had over 700 clients walk through our offices this year. We hope these refreshed spaces show them we care about their comfort as they seek healing.”

As part of its corporate responsibility initiative, the BB&T Lighthouse Project provides financial support to charities, while employees volunteer their time to work landscaping, painting, preparing meals and any fill other needs the charity requests. Since the Lighthouse Project began in 2009, BB&T has contributed more than 475,000 volunteer hours and improved the quality of life for more than 13 million people.

Wellspring Counseling Inc. is a non-profit counseling center and outreach ministry established in 2009. It provides mental health services and education in a professional, Christian and holistic way in order to bring about transforming change in individuals and communities.

Wellspring therapists include Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, EMDR Certified Therapists, and a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern.

Wellspring is headquartered in Palmetto Bay, with additional offices in Wayside Baptist Church, Christ Journey, and Touching Miami with Love.

For more information about Wellspring Counseling, visit www.wellspringmiami.org.

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