Wellness center will offer therapy for body and mind
Katrina Jefferson has been in the mental health and socialwork game for more than 20 years, but recently decided to stop working for others and follow her dream.
Her dream, created many years ago in a paper she authored, was to create a whole body oasis for patients to enter and leave stress at the door. She said she envisions TLC Services to be a "cradle to grave" community center.
"We have a holistic approach for the whole family," Jefferson said. "Here we have a variety of services working together to create the best therapy for our patients."
TLC offers chiropractic, massage and a variety of counseling therapy. Jefferson said while the combination of mind and body under one roof is great for patients, one of the most unique aspects of the center is its focus on child play therapy. A registered play therapist and president of the West Virginia Association for Play Therapy, she said the technique is one of the best ways to reach children who may find it difficult to open up.
TLC Services also offers play therapy supervision and training for those seeking certification. The center is at 5930 Mahood Drive in Huntington.
For more information on the therapy services offered by TLC, contact Jefferson at 304-634-0274.
ARTISAN MARKET: The Shops at Heritage Station will kick off its monthly Artisan Market tomorrow from 5-8 p.m. The market is scheduled for the second Friday of each month, and will feature live music, demonstrations and the works of 20 local artisans. Anyone interested in participating in future events can contact Kari Hughes Newman at 304-697-6675.
GOLDY AUTO: Goldy Auto raised $3,600 for Huntington High School during a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser April 17. Dodge contributed $20 for each test drive in a new 2014 Dodge vehicle. Joel Goldy said the dealership is happy with the community turnout, and it was a pleasure to present Huntington High with the check.
SMALL BUSINESS: The West Virginia Small Business Development Center is offering a Business Fundamentals workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, 1050 4th Ave. in Huntington. Part of Three Step Jump Start, the workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners understand services available through the WVSBDC. There is a $20 registration fee for the event. Those wanting more information can contact Amber Wilson at 304-528-5616 or firstname.lastname@example.org. RCBI will also host a U.S. Small Business Administration and Small Business Development Center workshop, "Show Me the Money: What to Do When the Bank Says No" from 1-2 p.m. Friday, May 16. For more information on this event, contact Leo Lopez at 304-347-5220.
FRESH COAT: Ashland Alliance has named Fresh Coat its business of the week for May 4-10. The company, owned by Mark and Donna Smith of Raceland, Kentucky, is a professional residential and commercial painting service. Fresh Coat serves the entire Tri-State. They can be reached at 606-393-0012.
ELDER-BEERMAN: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., parent company of Elder-Beerman, announced it had raised more than $57,000 for Soles4Soles, an international not-for-profit social enterprise that provides shows and clothing to those in need. Elder-Beerman has a location in Huntington Mall.
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