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VIM Clinic is happy to announce that our new volunteer, Elizabeth Froehling, offers pastoral care for our patients. Pastoral care is an ancient model of emotional, social, and spiritual support that can be found in all cultures and traditions. It is considered inclusive of distinctly non-religious forms of support as well as support for people from religious communities.

Elizabeth worked in various educational positions including guidance counselor at Martin County High School. Over the years, she provided services through the Unity of Stuart Community. Her greatest joy is to help people and guide them out of dark places. Another volunteer, Sean Todd, MCSW, provides counseling in a psychotherapy model while Elizabeth’s approach is more spiritual. It’s a model for integrating God into your life, no matter what your religious orientation. She is compassionate, will listen, and offer guidance. We are grateful that Elizabeth is volunteering with us. Mental health services are also free for our patients and are an important component of overall healthcare.