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David Schaffer, MSW, LICSW, AADC

David Schaffer, MSW, LICSW, AADC

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

3705 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104 | 304-865-0272

My aim is to help the folks I work with live more fulfilling lives. I provide a safe respectful, place where people can come to work on what is holding them back. I use on evidence-based approaches and stay up to date. Listening and caring are always most important.

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Families will find an assortment of fun activities to do together in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Mothers can let the kids go wild at Fun4U Arcade. With reasonable token prices and a wide variety of games, you can go for an hour or the whole day. Or, you can go out to the old fashioned Cinema 1 & 2 for a movie and the best popcorn in town. Or, for something different, check out the live local talent at Actors Guild of Parkersburg.1 Jackson Memorial Park brings a taste of the outdoors right into the heart of the city, and in June and July, nothing can beat their pool. The kids can come along on a paddleboat cruise of the Ohio River aboard Ruble's Sternwheelers. The crew loves to explain how the boat works to the young ones. Indoors or out, you'll find plenty of year round fun for everyone in Parkersburg.

Mental Health in Parkersburg

Each year, hundreds of West Virginians commit suicide and many hundreds more attempt it. Nationally, someone takes his or her own life each 16 minutes.2 To help curb this unfortunate trend, the West Virginia Council for the Prevention of Suicide offers a variety of programs and services to the community of Parkersburg. In addition to providing community outreach and educational programs, the council conducts workshops with local educators to raise awareness of common signs of suicidal ideation. The council also provides school-based programs to help reduce the stigma of mental illness, which is often an underlying factor when one takes his or her own life. For additional details about the council, call 304-296-1731.3

The homeless population in Parkersburg can find many services to help them get back on their feet at the Latrobe Street Mission. The mission offers emergency housing for anyone in need. There is no minimum or maximum length of stay. Additionally, the mission provides hot showers, nutritious meals, and clothing for residents. Those who are suffering from addiction can participate in the mission's Courage to Change program or the Grace Project. These programs are both faith-based twelve-step programs designed to empower individuals to kick their habit and lead a clean and healthy life. Call the mission at 304-893-9460 for more information.4

Current Initiatives

The Kisra Behavioral Health Initiative Compeer Friendship Program aims to support Parkersburg residents who have a mental illness through mentorship services provided by community volunteers. The program centers on the social support necessary to assist those with a mental illness to live independently and avoid institutionalization. Volunteers engage in one-on-one mentoring that facilitates the development of positive coping skills. Volunteers also engage residents in recreational and social activities, as well as educational activities that promote understanding of financial literacy, life skills, and computer basics, to name a few. Further details about the Compeer Friendship Program is available by calling 304-768-8924.5


References

1. City Data. (2017). Parkersburg, WV. Retrieved from http://www.city-data.com/city/Parkersburg-West-Virginia.html.
2. National Alliance on Mental Illness. (2010). State Statistics: West Virginia. Retrieved from http://www.nami.org/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm?ContentFileID=93527.
3. West Virginia Council for the Prevention of Suicide. (2017). About Us. Retrieved from http://www.wvsuicidecouncil.org/aboutus.html.
4. Latrobe Street Mission. (2017). Services. Retrieved from http://latrobestreetmission.org/?page_id=19.
5. Kisra. (2016). Compeer Friendship Program. Retrieved from http://www.kisra.org/programs/behavioral_health/Compeer/index.html.

Parkersburg is located in Wood County, West Virginia. It has a land area of 11.77 square miles and a water area of 0.54 square miles.  The population of Parkersburg is 30,991 people with 13,467 households and a median annual income of $31,876. .


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Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Parkersburg. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Parkersburg. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Parkersburg public health department.