Office Space at the Starting Point

Are You a Mental Health Professional Who Would Like to Join The Starting Point “Family”? The Starting Point has shared office space available for rental to licensed mental health professionals. Your shared space would be with one of the approximately 25 other professionals who already maintain practices here. This is the perfect situation for someone […]

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Business to Business Networking Opportunity

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Thought For the Month – August 2017

The month of August is frequently referred to as “the dog days of summer”. It’s almost like the world tries to stop rotating for a while. Many of us use it as a time to relax and celebrate life. Let’s make sure that we don’t take a vacation from growing as people. It’s a time to sit […]

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Oct 29, 2017: Starting Point’s 40th Anniversary Dance Party

WHAT: Join us for The Starting Point’s 40th Anniversary Dance party!! Click here to download a copy of the flyer and order form for tickets and the Program Book (see below).. WHERE: Auletto’s Catering in Deptford Township, NJ. For directions, click here and a separate browser window will open for Google Maps. WHEN: Sunday, October 29, […]

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A note from Vince DiPasquale, our founder

Dear friends As you may or may not be aware, 2016 was a very difficult year for The Starting Point financially. Even in the best of times, this small not-for-profit organization operates hand-to-mouth on a shoestring budget. However, a major construction project across the street made things far more difficult for us. The construction necessitated […]

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Trapped Emotions: The Invisible Epidemic

Much of the suffering in our lives is due to negative emotional energies that have become “trapped” within us. The Emotion Code by Dr. Bradley Nelson is a simple and powerful method of finding and releasing these trapped energies. A single trapped emotion can create both physical and emotional problems that can sometimes feel overwhelming. […]

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Featured Counselor – Marie Olwell, M.Ed., D.Min.

Marie Olwell, M.Ed., D.Min. 609.680.1462 I am a Sister of St. Joseph and have maintained a practice at The Starting Point for six years as a Certified Marriage and Family Counselor as well as other modalities. My studies began with a Degree in Music, a Master’s Degree in Education and a Doctorate in Ministry from […]

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Ten-Week Club Tickets now on sale!

Tickets for The Starting Point’s 10-Week Club are now available for purchase. Each $25 ticket will give you ten chances to win a weekly money prize beginning Wednesday, July 26. Except for the final drawing, winning tickets are returned to the bin to possibly win an even bigger payout later! Get your tickets at the […]

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Shifting Our Identity from One of Pain to One of Glory

By Annie Fisher, MSW, LCSW Through focusing we discover a spaciousness inside that can hold difficult experiences and with continued practice, even an imperfect practice of staying with what wants our inner attention, we discover within the spaciousness, a sea full of long forgotten qualities ones such as the fluid energy of compassion and the […]

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Focusing, Part II

By Annie Fisher, MSW, LCSW In part two of this writing we continue to look closely at the issue of resistance even when doing something we might normally enjoy: Continuing with my life example from last month’s e-newsletter about wanting to get some writing done and feeling stuck, I continued to open to and listen […]

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