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Our news room is a convenient virtual source for easy access to stories written by and about The Ecumenical Center. It also provides resources for reporters who are working stories about The Center, our programs and services, counseling and related issues.

Board Spotlights: John W. Weber, Jr.

Taking a closer look at our distinguished board members.

Christ Episcopal Church Satellite Office

The Center’s Christ Episcopal Church office offers counseling services to aid the community.

Ethics in Business San Antonio Leadership Lab – April 12

Business leaders meet with local students to talk values, ethics, and decision-making.

The Ecumenical Center Announces Major State Grant to Support Active Military, Veterans and Their Families

(San Antonio, TX) –  The Ecumenical Center for Education. Counseling. Health hosted a powerful presentation by U.S. veteran Kris “Tanto” Paronto on February 28, 2017 at The Center, 8310 Ewing Halsell Drive. ​ Paronto, a former Army Ranger and security contractor, was serving as a CIA paramilitary contractor at the U.S. State Department Mission compound … Continued

Helping Little Clients Deal with Life’s Big Challenges.

Our unique combination of children’s therapy services are some of the best in San Antonio. The Center’s Registered Play Therapists are exceptionally experienced in helping children deal with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, family conflicts and more.

13 HOURS: The Untold Story with Kris “Tanto” Paronto.

On February 28th, we hosted U.S. veteran Kris “Tanto” Paronto at The Center. He not only spoke about the events that inspired his book, 13 Hours, but also how his experience in the military helped him come closer to his faith.

New Meditation Gardens Set to Break Ground on March 28.

We are excited to announce the groundbreaking of our new meditation gardens. The gardens will offer a peaceful, tranquil setting for therapeutic healing, prayer and meditation. The area will be used for children’s play therapy and counseling for both adults and children.

Meet Chuck and Yoli Anderson, Foundation Board Chairmen.

Chuck and Yoli Anderson’s exposure to the expanding role of counseling, education and mental health services to our community led to their acceptance of chairing, as a couple, The Center’s Foundation Board.

50th Anniversary of The Center

A special message from CEO Mary Beth Fisk In 1967, medicine, psychology, research sciences, business, society and faith all found a common Center in San Antonio. Fifty years later, The Center still works to unify this diverse group so that we can help people in the most holistic, innovative, and inclusive ways possible. As we … Continued

Finding New Ways to Serve Those Who’ve Served Us

At The Center, we’ve always had a special place in our hearts for those who’ve worn our country’s uniform. And we’ve backed it up with a wide range of programs designed to help veterans – and their families – deal with service-related mental health issues, reintegration to civilian life, and so on. We’ve even found … Continued

One Successful Chaplain Program Leads to Another

The Center’s new chaplain training program is really taking off. It started when we successfully launched the Chaplains for Justice program last year. That program centers on training and support for chaplains who serve in police departments, sheriff’s departments and similar agencies – and it has achieved universal support throughout the local and regional law … Continued

Meet Frank Emmett, Ph.D., USAF Lt. Col. (Ret.)

Frank Emmett has spent the last five years at The Ecumenical Center, but he’s spent most of his life helping people discover the power, joy and goodness within themselves. With bachelor and master’s degrees from Trinity University and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech, Frank pursued a career in mental health for the military – including … Continued

Therapeutic drumming on Great Day SA

Our 3rd Annual Art Heals Hearts Exhibit opens on September 11. A few of our amazing folks joined the staff at Great Day SA to share a little therapeutic drumming with the show. Watch it here. Please Join us for our free opening night event from 6-9 p.m. Learn how you can find your voice … Continued

Local Teachers, Counselors, Get Tips on Fighting Schoolyard Bullying

Barbara Coloroso says the key to deterring bullying is to starve the bully of the status he or she receives by the act of bullying, and that means empowering all students to stand up to bullies. Read more on WOAI-AM

2013 – A year in review

Thanks to you, the Center did some pretty amazing things in 2013. Catch a look at our year in review.

Ecumenical Center Receives Grant to Provide Counseling for Military Members

SAN ANTONIO – The Ecumenical Center has received a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission to provide counseling services on a sliding scale to members of the military and their families. Available to active duty military and their dependents, as well as retired veterans, this grant will provide much-needed access to counseling services. Some members … Continued

Art Heals Hearts – 2013

Abbigail Tamez’ pieces appear at the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health in “Art Heals Hearts,” an exhibit of works created by people who have benefited from art therapy. Read the full story here.