All Kinds of News for January 09, 2019
Q&A Associates is pleased to announce that Kim Mlinarik, LCPC, LMHC, has joined the team as dedicated parent coach. For the past three years, Kim has been traveling to Davis, WV, to co-facilitate Parent Retreats along with Angie Shockley, MA, CSP. The retreats lead parents and families on a journey of becoming empowered to live their own lives. As the young adults participating in the Q&A Family of Programs are learning and practicing the necessary life skills to reach their highest potential, parents and family members must also step into new roles in the family dynamic. The retreats and direct coaching provide the parents and family members with the opportunities to explore these new roles and rediscover some of their own passions that may have taken a back seat to crisis management, as their children needed their full attention and advocacy.
Kim holds a Masters of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Mental Heath Counselor. She is also a Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and graduate of The Four Winds Society. She began her career of helping others very young as a sports coach and summer camp counselor. She has also been a case manager, home-based therapist, Head Start consultant and a facilitator of an emotional growth curriculum in a vocational school. Kim eventually found her way to Utah and became the clinical director at a wilderness treatment program. The next stop on her journey took her to Idaho where she worked as a therapist and partner, running a young adult transitional living program. After ten years in this position, she left to pursue her dream of creating emotional and spiritual growth adventures abroad. Along with her husband, Eric Fulgenzi, Kim created Alchemy Adventures. Each year, Kim and Eric lead several trips abroad to amazing destinations such as Italy, Ireland, and Croatia, to provide participants with magical and transformative experiences. Each trip includes creative and meaningful individual and group experiences that support reflection and self-exploration. They also assist each participant to integrate the wisdom and meaning from the adventure into daily life.
In 2017, Kim and Angie established the first Trails of Tuscany, an adventure through the Italian countryside for parents of teens and young adults. This trip is an opportunity for parents to turn their energy back to themselves and rediscover what has heart and meaning for them, becoming empowered to live their own lives. The next Trails of Tuscany trip is scheduled for October 4-12, 2019. (More information can be found by visiting www.alchemyadventures.com/trails.)
“After knowing Kim as a colleague in the therapeutic industry for 15 years and working together for the past three years to host our parent retreats and a trip abroad, it made sense to bring her in to lead the parent coaching portion of our programming,” said Shockley. “Kim is an incredibly talented therapist, facilitator and coach, using her intuition and training to assist parents as they embark on the journey of allowing their young adult children to achieve independence,” she continued, “I couldn’t be more thrilled!”
“I am passionate about working with the parents and families of young adults and excited to expand my role within Q&A Associates,” said Mlinarik. Kim makes her home in beautiful Sandpoint, ID, with her husband Eric and their magical dog Mago.
About Q&A Family of Programs
Q&A Family of Programs works with young adults ages 18 and up, providing opportunities for each of them to develop independent, functional, and happy lives with a high level of quality. Our clients have struggled to reach independence for a variety of reasons such as the inability to develop and/or implement the life skills needed to be successful, or struggling to obtain consistent employment. Our goal is to help these individuals find meaning and an authentic purpose for their lives and a practical path to achieve their goals.