(L) Co-founder Amber Stiles-Bodnar holding a picture of late co-founder Brenda Dama
(R) Co-founder Nancy Krestan with a picture of her son, Spc. Adam Hamilton
Blue Star Family Counseling Services became a vision in the fall of 2010 and a reality in 2012. Our mission, as a non-profit organization, is to promote healing to those suffering from all types of mental health distress.
The mission of our organization was extremely important to co-founder, Brenda Dama. Brenda’s passion was promoting wellness in women and children. As a result of her personal life journey Brenda had a strong desire to improve the lives of those suffering from emotional distress. Brenda’s untimely passing did not allow her to bring her counseling skills to Blue Star Family Counseling Services, though her vision remains the guiding force of the agency.
Our organization’s mission is also important to co-founder, Nancy Krestan. Nancy’s son, Army SPC Adam Hamilton was killed in action while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, May 28, 2011. In conversations with his Mother and because of his experience losing brothers in action, Adam expressed the need for support when he returned from deployment. We have chosen to honor his self-awareness by providing therapeutic and other supportive services to all in need of healing.
Co-founder, Amber Stiles-Bodnar, who is the acting Clinical Director and President of Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. brought with her the concept of making the organization a non-profit, allowing us to provide multi-faceted healing structured by those in the healing professions. This continued focus has been the driving force for the expansion to our holistic healing model, where our story continues to grow.
The mission of Blue Star is to construct a holistic healing environment promoting mental, spiritual and physical well-being. Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. and the Blue Star Wellness Center, allow a space for healing in the ways that best suit each individual.