New women’s counseling center Flourish cuts ribbon downtown

Published 2:17 pm Friday, July 21, 2023

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A large crowd gathered at the corner of Broad and Broughton Street Thursday afternoon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new business, Flourish, is a women’s wellness center and ministry, and the brainchild of therapists Bethany McElyea and Claire Coe.

McElyea explained to the Post-Searchlight their mission and services offered: specifically, Flourish offers, “Christian counseling and life coaching services to women of all ages 13+,” dealing with issues such as pre-marital counseling, family and marriage counseling. McElyea has worked as a therapist for 15 years, and said she felt called by God to create this. “A little more than six months ago, I felt God calling me to use my gift to play a new role in the lives of women,” she said, “a role that will allow me not only to offer support, but a role that will allow me to help them grow forward and flourish.”

Addressing the crowd prior to the ribbon-cutting, McElyea thanked those in attendance, saying, “We truly appreciate all of the love and support we have received.” She continued, “Claire and I are excited about this ministry and confident in our mission to equip and empower the women of this community.”

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For more information on booking sessions and upcoming coaching groups, currently offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, visit Flourish’s website,, or their Facebook page, or call them at 229-416-4737.