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Support Groups, Fall 2014


Trauma Education and Support

Jody Friedman, LCSW

Mon. 11:00 to 12:00 pm, begins 9/15

Exposure to violence from family or others can affect how you feel about yourself and the world around you, how you behave in response, and how you take in new information. This group will help you manage the impact of trauma (or hearing/witnessing others' trauma), so you can get support around your own history in a safe and confidential place.


Is Someone in Your Life

Using Too Much Alcohol or Drugs?

Felicia King, LCSW

Tues. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., begins 9/23

Has someone else's problem become your problem? Take charge of your own life! If you've been affected by a loved one's alochol or substance abuse, this group is for you. Get support in handling this difficult position and learn strategies to take care of yourself.



Reduce Stress through Mindfullness

and Tame Your Inner Critic!

Rik Isensee, LCSW

Wed. 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., begins 9/17

This group will help you develop a calm self-acceptance even in the face of difficult or challenging circumstances. You'll learn various strategies to let go of the tension that makes us uptight and anxious. Techniques include mindfulness, sitting and walking meditation, guided imagery, and relaxation. You will also learn how to counter your inner critic's harsh negative messages with more positive encouragement.


Tools for Improving Your Mood 

Betty Wong, LCSW

Fri. 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., begins 9/19

Learn cognitive behavioral strategies to increase your skills in managing anxiety, depression and stress. You will gain a better understanding of how mood and behavior are related. Practice these skills will increase your confidence and help you feel better.