Group and Workshops

Groups Offered:


Anger Management
This is an anger management group. It is an open group and is open to those that are court ordered to anger management or anyone else that feels as though they need help with controlling their anger. I am on the judicial list of approved counselors for anger management for those on probation and ordered to anger management classes.


Mood Management

This is a therapy group for adults with long term depression, bipolar or other depressive disorder. The support and ideas of fellow group members enhance the groups underpinnings of cognitive behavioral therapy and  behavior therapy - ways to explore the contributions of thought and belief as well as distress management and mindfulness.


Grief and Loss
Learn to grow in your life after a loss. Reduce your anxiety related to loss; self-regulation. Learn typical reactions to death. See how previous loss and tragedies affect the present. Learn support systems. Learn to communicate your needs during this time. Making a memorial. Creating a plan to live your life!


Women's Group
This group focuses on family of origin issues, trauma, and post-traumatic issues.


Multi-Family Group
This group offers education and support to family members of someone in recovery from substance addiction, aging, mental health or other behavioral health issues and disorders.


Grief and Loss
Learn to grow in your life after a loss. Reduce your anxiety related to loss; self-regulation. Learn typical reactions to death. See how previous loss and tragedies affect the present. Learn support systems. Learn to communicate your needs during this time. Making a memorial. Creating a plan to live your life!


Healing from trauma
Helping people discover how to process and move forward from past trauma that is currently impacting their lives. Group utilizes a combination of CPT, DBT, and some elements of EMDR.


Military Recovery, Family & Behavioral, PTSD, TBI
This group is for our military personnel and families to aid in handling recovery from deployment and the relationship issues it can cause. We focus on work and self healing as well as the tools needed to be healthy and productive in all aspects of their return life.


Aging Group

Aging is a natural process that may present challenges for some individuals and their families. Although many older adults look forward to moving from middle age into their later years, it may be difficult for others to adjust. All adults may experience health issues and stress as they approach and pass middle age, .One of the challenges older adults may experience is distinguishing the normal effects of advancing age from signs of actual physical or mental illness. Many people over the age of 65 continue to live happy and healthy independent lives. Most older adults will experience some changes in cognition, but this is a normal part of the aging process. And some healthy older adults often experience mild decline in the areas of:









Older adults often experience mild mental decline as they grow older, but some adults may be affected by dementia, which can lead to significant impairment in function and may influence the development of conditions such as depression, paranoia, and anxiety. Alzheimer's, a progressive condition that also impacts memory and mental function, is the most common form of dementia. Mental health concerns often experienced by older adults include:
















Therapy can help older adults who may have difficulty with the transitions of aging to manage their emotions, find new sources of enjoyment and meaning, and find new support systems. It can help people face their fears of death, if they have such fears, and deal with grief as friends and family members pass on. Family or individual therapy can also assist family members who may be caretakers of their elder relatives, as it can assist them in dealing with their emotions, communication issues—which may be especially helpful if an elder has some form of dementia—and community resources. 


Relationship Connection

This group focuses on the healing journey for those with wounds from primary relationships. We look at the issues of overt and covert abuse, codependency, and the pain of divorce/separation. While looking at the damage that has been masked in many ways, we find hope and healing. It's a powerful, life changing group. New groups forming several times a year. You don't have to be alone.


Pre-Marital counseling
Premarital counseling for those looking to begin a new life together. Sometimes there are couples that would prefer to prepare for marriage by sharing in a group atmosphere. We will share from the Prepare/Enrich program as well as "The five Love Languages" and Staying Married for Life. We will be sharing those things with the others that you may have already been experiencing and have been able to figure out how to fix them.


                                                         COUPLES COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP

Offered throughout the year, this 12-hour Workshop is based on the acclaimed Couple Communication series developed by Interpersonal Communication Programs. Originally developed at the University of Minnesota Family Studies Center by an educator and a Marriage & Family therapist, it has been taught to over 1 million couples worldwide. The program is the most widely-researched program for teaching couples to improve their communication skills.


12 Hour Workshop offered throughout the year. Schedule includes 2 Friday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm               and 2 Saturdays 10 am-2 pm. Check my site for schedule & full description. Registration required.


                                          WHY IS IT ALWAYS ABOUT YOU?  RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP

Is your relationship always about your partner? Are they always right? Does disagreeing make a difference? Can you ever win? Break the automatic yes habit! The workshop is targeted toward men and women who find their own needs too often disregarded by their partner or their partner's family. A variety of interventions are used -- group interaction, guided self-expression, art, film, readings, homework exercises, exploration of childhood messages -- to foster greater independence in attitude and behavior, increased self-esteem, better coping skills, and greater well-being for yourself and your family. ​See my site for schedule. Registration required.



Finding My Authentic Self
Women give and give of themselves until they are depleted. We sometimes find ourselves in a desert place asking or thinking, "Who am I," or "I've lost myself," and finally, "Where do I fit in?" This Women's Group is purpose-driven and will focus on; Healing, Skill Building, Co-dependency, Creativity, Accountability, and Vision.


Personal development
This is a group of individuals coming together to intentionally create a space for inviting hope, healing, insight, support, emotional growth, education, social effectiveness, personal growth, and to take your life to the next level. It is a place to explore love and hate, self and others, doing vs. being, and the whole range of thoughts and feelings toward oneself and others in a judgement-free environment. The group provides validation, challenge, and acceptance. One of my passions is facilitating personal growth groups. 

Resiliency Group
Can you imagine you being more resilient and confident, with great self esteem? Every person will experience adversities, this group will teach you  how to bounce back from these difficult times. Individuals will learn social skills, how to think like an optimist, practice ways to relieve stress, control their emotions and change their self talk. Persons will also be able to manage their behaviors better. Do you ever worry about yourself with changes in your life? Equip yourself with the resiliency skills you will need to be successful to live your best life!


Parenting The Digital Age
NEED HELP!? You are not alone. Come find out what your Teens could be up to and what they could be feeling. Change the way you communicate and understand the many ways you can improve your relationship and home environment!


Parenting Group
This fun and informative parenting group is to gain valuable information that will make parenting easier, more enjoyable and fun again. Parents will learn easy to use techniques that have been proven to work and they will get the support needed to implement their new skills. Topics include but are not limited to; discipline, resiliency, personality traits, child development, childhood disorders, resources in the community, popular parenting books and much, much more!


Active Parenting
Learn effective ways to use non-violent discipline techniques that work, improve communication with your children, teach responsibility and other important values, handle problems as they come up, cope with difficult topics such as drugs, violence, and sex, diffuse power struggles with your children, stimulate independence as your child grows older, build effective nurturing relationships in step-families, and encourage your children to be their very best!

​If you do not see a group here for you and would like to suggestion one please fill out the form above. 

 Workshops

Groups​

  • aggression,
  • motor overactivity 
  • wandering,
  • verbal outbursts.


         Note: These are often caused by delirium, depression, or dementia. 

What is Group Therapy?


Group therapy, as the name implies, is a type of psychological therapy that is conducted with a group of people, rather than between an individual and the therapist. Usually, people in the group are facing similar issues, like anger, anxiety, addiction or other issues.


Benefits of Group Therapy


Probably the biggest advantage of group therapy is helping a patient realize that he or she is not alone -- that there are other people who have similar problems. This is often a revelation, and a huge relief, to the person. Being in group therapy can also help you develop new skills to relate to others. The dynamics of a group often mirror those of society in general, and learning how to interact with the other members of the group can help you in your relationships outside the group. In addition, the members of the group who have the same problem(s) can support each other, and may offer suggestions to dealing with a particular problem that you may not have thought of.



 Next Workshops:

ADA Accommodations: 
Special needs? Please let us know how we can help you. ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations, please let us know what your needs are at the time of registration. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification. 

  • Anxiety
  • Sexual dysfunction 
  • Sleep problems.
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Alcohol and substance dependency
  • Behavioral concerns:

COMING UP:

Another workshop topic posting is coming soon. Until then if you have any questions please fill out the form. 

Scheduling Soon:​

  • Why is it ALWAYS about you?
  • Couples Communication
  • Intimacy is more than physical
  • Finding US in the Relationship
  • visual and verbal memory
  • visuospatial abilities
  • immediate memory, or the ability to name objects
  • hearing and vision
  • bodily strength
  • appetite and energy level

What does it take to bring back the "Healthy" in your Marriage?


        Fri Feb 5th  at 3 pm to 7 pm

        Sat Feb 6th  at 10 am to 2 pm

$75.00 per day to register or for more information please contact me.
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Cancellation Policy: 
If you must cancel within 2 weeks of the workshop you will receive credit good for one full year that you can use to attend a later class. 

Elizabeth thompson lcsw ladc mba