The following groups or workshops can be run through my private practice or in
conjunction with an organization (such as a church or community center) that
may be interested in either hosting or sponsoring such an event. Please contact
me for further information on duration of groups, availability, fees, etc.
Building Teens of Character
Our society often focuses on the possible negative effects of the home
environment rather than the positive. I believe that this negative focus has
often led to parents feeling fear and hopelessness when they reach challenging
times in the teen years of their child’s development. Through my experience as
a family therapist and with the help of current resources, such as the
Boundaries series by Dr. H. Cloud and Dr. J. Townsend, this six-week series
will give parents an opportunity to learn more about how parents can play a
fundamental role in helping their teens become people of good character.
Working with couples planning to marry as they explore their views around
finances, sex & intimacy, family-of-origin, family planning, role
expectations, religion & spirituality, and conflict resolution. Couples are
also taught effective communication for dealing with every day living as well
as conflicts that may occur in their relationships.
An opportunity for couples to explore where they are in their understanding of
their partner and their relationship. Couples will explore the evolution of
their views around finances, sex & intimacy, family-of-origin, family
planning, role expectations, religion & spirituality, and conflict
resolution since being married. Couples are also taught effective communication
for dealing with every day living as well as conflicts that may occur in their
relationships. These groups can be highly structured or presented more casually
with increased room for discussion and group directed topics.
Strengthening the Extended Family
grow new relationships form and new dynamics present themselves in the family
system. I believe it is important to understand these dynamics and nurture
these relationships in order to help strengthen the family and create a healthy
environment for the new generation. Group work can be done with larger
families, focusing on topics such as communication, spoken and unspoken
rules that find themselves in the family, in-laws finding acceptance, and