We offer a variety of groups for tweens, teens and adults.

Child-Parent Relationship Therapy Group

This fascinating group is ideal for parents with children ages 3-8. Participants learn about child development and how to navigate common challenges younger children have to offer. What’s up with the endless why questions? What can I do about meltdowns? 

Each week, the facilitator offers parenting techniques you can try at home, and the following week you can share your triumphs, defeats, crying and/or laughing moments. We offer a safe place to vent and offer support to other parents. Click here for more info. Contact Lorjon Ali to enroll or inquire: Lorjon@counselingplace.org or 469-872-1211.

Meet in the Middle Groups (for middle school kids)

Middle school brings all kinds of changes and new stressors! It can be an awkward and confusing experience. Our Meet in the Middle groups will help your sons and daughters gain skills and strategies for making this time a little easier. Meet in the Middle groups are not therapy groups.

Topics are specific to boys and girls, but they’ll cover similar themes, such as Healthy Relationships, Boundaries, Managing Negative Emotions, Entitlement, Self-Esteem, Safety and Social Media. We’ll also have FAQ sessions. Older middle schoolers can help newcomers set realistic expectations and reduce some worry about what’s to come.

Groups take place in our new Mental Health & Wellness Center (Suite 236), which is devoted to strengthening emotional intelligence skills and mental health, particularly in young people.  We can take our groups to you if you have an appropriate location and committed participants.

Groups are intentionally small (a minimum of 3 and no more than 7). Reserve a spot today! Email Lorjon Ali at Lorjon@counselingplace.org

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Be You! Therapeutic Group for Adolescent Girls

4 sessions, facilitated by professionals, covering topics such as Self-Esteem, Peer Pressure, the Impact of Social Media, Body Image, the “Mean Girl” Dynamic, Comparison and Self-Compassion.

$20 per session. If cost is a challenge, please contact us. Ashley@counselingplace.org.

We schedule these according to demand and clients’ schedules. We need at least 3 girls to make a group and no more than 7. Sessions typically go for two hours.

This group digs a little deeper and is only for girls whose adults are committed to strengthening their daughters’ emotional health. Each week builds on the previous week, and it is important that parents/guardians bring the girls to all four sessions. For more information, click here.

Surviving Tweenhood! (Together, we can do this!)

This weekly group is ideal for parents of kids ages 10-13. However, if you have a son or daughter (or you’re raising a grandchild) close to that age range, you’ll get a lot out of it, too. We’ll cover topics ranging from understanding the tween/teen brain to “strategizing” about setting (or reinstating) unwanted limits.

The Cost is a donation within your comfort zone. $5, $10, $1 million, whatever.

Space is limited, so if you are interested, email Lorjon Ali: Lorjon@counselingplace.org or Debbie Dobbs: debbie@counselingplace.org

Here’s more info: Surviving Tweenhood Group!

Back to Balance Dear StressSeries

The Back to Balance Series consists of three classes, and you can pick and choose the classes you want (but you’ll probably want them all!). These classes are held monthly on a Saturday or Sunday. We currently offer one or two classes each month. Contact Bryan Crusius to learn more and enroll. You can email him at sacounselor747@gmail.com.

Beginner’s Relaxation & Meditation

This is a class for busy people who desire simple methods to de-stress through relaxation and meditation techniques. Participants will hear about the benefits of meditation, as well as some myths and misunderstandings about the practice. Then, participants will be guided through several types of simple meditation techniques they can incorporate into their daily lives.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

What the heck is EFT? EFT founder Gary Craig explains it best:
Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT (often known as Tapping or EFT Tapping), is a universal healing tool that can provide impressive results for physical, emotional, and performance issues. EFT operates on the premise that no matter what part of your life needs improvement, there are unresolved emotional issues in the way. Even for physical issues, chronic pain, or diagnosed conditions, it is common knowledge that any kind of emotional stress can impede the natural healing potential of the human body.

Class will cover basic EFT procedures and attendees will walk away fully competent in the application of it.

Journal Writing

Many people find journal writing helpful for processing emotions & thoughts about current challenges and past struggles and also for making future decisions. Some use journal writing for practicing gratitude (which has stunning benefits to our emotional health). For some people, the greatest problem with journal writing is just knowing where to start! Often, we can find ourselves staring at a blank page. In this course, participants will learn about the unique benefits of journal writing by hand and you’ll receive some writing ideas.

 How do I Learn More and Enroll in a Back to Balance Class?

Class size is limited to 10 participants. Reservation is required.

This class is facilitated by Bryan Crusius, M.A., L.P.C.-Supervisor.

Contact Bryan to enroll: sacounselor747@gmail.com

What is the Cost for Back to Balance Classes?

The cost to the general public is $25.

Special Fees for First Responders (police, fire, dispatchers): a donation within your comfort zone. It might be $5 or the full $25.

If you are a victim of a crime, please let Bryan know when you enroll. You might fall under our Victims’ Assistance Program services, which means the class is free. (Thanks to grant funding.)