Diversity Circle

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 The Lovett Center 900 Lovett Boulevard 6:00-8:30 p.m. Come with an open mind for an open discussion about ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ageism, institutional racism, classism, and more. Facilitated by mental health professionals and an expert on racism in America, the dialogue is meant to offer a safe, respectful space…

Tips to Ensure a Successful School Year for Adolescents

Starting a new school year can be a time of stress and anxiety for children and parents alike. Common child stressors may include academic performance, social anxiety, bullying, transitioning to a new school and worries about fitting in. Conversely, parents often stress about the overwhelming task of managing multiple busy schedules. Here are several tips…

Transitions Process Group

Co-Facilitated by Veronica Welch, LMSW and Philip Young, MA, LPC-I Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. We are constantly adjusting to new circumstances both inside and outside of ourselves. Through this ‘here and now’ process group for those ages 25-45 years old, individuals will explore life transitions, identify and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses and move towards stability…

Adolescent Process Group

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Through this positive peer support group in a safe, non-judgmental environment, The Lovett Center aims to help adolescents develop the skills they need to achieve interpersonal and academic success, while also exploring their own sense of personal identity. By way of interaction and conversation in a small group setting, a Master’s level…

Relapse Prevention Group

Facilitated by Ernest Patterson, MS, LCDC Mondays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. We understand the challenges that may arise in recovery, and we wish to help participants navigate those challenges through this small-by-design, compassionate group, which intends to address relapse prevention as well as depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues in relation to relapse prevention. Specific topics…

Four Qualities to Embrace During Times of Transition

We are constantly adjusting to new circumstances both inside and outside of ourselves. Disaster, career, children, divorce, moving, new relationships and other changes shift the world around us, so we are squeezed to reshape our routines. In this process, we also manage the transition of our internal worldview: spiritual beliefs, sexuality, and physical bodies.  …

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE OPIOID CRISIS

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic…

SHADOW INTEGRATION 101

 “People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”  – Carl Jung   What is Shadow Integration? Shadow integration is a process of bringing the hidden parts of the Self into consciousness. “Shadow” is a term coined by Carl Jung to describe the repressed or denied parts of the Self.…

9 Components of a Healthy Couple

Whether in a marriage, partnership or living the single life and looking for “the one,” what does a healthy relationship look like? Consider these important components: Trust The core of a healthy relationship has trust as its foundation. Secret keeping is not occurring and you are free to openly discuss any and all topics. A…

3 Ways to Cultivate Positive Intimate Relationships

If you’ve been in a relationship for an extended period, you’ve likely experienced the dryness and boredom that can happen. No matter how committed or in-love we are, relationships require sustaining and cultivating to remain positive and intimate. Like nature, our relationships go through seasons in which they feel in full bloom, new and exciting,…