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Teen, Parenting, and Caregiver Groups Offered at Counseling Center

Feb 08, 2020 11:45AM ● By DigMB Staff
This month, teens, parents, and caregivers will have an opportunity to attend group sessions catered to their interests and needs at the Manhattan Beach Community Counseling Center.  The teen and parenting groups will run at the same time, making it convenient for members of the same family to attend their groups simultaneously. 

All groups will be led by associate marriage and family therapists, supervised by a licensed marriage family therapist.

The sessions will be held at the Manhattan Beach Community Counseling Center, which is located at 303 S. Peck Ave., on the second floor of the community building at Manhattan Beach Community Church.

Teens

The teens' support group is designed for teens to have a friendly, safe space to share their experiences and learn about a variety of topics including stress management, depression, anxiety, relationships, social media, body image, and self esteem. The group is open to all genders ages 14-18. $10 per session. You can sign up for all six sessions or just those that are convenient. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 p.m. starting February 12 and ending March 18.  Courtney Sheets, AMFT 104769 will lead this group, supervised by Jeannie Beaumont, LMFT 47817.  Interested in Teen Group?  Contact Courtney at (424) 269-5842 or courtneyasheets@gmail.com

Parents

The parents' support group is designed for parents wanting to learn new skills, discuss parenting challenges, engage with other parents, and develop new coping skills in a safe therapeutic environment. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 p.m. starting February 12 ending March 2.  The cost is $10 per session and as with the teen group, you can sign up for one or all sessions. The topics will be as follows:

2/12 Positive Parenting: Creating a safe, happy and secure environment for children.  Learn new skills for dealing with difficult emotions, improving self-esteem, and strengthening family bonds.  
2/19 Drugs, Vaping and Alcohol Use in Preteens and Teens.  
2/26 Parental Anxiety and Depression.  Group will discuss parents' struggles with self-doubt, guilt, anxiety and depression related to parenting.  
3/4 Technology Use for Children and Teens.  Establishing healthy boundaries related to technology.  

The group will be facilitated by Brenda Perry, AMFT 10576 and supervised by Jeannie Beaumont, LMFT 47817.  To RSVP to the parents' support group contact Brenda at 857-214-0454 or bperrytherapy@gmail.com.

Caregivers

The caregivers' support group will provide a nurturing, supportive gathering created to relieve the isolation of caregiving and connect participants with resources, practical strategies and each other. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. from February 12 to March 18.  The cost is $10 per session and you can sign up to attend any or all sessions. This group will be facilitated by Nicolette Cautero, AMFT 100759 and supervised by Jeannie Beaumont, LMFT 47817.  To RSVP, contact Nicolette at 323-688-6610 or ncaut100@gmail.com.

For the past 25 years, Manhattan Beach Community Counseling Center has been offering low-fee counseling services for people seeking help with life's challenges. An outreach program of Manhattan Beach Community Church, the counseling is provided by dedicated pre-licensed clinicians. The therapists have completed their Master's level programs and are fulfilling the 3000 hours requirement needed to be a candidate to take the Marriage and Family Therapy licensing exam. They are supervised by licensed family therapist, Jeannie Beaumont.  Counseling services are provided to individuals, couples, families, and groups.  Children, teens, and adults alike have all benefited from services at the counseling center.  This month's groups are funded in large part by grants from Beach Cities Health District. Learn more at http://www.mbccounseling.org/.




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