SIDE BY SIDE Through Life Challenges
We all have challenging circumstances at various times from relational pain to seasons of transition to mental illness. You’re not alone. Grace Counseling provides a network of ministries, resources, trained volunteers, groups, and referrals to professional counselors to help you move forward with both the grace of God and practical support. Check out the list of Care & Support groups and counseling information below. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
If you (or your loved one) is in imminent danger of hurting yourself or others, call 911 immediately.
Beyond individual care, Grace is passionate about fostering a compassionate, safe culture in which people can talk about challenges. To that end we offer a bi-monthly Speaker Series on a range of mental health issues.
Support & Care Groups
The Grace Counseling Ministry offers a number of support and care groups to meet the needs of the body. The following are current offerings (see below for full descriptions, listed alphabetically):
EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING + MENTAL HEALTH: Boundaries; Healing Journey: Belonging; “I Don’t Want to Talk About It” Men’s Depression Support Group; Mental Health Group for Families & Friends; StepFamily Group
LOSS: After Abortion Healing & Care, Divorce Care; Grief Share; Shiloh Infertility Support Group
TRAUMA: Healing the Wounded Heart Support Group; Rescued Women – Surviving and Thriving after Sexual Betrayal
ADDICTION: 12-Step Recovery Bible Study; Regeneration Rescue (pornography addiction)
ADDITIONAL GROUPS: LGBT+ Parent Group
12 STEP RECOVERY BIBLE STUDY
This is an open group on Monday nights at 6:30pm (drop in any week) to all who are recovering or have a relative struggling with an addiction and would like to draw strength from the Bible. To learn more, click here.
After Abortion Healing & Care
You don’t have to go through this alone. Laurel Pregnancy Center offers this confidential support. Contact Cheryl Dudek.
Do you struggle with your responses to people’s request or demands on your time, talents or resources? This is for those who long for Biblically-based insights setting healthy boundaries with family, friends, co-workers or yourself. Group discussion on challenging issues while reviewing the life changing principle found in the book Boundaries, by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend.
A new session will begin in the fall. Email email@example.com for more information.
Divorce Care Recovery Group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. Divorce Care group is led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives.We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We’ll show you how to deal with the hurt caused by your separation or divorce. You don’t have to go through it alone. (For those seeking couples counseling, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The next session begins on September 12, 2019 and goes through December 12, 2019. To register, click here.
GriefShare is a place where hurting people find healing and hope through a Christ-centered perspective as they examine soul-level questions about death and eternal life. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one is welcome to join our group.
Next session runs from April 10 to July 31, 2019. Register now>>
HEALING JOURNEY: BELONGING
In Healing Journey: Restarting, we encountered the transforming power of joy as we learned to build increasing levels of joy in our relationships with God and others. In Healing Journey: Belonging, we will build on these skills and discover how to create a joyful place all around ourselves that extends an open invitation to others to share joy with us. The group will meet June 11- August 20, 2019; 7-9 pm. Workbook is $25.
To register, click here.
HEALING THE WOUNDED HEART SUPPORT GROUP
Healing the Wounded Heart is an honest and hopeful journey into the damage of sexual abuse. With great compassion the group offers hope for victims of rape, date rape, incest, molestation, and more, exposing the raw wounds that are left behind and clearing the path toward wholeness and healing. Never minimizing victims’ pain or offering pat spiritual answers that don’t truly address the problem, the group instead calls evil evil and lights the way to renewed joy. If you are a victim of sexual abuse or know someone who is, please consider participating in or referring to this group.
Marie Celano, LCPC, Assistant Director of Grace Counseling will be facilitating the group using Dan Allendar’s book “Healing the Wounded Heart.” The next session will begin on June 26 through August 21, 2019.
I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT Men’s Group
Do you feel disconnected from your feelings? Your loved ones? Do you often try to deaden your loneliness with work, food, exercise, alcohol or pornography? Are you doing everything you’re supposed to be doing: working, taking care of your responsibilities, helping around the house… and yet your wife asks why you “Why won’t you talk to me?”
Author of the book, “I Don’t Want to Talk about it,” Terrence Real, offers an important and compelling look at the silent epidemic of depression among men and shows what can be done to break this vicious cycle. Come join a group of men to explore this together. Facilitated by Jim Piffath, LCPC & Brian Campbell, Peer Counselor.
There is no fee, but books are available for purchase for $11 at the first session. To Register, Click Here.
LGBT+ PARENT GROUP
If you are a parent of a child who is identified as LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) please contact the counseling ministry at email@example.com. We can provide a safe space with other parents to experience community and personal growth in Christ.
MENTAL HEALTH GROUP for families and friends
This care group is for families and friends of people dealing with mental health challenges, anxiety, and depression. Find support, give support to others, and gain practical skills and tools. Rebuild your families through a focus on God’s grace for life transformation.
The next session will start October 9 – December 18, 2019. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
SHILOH INFERTILITY GROUP
Shiloh is a care group for women experiencing infertility and/or miscarriage. Join with other women who understand and be encouraged through drawing near to God’s heart in his Word. Gain practical wisdom to navigate emotions, questions and decisions as we walk side by side in the journey.
Shiloh Fall session will meet bi-weekly on Mondays at Grace: Sept 30, Oct 7 & 21, Nov 4 & 18, Dec 2 & 16. Registration coming shortly.
Using The Smart Stepfamily by Ron Deal, the group is for engaged, recently married, and experienced step-couples. Facilitated by step couples who understand what it takes.
The next Stepfamily Group starts September 19, 2019. Register>>
The Rescue program is for men who long for purity yet struggle with sexual sin in any form. Rescue runs year-round in four, 12-week quarters. Receive support, coaching, and healing prayer from a team committed to helping you succeed. Next session starts July 2, 2019. Email email@example.com with questions.
Each group cycle closes after the second session but you can get immediate help from Regeneration staff year round. For immediate help, information about Rescue, or to learn about other programs offered by Regeneration for women, spouses, family and children, click here.
RESCUED WOMEN: Surviving and Thriving after Sexual Betrayal
Women dealing with the devastating impact of sexual betrayal are invited to join a community of women on this unintended journey. You are not alone! There is hope and healing through Jesus. This confidential group will be a safe place for support, encouragement, and growth. We will be using the workbook Rescued: A Woman’s guide to surviving and thriving after sexual betrayal by Shelley Martinkus. For more info, click here.
No registration fee, but the workbook is $25.
Meets the first and third Thursday through May 16, 2019. If you’re hurting at any time, feel free to drop into our classes. To register, click here.
2019-2020 dates: Oct 3 & 17, 2019 Nov. 7 & 21 Dec. 5 & 19 Jan. 2 & 16, 2020 Feb. 6 & 20, Mar. 5 & 19, Apr. 2 & 16, May 7 & 21