Online Groups

Creating community and learning together—virtually

Social support is a proven powerful ally in mental health and recovery. Connecting to community is perhaps evermore important now in a time of social distancing and sequester-at-home orders to prevent the spread of coronavirus during this pandemic. A Balanced Life LLC is moving all groups to online platforms. As this is a new venture for us, we will be experimenting with several different platforms, including Zoom, Doxy, and Google. We will ensure HIPAA compliance where possible and advise participants accordingly to ensure you are informed about your privacy. Stay tuned for more online groups.  

The following are available now:

Mindful Addiction Recovery Group

A safe online environment for you to develop and practice skills to manage maladaptive coping. During your intake with Terry, you will decide whether to attend one or both groups each week.

Facilitator: Terry Paine, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW, RADC

Fees: $50.00 for recovery group intake (existing clients are exempt); $35.00 per group meeting

Dates: Weekly on Mondays and/or Thursdays

Start time: 4:00 p.m. (the group will last up to 1.5 hours depending on needs and number of participants)

Parent Process Group

Learn six principles to raising happy, secure children during this five-week session. This Love and Logic (r) relationship-based curricula is specially formatted for parents of kids, tweens, and teens. 

It’s never too late to: 

 - lovingly set and enforce healthy limits

- help your kids, tweens, and teens learn from their mistakes

- learn to stay calm and avoid power-struggles and arguments

- enjoy raising responsible family members, who contribute

Cost:  $125 per person/session; $200 per couple/session

Learn six principles to raising happy, secure children. This Love and Logic (r) relationship-based curricula is specially formatted for parents of kids, tweens, and teens. 

It’s never too late to: 

 - lovingly set and enforce healthy limits

- help your kids, tweens, and teens learn from their mistakes

- learn to stay calm and avoid power-struggles and arguments

- enjoy raising responsible family members, who contribute

Session 1: March 4 - April 1, 2019

Session 2: June 24 - July 29, 2019 (No class on July 15)

Session 3: September 30 - October 28

An online group where the therapist provides parent coaching in the use of child-centered play therapy with emphasis on the effective use of therapeutic communication. In addition, the online group provides a safe, therapeutic environment for parents to process parenting challenges, especially with new demands of working from home, while also educating, entertaining, and disciplining young children. This is a helpful adjunct to families addressing child mental health needs.

Facilitator: Jane McKinney, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW, LSCSW, RPT-S, certified EMDR therapist
Fees: $50.00 for group intake (existing clients are exempt); $35.00 per group meeting
Dates: Weekly on Wednesdays
Start time: 1:30 p.m. (the group will last up to 1.5 hours depending on needs and number of participants)

A free online support group for women who are pregnant; or, who have recently given birth and are experiencing anxiety, depression or unwanted thoughts or behaviors. The purpose of this group is to help educate, empower, and provide hope during your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby. Please register in advance for the nine session group. You will be provided activities to complete between meetings.

Facilitator: Jane McKinney, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW, LSCSW, RPT-S, certified EMDR therapist
Fees: FREE

Start Date for 9-session group: Saturday, May 16 (This group meets every other week, ending September 5, 2020)
Start time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Contact: Jane[at]abalancedlifellc[dot]com for questions

Perinatal Breakfast Club

How to enroll in a group:

  1. Click on the registration buttons above to enroll in a group.

  2. Enter your information in the CONTACT page. We must have an email address to contact you.

  3. Type the name of the group you want in the subject line

  4. Tell us anything you want us to know in the message.

  5. The program administrator will send you a link to complete your enrollment and contact you to set up electronic payment.

  6. Your group facilitator will contact you by email to schedule an intake appointment and provide you the group link.

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