Categories Archives: Group

Mom’s Club

Date: Monthly on Mondays

Group Facilitator: Carolyn Abele, LPC. Contact Carolyn at CarolynAbeleTherapy@gmail.com or (215) 354-7941.

Mom’s Club is a group for moms parenting children of all ages and stages. Mom’s Club is a great self-care tool to discuss parenting challenges with other parents, learn tools and techniques to apply at home, as well as tools and techniques to help Mom keep the family going.

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Interstitial Cystitis/Pelvic Pain Support Group

When: Second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 – 9:00 pm and periodic weekend meetings (TBA)

Group Facilitator: Kathleen Krol, LCSW, RPT-S, Individual and Family Therapist

Cost: Contact Kathleen for information.

Ongoing monthly support and psycho-educational group providing an opportunity to connect with others with Interstitial Cystitis and/or Pelvic Pain symptoms. Share experiences, coping strategies and resources while learning to take care of yourself. Speakers presenting on topics related to Interstitial Cystitis and Pelvic Pain conditions are offered throughout the year.

RSVP: Email Kathleen at kasiakrol@aol.com with “support group” in the subject line for information and registration. You may also request to be added to a group email list for future meetings and topics.

  • RSVP Required.
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EMDR Consultation Group

Dates: Ongoing

Time: 2nd Friday of each month, 8:30 am – 10:30 am


Group Facilitator: Elizabeth Venart, Licensed Professional Counselor, (215) 233-2002 or ElizabethLPC@comcast.net

This consultation group is designed for licensed therapists who have completed the EMDR Basic Training and wish to pursue EMDR Certification and/or deepen their knowledge and understanding of EMDR in practice.

The group includes case presentation, discussion of challenging issues and obstacles to effective EMDR processing, creative case conceptualization with complex trauma, and a review of the latest research findings and clinical applications. EMDR has the power to help people make sense to themselves and heal at the deepest levels. This consultation group supports clinicians in using EMDR effectively so that clients can experience the significant transformation possible.

  • Participation requires a minimum six-month commitment.
  • No more than six participants. Pre-registration required.

 

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Counselor Wellness Intensives – For Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, and Other Professional Helpers

Dates: Monthly – Friday mornings, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Cost: $100.00

Teacher:  Elizabeth Venart, (215) 233-2002 or ElizabethLPC@comcast.net

These three-hour education and support sessions are designed to offer helping professionals time to focus on themselves; tools to promote wellness and resiliency; and valuable opportunities to dialogue with one another for increased support.

Explore ways to build resiliency, create more balance in your life, and create comprehensive and individualized wellness plans that really work. Regardless of years of experience, professional background, or current work setting, human services professionals will find connection, community, and creative solutions to sustain them in their work.

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Empowering Self, Accessing Vision, & Creating a Heart-Centered Life

A 4-month Personal Empowerment Group

Date: TBA

Cost: $200/month for 3 sessions/month

Group Leader: Elizabeth Venart

Contact: Call Elizabeth Venart at (215) 233-2002 or email her at ElizabethLPC@comcast.net to schedule your pre-group consultation and begin designing your plan for positive change.

Experiential and peer support group for creating a vibrant, meaningful, heart-centered life. Personal Empowerment Groups include experiential exercises and discussion to facilitate participants’ ability to vision their ideal future and begin taking active steps towards making their life visions a reality.

Difficult changes are made more possible when people have positive interpersonal relationships to help them navigate expected challenges and potential setbacks. Peer support will be a key component of the group. Participants will empower themselves and support one another in making career and life changes for greater joy, vibrancy, and balance.

Activities for the group include:

  • Crafting mission and vision statements
  • Creating vision boards
  • Identifying cognitive roadblocks & strategies to move beyond them
  • Identifying resources—both internal and external
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LPC Clinical Supervision Group for Counselors seeking Licensure

Dates: Monthly on Wednesdays 4 – 7 pm

Cost: $120/session

Clinical Supervisor: Elizabeth Venart, Licensed Professional Counselor,  (215) 233-2002 or ElizabethLPC@comcast.net

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

LPC Clinical supervision groups provide counselors with an opportunity to learn new information, gain additional perspectives, reflect on the interplay between self and client, and receive group support. Participants present cases for clinical review, assist one another in exploring challenging clinical questions, and gain greater self-awareness.

Elizabeth’s primarily theoretical orientation is humanistic, so the group includes an emphasis on the quality of the counseling relationship and any obstacles to deep empathic listening. Group members will benefit from Elizabeth’s extensive experience with trauma survivors, children, and issues of anxiety and grief—as well as her familiarity with both cognitive and nonverbal healing modalities (expressive arts, music, mindfulness, alternative therapies).

The research on vicarious trauma, professional hazards, and counselor wellness has consistently found LPC Clinical Supervision and peer consultation to be powerful antidotes to the stresses of the work.

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Building your Ideal Private Practice Group

Dates: October – March

Time: 2 Wednesday afternoons per month

**If unavailable at this time, please inquire about possible additional time offerings.

Cost: $750 for 6-month Group OR $1250 for Group plus Six Individual Consultations (one per month)

Group Facilitator: Elizabeth Venart, Licensed Professional Counselor, (215) 233-2002 or ElizabethLPC@comcast.net

If you are a health or healing arts professional desiring more prosperity in your practice, or if you want to begin a private practice but aren’t sure how to start, this group is for you! Join Resiliency Center Director Elizabeth Venart as she shares ideas and inspiration for getting the word out about your work and creating a thriving business that sustains you.

While creating a lucrative private practice may be a long-term goal for many therapists, most are unsure how they can create an effective roadmap that will take them from where they are today to their ideal vision of where they’d like to be. Additionally, many helpers struggle with issues surrounding money (trusting the value in their expertise) and marketing (sharing who they are and what they do in the world). The best marketing plans maximize upon your strengths and offer creative ways to share your passion for the work. Individual and group consultations provide essential support and guidance along the way.

Building your Ideal Private Practice book

In this program, participants will explore what they find most rewarding in the work, identify career and financial goals, and gain an understanding of the current market and opportunities. They will also learn to differentiate between self and business, untangling the idea that they are their business – and beginning to conceptualize their business as its own unique entity. Reading and exercises from Lynn Grodzki’s workbook, 12 Months to your Ideal Private Practice, will guide the group and challenge members to take a comprehensive look at where they are and how they’ll make their ideal practice vision a concrete reality.

Practitioners can choose to participate exclusively in the group – twice a month for six months –or take advantage of this special invitation to benefit from both the group and monthly individual consultations with Elizabeth. During individual consultations, practitioners will have an opportunity to explore solutions to any obstacles encountered, to examine specific areas for practice development, and to gain extra support in creating individual plans for success.

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New Moms Support Group

Date: New groups forming on a regular basis. 

Cost: $175 for a six week session

Group Facilitator: Kimberly Katz Vargas, LCSW,  267-568-7846 or kimvargastherapy@gmail.com

Parenting can be both incredibly wonderful, and extremely challenging.  It can bring up unexpected thoughts and feelings that may be difficult to share with friends and family.  New Moms Groups are an opportunity to meet other new mothers at the same stage of life and to share thoughts, fears, and accomplishments in a warm, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment.  Topics include normal feelings ranging from joy to frustration to anxiety, changes in identity, relationships with significant others and family, expectations of self, body image, and considerations about staying home vs returning to work.

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Brittiney George, BS, CST, CRS, ICI, CEIM

BrittineyGeorgeBrittiney George is a Movement Practitioner and Somatic Therapist Specializing in Transformative Touch.

Brittiney is a former native of Michigan, who moved to Pennsylvania in 1999.  She has specialized in movement for over 20 years and was a corporate manager and trainer in financial services prior to starting her own private practice.  Brittiney offers Somatic Therapy sessions, HSP Women Leadership Circles, Workshops, Movement Classes, and Infant Massage and Baby Signs® Parent Series and is currently on faculty at The Somatic Therapy Center.

 

Supporting You:

Brittiney specializes in helping people find their ground when they are feeling thrown by life and movement when they’re feeling stuck.  This can be due to trauma (physical, emotional, or relational) or by a life event that requires new movement (i.e. new job, new baby, or a new relationship).

Whether you are coming in for an individual session, a movement class, or a workshop, her intention is that you leave feeling seen, heard, supported, and most of all, deeply listened to.

She is passionate about working with:

  • highly sensitive individuals
  • the hidden artist that never got to fully express themself
  • people that feel stuck in a pattern of movement and/or repetitive life choices
  • the open-minded, open-hearted individual that’s ready to make changes for themselves

Somatic Therapy Sessions:

Brittiney George’s Somatic Therapy office

Somatic Therapy is the healing balm for the places in you that have been bruised, scratched, or cut up by life.  You know your story, your body knows the impact of how you’ve experienced it.

“A Somatic Therapy session is like settling into your skin after having experienced a lifetime of things getting under your skin.” -Joe Weldon, co-founder The Somatic Therapy Center

Somatic Therapy uses transformative touch and talk together to help you listen to your body and interpret the messages that you receive.  It invites ease, relief, and connection to the body, mind, heart, and soul.

Sessions are 55 min. in length.  During a session you are fully clothed laying on a massage table or sitting in a chair.  Touch is always done with your permission and with complete respect for you.

“While seemingly very simple, this is a powerful and non-threating way to access insights that can be important in healing.  Brittiney has a gentle touch and intuitive wisdom that has helped me to uncover issues for further thought and exploration.” — LGD

*Contact Brittiney to Schedule your FREE Introductory Session*

 


Classes and Workshops:

Rest, Restore, and Move Class:

Bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 12-1pm

Your place to play with postures, to invite in rest, and to explore movement.  All welcome.

» Learn more about the Rest, Restore and Move Class

Highly Sensitive Women Leadership Circle:

Community gatherings and retreats to support Highly Sensitive Women in Leadership.  Join Brittiney George, Elizabeth Venart, and Tracie Nichols for community, education, and exploration around creating a new paradigm of what it means to be a leader.   “Being an agent of change doesn’t mean changing others, it means being you!”

Learn more and register for upcoming events at: https://www.meetup.com/Highly-Sensitive-Womens-Leadership-Circle/

 

CEM Workshops:

4th Wednesday of the month from 7:30-9pm

Connection, Expression, and Movement (CEM) is a monthly women’s workshop led by Brittiney George and Alix Amar that focuses on bodymind integration. Each month the discussion and explorations center on a specific theme such as stress management, embracing your gifts, finding your ground, and exploring balance in your life.  Workshops are limited to 10 participants. Register by contacting Brittiney George.

“What stood out for me was learning to rethink, in a positive way, about my body. Paying attention, acknowledging…and truly listening to signals and messages from my body helped me feel more balanced in my mind, spirit, and body.”— KS


New Parent Support:

Brittiney offers a safe, shame free zone (yes, crying babies are allowed!) in her Infant Massage and Baby Signs® 6 wk series. Parents will receive tools to reduce stress, deepen communication, and create a community of support for both parent and child.

Infant Massage Classes (birth-pre-crawling):

Infant Massage strengthens bonding and begins the dialogue of healthy touch with your child. Parents massage their own babies and learn different strokes each week that aid in relief from colic and gas discomfort and muscle tension while promoting bonding and better sleep.

By the end of the series you will:

  • Know the difference between yes and no cues to touch.
  • Be able to differentiate between soothing and stimulating strokes.
  • Have a strong base of knowledge of strokes, holds, and movements you can use for soothing.

“Being a developmental psychologist I know the theory behind infant massage, but being able to practice with my own child in Brittiney’s class really solidified the positive aspects in the literature.  It was life changing for us both!”-Dr. Paige Davis

Baby Sign Language Classes (6-18 mths):

Babies have a lot to say even before they can speak.  With the Baby Signs Program®, babies and toddlers can communicate using simple, easy-to-learn signs that promote cognitive, social, language, literacy, and sensory-motor development to make the most of their critical first three years.

By the end of the series you will:

  • Know signs that help with reducing frustration and tantrums.
  • Have signs and songs you can use for education, communication, and play.
  • Learn educational activities that promote intellectual development for your baby.

“Shortly after my daughter started walking, she started signing. I remember you saying some babies need to walk first before responding to sign language. It’s so exciting for both of us! I love seeing her learn new things and I can tell she appreciates the ability to communicate and know that we can understand and respond.”-KB

 


Education/Certifications:

  • Certified Somatic Therapist (Levels I, II, & III)
  • Certified Rubenfeld Synergist (Levels I, II, & III)
  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage through Infant Massage USA
  • Independent Certified Instructor of Baby Signs® Sign, Say, and Play Programs
  • Certified Pilates Instructor through PhysicalMind Institute in New York, NY
  • Certified Pilates Instructor for Breast Cancer Survivors through Pink Ribbon Program
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Hillsdale College in Michigan
  • Interned at University of Michigan-MedSport Physical Therapy Center
  • DVAEYC Early Childhood Conference Speaker (2016)
  • Inspired Family Conference Speaker (2014)
  • LOVE AWARD- Finalist for Mainline Parent Best of Family Mommy & Me Class (2015)

“I have found that this touch is a gentle and positive way to really get in touch with your body and feelings.  It has brought a gentle and positive change to my life.  I would recommend Brittiney George and her work without question, excellent.”-Chris T

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