Support Groups

Groups are FREE

Call 804-244-0700 


Get more information about each group via:

Life Balance Support Group  -  https://www.meetup.com/Life-Balance-Support-Mechanicsville-Meetup/

** There is a $20 annual fee for being in our Meetup.com group, this covers the cost of materials for the groups plus the cost of being on the website. The benefit is, you will get more information about the groups, you can RSVP and set up your calendar through meetup, to get reminders. 


Our mental health support groups are meant to help people gain information about themselves, so they can move their life in the direction they want. The groups are not meant as a replacement for individual or couples counseling. 

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The Refocus Center (1st Floor Group Room), 7459 Old Hickory Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111                


January 2018

Tuesday 11am - 12:30pm group (Marilyn Hembrick, MA facilitator) 

  • Jan 2 -  No Group - New Years Week 
  • Jan 9 - Forgiveness: Take Back Your Power
  • Jan 16 - Forgiveness: Take Back Your Power
  • Jan 23 - Forgiveness: Take Back Your Power
  • Jan 30 -  Non-Verbal Cues Drowning Your Relationship

Tuesday 6:30p - 8pm group (Stephanie Smith, MS facilitator)
  • Jan 2 - No group - New Years Week
  • Jan 9 - Coping Skills for Anxiety
  • Jan 16 - Understanding Negative Thinking Patterns
  • Jan 23 - Honor the Feeling without Losing Control (Anger)
  • Jan 30 - The Power of Positive Thinking

Thursday 6:30 - 8pm group (Michelle Burke, facilitator)

  • Jan 4 - No Group - New Years Week
  • Jan 11 - Identifying stress and basic stress management
  • Jan 18 - Effective Stress Management and Self-care
  • Jan 25 - Effective Stress Management Reduction

February 2018

New Group on Mondays.....

MONDAY 12 - 1pm group (Ashlee Murphy, MSW facilitator)

  • Feb 5 - Codependency Part 1
  • Feb 12 -  Codependency Part 2
  • Feb 19 -  Codependency Part 3
  • Feb 26 - Increasing Self-Esteem Part 1


Tuesday 11-12:30pm group (Marilyn Hembrick, MA facilitator)

  • Feb 6 -  The Power of Words in Creating A Healthy Relationship
  • Feb 13 -  Social Disconnection: Can you unplug?
  • Feb 20 -  Are you lacking willpower to overcome life barriers?
  • Feb 27 - Be The change you wish to see

Tuesday 6:30 - 8pm group ( Stephanie Smith, MS facilitator)

  • Feb 6 -  Coping with Anxiety - Dropping Down Into Your Body and Practicing Mindfulness
  • Feb 13 -  Working with Your Oppositional Defiant Child - How to End the Power Struggle 
  • Feb 20 -  General Coping Skills - Learn What Category of Skills To Use for Which Situation
  • Feb 27 -  The Power of Thought - How Your Thoughts About Negative Events Influence Your Emotions and Behavior

Thursday 6:30p - 8pm group (Michelle Burke, MS facilitator)
  • Feb 1 -  Stress management tips and tricks
  • Feb 8 -  Time management tips to reduce stress
  • Feb 15 - Recognizing your body's response to stress
  • Feb 22 - TBA


ROAMING GROUP 

Date and Time:  Wed Jan 10, 2018 from 6:30 - 8 pm                        Hosted by: Brian Mayer, MSW


Location:  Bon Air Library Room B located at 9103 Rattlesnake Rd, Richmond, VA 23235


"Healthy Couples Relationship Tips." I will discuss what couples should and should not do in order to build a lasting and loving relationship all according to the latest science and research.  Couples and Singles Welcome.