Christina M. Schultz, MA
Resident in Counseling
Supervised by Megan A. Ellis, LPC
Thriving Families Counseling, LLC

Groups

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Partners of Sex Addicts Recovery Group 
​$50 per 90 min group
Forming Fall 2018, Contact if Interested

This therapy group supports partners of sex addicts normalize the grief and trauma experienced as the spouse or partner of a sex addict. This group will support you to manage the crisis, process your grief and trauma, create boundaries, communicate your feelings, consider empowered choices, reclaim your sexuality, and decide your future. Using your pre-purchased workbook (about $23 via Amazon),  you will be supported through heartbreak and betrayal to hope and healing with the support of your peers. 

Young Spousal and Partner Loss Support Group
Free, Biweekly Fridays (2nd & 4th), 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Forming Fall 2018, Contact if Interested

This free support group provides group grief processing support to widows, widowers, engaged, and/or partnered young and middle-aged adults from 20 to 50 years old.  Participants have a chance to benefit by sharing their stories and using a variety of grief processing techniques in a supportive environment with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences. Participants learn about what to expect through the grieving process, coping skills, and receive counseling support and grief processing support.  

All Group members will be required to complete an eligibility pre-screening in-person, sign an Informed Consent form, commit to 4 sessions. Please call and schedule in-person registration appointment to confirm this is an appropriate group for your needs.

Groups require 3 minimum and 8 maximum members. 

Roanoke Postpartum Support Group
Every other Wednesday (1st & 3rd)
Free, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Forming Fall 2018, Contact if Interested

Free support group for women and their babies experiencing issues related to prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, and/or trauma. The group focuses on providing psychoeducation, empowerment, coping skills, and peer support through sharing experiences with perinatal mood and anxiety related issues during pregnancy and following childbirth or adoption of a baby. Limited to 6 moms and babies only (due to space restrictions). Please call and schedule an appointment to register to confirm this is an appropriate group for your needs.
Roanoke Caregiver Support Group
Every other Friday (1st & 3rd)
Free, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Forming Fall 2018, Contact if Interested

Adult family and parent caregiving has been associated with increased stress, depression, and anxiety, relationship conflict, feelings of burn out, grief, and declining cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual responses.  This group will review effective ways to cope with caregiving stress and ways to reduce caregiver fatigue.  We will review a few effective stress-reduction and cognitive-behavioral exercises associated with improved caregiver functioning, and communication skills associated with improved relationship satisfaction.