Groups and Classes

Groups and Classes

We are committed to providing our services to the general public and making available both free and low-cost groups, classes, seminars, and workshops. On this page you will find information about our free and low-cost community workshops, as well as on-going groups facilitated by our therapists.

Our community events program, offering free and low-cost workshops on a variety of health and wellness topics, occur every Spring and Fall. Please check back for more information.

On-Going Groups and Classes

The Write Path

The Write Path offers a supportive circle where no critic or editor may enter. Discover the place where each writer feels ‘heard, really heard.” With Write Path encouragement and support, you will learn to trust your own words and thoughts. Please click this link for more information about The Write Path, including upcoming classes.

Codependency Education and Support Group 

For the past eight years Cheryle Jones Andrews has facilitated groups for individuals who are caught in the web of codependency systems. Cheryle’s training with Pia Mellody, author of The Intimacy Factor: The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles to Truth, Respect, and Lasting Love, Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives,  Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence and Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love, has equipped her to conduct groups for those wishing to recover from the pain of codependency.

What is Codependency?

Codependency develops when we forget our sense of the inalienable inherent worth with which we were born due to trauma in our lives and the consequent adaptations we make to survive.  The path of recovery from codependency rests in the memory of the Sacred Self, which no amount of “less-than-nurturing” parenting can lessen.  The five core symptoms of untreated codependency include:

1. Difficulty experiencing appropriate levels of self-esteem.

2. Difficulty setting functional boundaries.

3. Difficulty owning our own reality.

4. Difficulty acknowledging and meeting our own wants and needs.

5. Difficulty experiencing and expressing our reality moderately.

Groups

Cheryle Jones Andrews facilitates Codependency Education and Support Groups, which usually meet weekly.  Individuals may self-refer and are urged to consult with their own counselors about participating in a group.

Currently two groups meet for 90 minutes:

• Thursday, 10-11:30 am

Cheryle provides a free 20-minute consultation to assess for codependency and to determine your suitability for the current groups.  This meeting protects–to the best of Cheryle’s ability–both the safety and stability of the current group and eases your entrance as a new member in the group.  Group membership is limited to women.  If you are a man interested in recovering from the pain of codependence, Cheryle will add your name to a waiting list for a men’s group dealing with codependency issues.