Reading Group

Thursdays, 5:30PM – 6PM, beginning 11/18/22

Group reflection relies on individual reaction. Our starting point is the body, resilience and trauma. Our work is in group dynamics and relationship. Our presence is uniquely beneficial. Rainy day reading is an online group that meets weekly, Thursday, 5:30-6pm to discuss therapist Resmaa Menakem’s take on race and our bodies. Rainy day reading is facilitated by Rose McCormick (she/her), a student in counseling psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and a trainee at the Liberation Institute. This group is offered by donation, no one is turned away for lack of funds,contact Rose McCormick with questions or to make a reservation.

Facilitators: Rose McCormick
Supervisor Name: Shelly Stratton, PhD, LCSW, Oregon Board of Mental Health. License # 7252.
Location: California, online
Who this group is for: anyone, no prior therapy experience is required
How many weeks will the group run for: Drop in group (On-going)

Couples and Chronic Illness Support Group

Mondays at 4:30pm beginning 9/12/22

A weekly community for couples and families who wish to share and receive additional support surrounding chronic illness, its emotional toll, and any surrounding issues which may arise and impact one or both partners.

Facilitators: Joclyn Krevat, MFT Trainee, Scott Macomber, MFT Trainee
Supervisor Name: Supervised by Adina M. Ascher, LCSW #28900, and Crystal Haviland, LPCC #7633

Scott Macomber is a marriage and family therapist trainee who believes in the transformative power of emotion. For more than 30 years as a professional musician, Scott has used emotion as a powerful tool to reach audiences. Now, as a therapist, Scott is excited to help individuals, couples, and families heal, turn back towards each other, and grow. Scott is also a passionate husband and father of three beautiful children.

Joclyn Krevat is a marriage and family therapist trainee working toward a second master’s degree at TUW. In her previous career as an occupational therapist, Joclyn took a holistic approach to physical rehabilitation. Now, as a therapist therapist, Joclyn is excited to have pivoted her focus to emotional healing. Joclyn is from Brooklyn, married a nice guy. knows first hand about chronic illness, and is a dog person.

Location: California
Who this group is for: Couples and families/ no prior therapy experience is required
How many weeks will the group run for: Drop in group (On-going)

Weekly Support Group – Wednesdays at 6PM

Every Wednesday at 6:00pm-7:00pm PST

For anyone looking for a safe space for general support.
Weekly group therapy focused on offering a safe, collaborative space for general support.

Facilitators: Joclyn Krevat, MFT Trainee, Supervised by Adina Morguelan, LCSW #28900,
Erma Kyriakos, MFT Trainee, Supervised by Adina M Ascher, LCSW #28900

Weekly Support Group – Thursdays at 5:30PM

Every Thursday 5:30-7:00pm PST

Open Drop-in Group to discuss and seek support with anything that’s been coming up for you.

Facilitators: Kristen El Yaouti MFT, PCC, DT Trainee; Carmel Honeycutt LCSW trainee
Bio: Kristen El Yaouti is a MFT Trainee and PCC Trainee at Liberation Institute finishing her Masters in Counseling Psychology and Drama Therapy at California Institute of Integral Studies. Focuses on bringing trauma-informed somatic practices to drama therapy.

Carmel Honeycutt Social Worker-Therapist (LCSW) Trainee Ultimate Goal-obtain hours for licensure, pursue doctorate in psychology & open practice. Biggest achievement- Being a Mimi to my 2 grand-children.

Supervisors: James Bosch LMFT (#86491), Max Littman LCSW (#87313)
Location: California

Grief Support Group – Tuesdays at 6PM

Join us to be with Grief in a community of support

Every Tuesday at 6:00pm – 7:30pm PST

A space to talk about the way grief and loss show up in our lives in the ways we expected and the ways we didn’t expect it to. The group understands grief as the feeling of that comes from losing the future we imagined or ourselves and our loved ones. Whether Grief comes in reaction to a Death, Divorce, Split-ups, Moving, Job Loss. There are so many facets of our lives in which we can experience loss and this is a space to share and process those feelings through story, art and creativity; with people who understand.

Facilitators: Kristen El Yaouti MFT, PCC, DT Trainee; Champagne Hughes MFT, DT Trainee
Facilitators Bio: Kristen El Yaouti is a MFT Trainee and PCC Trainee at Liberation Institute finishing her Masters in Counseling Psychology and Drama Therapy at California Institute of Integral Studies. Focuses on bringing trauma-informed somatic practices to drama therapy. Supervisor:James Bosch LMFT (#86491), Max Littman LCSW (#87313).

Champagne Hughes is a counseling psychology Masters student at California Institute of Integral Students and MFT Trainee at Liberation Institute. with a background in storytelling, education and pleasure activism. Hughes specializes in drama and sex therapy with a mission to transform toxic societal attitudes towards human sexuality and using the arts for self expressive, healing purposes. Supervisor: Max Littman, LCSW (#87313)

Location: California
Time: TBD

Kids Meditation

Every Wednesday at 9:00am-9:30am PST

For Kids! Mommy’s and Daddy’s are welcome!

Offering short meditations for our littles. Mediation will focus on gratitude, connecting with feelings. exploring the present moment, love meditations, empowerment meditations ect. Feel free to email us for specific requests on meditation topics. 

Facilitator: Barbara Lowenstein-Weglein, MBA, MFT Trainee

Couples and NonViolent Communication – 10 Week Crash Course

WHO: For couples and partners
WHAT: Learning non violent communication techniques
WHEN: Rolling admission
TIME: TBD on couple’s and therapist’s availability
COST: Sliding Scale

Let’s explore ways to communicate and share our truths with one another. Learn Non violent communication techniques, how to listen and deeper ways to connect. This group will give us spaciousness to share our truths and learn how we are being heard


Barbara Lowenstein-Weglein, MBA, MA, AMFT Applicant

Barbara is a therapist in training at Liberation Institute, and completing her second master’s in Child and Family Therapy at Alliant International University. Barbara has had extensive experience running peer-led support groups for over a decade and is grateful to be able to create a loving and kind space for supporting your inner journey. Barbara is a Bay Area native, mom, lifelong student, and would love to own a big farm full of rescue dogs.

Supervised by Adina Ascher, LCSW #28900
Supervised by Crystal Haviland, LPCC #7633 


Postpartum Family Support Group for Parents, Partners and their Babies

Time: Mondays at 4:30PM
For parents, partners, and the little ones

Transitioning into parenthood can be unique and challenging.  This support group is to hold space for your parenting journey. We will explore the connection with our children, and partners and talk about the parent journey.  You are welcome to show up solo as well to take the time to process and share what your individual needs might be. This group is to share ourselves and our inner worlds with those who might be experiencing similar issues. It is a space to have community, connection, and understanding for times that are different or isolating.

Facilitators: Giulia P. Davis, MFT Trainee
Supervisors: Adina Ascher, LCSW #28900

Mommy and Me Art Group

Every Wednesday at 12:30pm-2:00pm PST
For mothers, fathers, and children ages 2-7 years old

Let’s make art together with our kids and deepen our connection with each other.  It will be a fun group of art and singing songs as well as sharing our art with our friends in the group.  The art activities will include painting, construction paper, crayons, etc.

Facilitators: Barbara Lowenstein-Weglein, MBA, MFT Trainee