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
RVSP/ContactBarbara@liberationinstitute.org

Weekly Support Group – Thursdays at 6PM

Every Thursday 6-7:30pm 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)
RVSP/Contact: Please contact us at kristene@liberationinstitute.org or carmel@liberationinstitute.org to schedule a quick meeting with us to discuss how the group works and sign up to get the weekly link.
Location: California

Art, Creativity and Process Group

Time: TBD

Let’s connect and make art together as a weekly practice. We will set aside 1.5 hours every week to explore ourselves within a project and then share what we created and experienced. Prompts are provided, but you are always welcome to free-form create in community with us if you have something in mind for that particular week. Let’s make some time and space for our artistic, poetic way of seeing the world. All are welcome.

Supervisor Name: Lynndal Daniels MA, BC-TMH, BCC, LMFT #78183
RVSP/ContactBarbara@liberationinstitute.org

Jungian Dream Inquiry and Analysis Group

Time: Tuesdays 11am-12:30pm

We will explore one or two participants’ dream in a confidential setting every week. I will use a Jungian orientation approaching archetypes, symbols and active imagination to guide participants to understanding the meaning of the dream to them, as a message from psyche. We will respect the metaphorical language of psyche to come to a personal conversation rather than translate the dream into reductive and logical interpretations.

Facilitators: Agnes Cartry-Jacobsen, MFT Trainee
Supervisors: Adina Ascher, LCSW, PhD, LCSW 28900
Bio: Agnès has facilitated dream exploration groups for over 15 years and learned from several experts in the field. Conversation with Depth is her passion. She is currently pursuing a Master in Counseling with a Depth orientation at Pacifica Graduate Institute and has been practicing and training Alchemical hypnotherapy for 18 years.
RVSP/Contact
agnes@liberationinstitute.org
Location: California
Who this group is for: Clients interested in Dream exploration. Please email Agnès to make sure this is a good fit for you and to receive relevant paperwork.

Building Grit & Resilience Support Group

Every Thursday at 11am-12:30pm PST

In this group, we will address challenges that we long to accomplish and explore how we embrace and walk towards or away from accomplishing those challenges each week. Together, we can create a community that aids in our personal growth and environment. Here we can share our personal goals, at the same time identify what our challenges, roadblocks, even triggers that may or have caused us setbacks from reaching those personal goals. Drawing from expressive arts practice, positive affirmation or inspirational quotes, we will be holding space for accountability as well as exploring the internal dialogue or blocks that seem to get in the way of what we strive for. Bring to the group whatever it is that you long to accomplish and we will attempt to explore the possibilities and our internal relationship with it.

Facilitators: Erik Ontiveros, MFT Trainee & Halie Anderson, MFT Trainee
RVSP/Contacterik@liberationinstitute.org or halie@liberationinstitute.org

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)


RVSP/Contact: Please contact us at kristene@liberationinstitute.org or champagne@liberationinstitute.org to schedule a quick meeting with us to discuss how the group works. We are an open group so you are free to join anytime and to attend as you like. We simply want a chance to get to know you first and see if we’ll be a good fit for you.
Location: California
Time: TBD

Art, Creativity and Process Group

Every Wednesday at 9:30am-10:30am PST

Let’s connect and make art together as a weekly practice. We will set aside 1.5 hours every week to explore ourselves within a project and then share what we created and experienced. Prompts are provided, but you are always welcome to free-form create in community with us if you have something in mind for that particular week. Let’s make some time and space for our artistic, poetic way of seeing the world. All are welcome. 

Facilitators: Courtney Cheng, MFT Trainee, Halie Anderson, MFT Trainee, & Tatum Marcus, MFT Trainee
RVSP/Contacthalie@liberationinstitute.org

Write to Heal Group

Time: Thursdays 8am

This is an experiential therapy group aimed to use writing to facilitate healing, balance, and insight.

Psychotherapist Maureen Murdoch (2003) remarked, “No event is too small or too insignificant to write about, and Louise DeSalvo (1999), PhD wrote, “Through writing about events and feelings, participants understood what had occurred and what they felt about it, and they assimilated the meaning of this event into their lives, thereby diffusing its power over them.” Psychologist Thomas Moore (1994) also commented: “The pen, expressing the soul’s passion, is mightier than the sword because the imagination can change the life of a people at their very roots.”

No experience with previous writing is needed; only a desire to get support in expressing authentically. The group is a safe and gentle place to reflect, and gain distance over experiences. It is best suited to people who have difficulties expressing their feelings or talking about their life experiences (from contemplation to trauma, or losses.) Writing helps clarify one’s feelings, experiences, and gain perspective on our life journey. Please note this is not a creative writing group per se, and that self-reflection will be invited through prompts offered at a gentle pace. Sharing of writing will always be optional and will be moderated by the facilitator.

Facilitator: Agnes Cartry-Jacobsen, MFT Trainee, 
Supervised by: Adina Morguelan, LCSW #28900
RVSP/Contact: agnes@liberationinstitute.org