The Liberation Institute https://www.liberationinstitute.org Mental Health in San Francisco & Portland Sat, 01 Oct 2022 06:06:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.2 https://www.liberationinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cropped-libby-logo-1-32x32.jpeg The Liberation Institute https://www.liberationinstitute.org 32 32 Couples and Chronic Illness Support Group https://www.liberationinstitute.org/couples-and-chronic-illness-support-group/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 12:35:14 +0000 https://www.liberationinstitute.org/?p=6947 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
RVSP/Contactincoming@liberationinstitute.org
Bio:

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)

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Weekly Support Group – Wednesdays at 6PM https://www.liberationinstitute.org/weekly-support-group-wednesdays-at-6pm/ Tue, 24 May 2022 13:47:35 +0000 https://www.liberationinstitute.org/?p=6911 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/Contactincoming@liberationinstitute.org

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Weekly Support Group – Thursdays at 6PM https://www.liberationinstitute.org/weekly-support-group/ Tue, 24 May 2022 13:46:33 +0000 https://www.liberationinstitute.org/?p=6909 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/Contactincoming@liberationinstitute.org
Location: California

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S.A.M.E (Sexual Assault My Empowerment) https://www.liberationinstitute.org/s-a-m-e-sexual-assault-my-empowerment/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 13:31:17 +0000 https://www.liberationinstitute.org/?p=6842 Time: Sundays 11AM – 12:30pm

A psychotherapy and psychoeducational closed support group that will use drama therapy tools enabling participants to build, maintain, reclaim and/or repair their autonomy and sense of self. Participants will also discover, establish and learn more about their strengths and inner resources.

Facilitators: Kristen El Yaouti & Champagne Hughes
Supervisor Name: James Bosch LMFT (#86491), Max Littman LCSW (#87313)
RVSP/Contactincoming@liberationinstitute.org
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. 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 misson to transform toxic societal attitudes towards human sexuality and using the arts for self expressive, healing purposes. 
Location: California
Who this group is for: This is currently a group for women identified adults only. If you feel this descriptor does not include you, especially men identified adults please still reach out to us anyway. We hope to create a group around masculinity and sexual assault, as well as a non binary group in the near future. We intend for this to allow groups to explore among peers; how their experience of gender is affected by and affects their experience of sexual assault.

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Jungian Dream Inquiry and Analysis Group https://www.liberationinstitute.org/jungian-dream-inquiry-and-analysis-group/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:24:42 +0000 https://www.liberationinstitute.org/?p=6748 Tuesdays from 11 am to 12:45 pm

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
incoming@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.

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Grief Support Group – Tuesdays at 6PM https://www.liberationinstitute.org/grief-support-group/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:19:09 +0000 https://www.liberationinstitute.org/?p=6741 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: incoming@liberationinstitute.org
Location: California
Time: TBD

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Art, Creativity and Process Group https://www.liberationinstitute.org/art-creativity-and-process-group/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:16:22 +0000 https://www.liberationinstitute.org/?p=6738 Every Wednesday at 9:30am – 11:00am 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:Alexa Heinemann, MFT Trainee
Bio: Alexa finds that through art we can express and connect with deeper parts of ourselves. She is currently a MFT Trainee at Liberation Institute and is working towards her counseling psychology masters at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Working from a depth approach, Alexa enjoys focusing on imagery and body processes to listen inward and learn to hold ourselves with holistic compassion.
Supervisors: Lynndal Daniels, LMFT #78183
Location: California
RVSP/Contact: incoming@liberationinstitute.org
How many weeks will the group run for: Drop in group (On-going)

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Kids Meditation https://www.liberationinstitute.org/kids-meditation/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:14:20 +0000 https://www.liberationinstitute.org/?p=6735 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
RVSP/More Infoincoming@liberationinstitute.org

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Couples and NonViolent Communication – 10 Week Crash Course https://www.liberationinstitute.org/couples-and-non-violent-communication/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:11:47 +0000 https://www.liberationinstitute.org/?p=6732
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

Facilitators

Barbara Lowenstein-Weglein, MBA, MFT Trainee

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 & Crystal Haviland, LPCC #7633

RVSP/More Infoincoming@liberationinstitute.org

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Postpartum Family Support Group for Parents, Partners and their Babies https://www.liberationinstitute.org/postpartum-family-support-group-for-parents-partners-and-their-babies/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:09:06 +0000 https://www.liberationinstitute.org/?p=6728 Time: TBD
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: Barbara Lowenstein-Weglein, MBA, MFT Trainee
Supervisors: Adina Ascher, LCSW #28900 & Crystal Haviland, LPCC #7633
RVSP/More Infoincoming@liberationinstitute.org

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