Announcing a 12 Week Women’s Relationship Growth Group

5th June, 2016 - Posted by admin - No Comments

Currently scheduling initial interviews.

What:
12 week Women’s Relational Growth Group 2016

When: 12 weeks, Tuesdays @ 6-7:30pm

August 16th to November 1st 2016

Where: 1100 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Affiliated with
Christian Psychotherapy Services 

Enrolling Now! Email or Call:

Colleen.mft@gmail.com    or     415-763-8072

Fee: $50 per session ($600 total) $300 due at first group, remainder due at 6th

group (9/20). 30min. initial interview included.

Group Facilitated by:

Colleen Lam Nguyen, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #93375

What Should I Expect?

Group therapy involves a therapist who leads a group of roughly five to 10 clients. Typically, groups meet for an hour and a half each week. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.

Many groups are designed to target a specific problem, This group will focus on improving relational health/growth for women, helping women deal with a range of issues such as difficulty with family members/mother/father, significant others, co- workers, and friends and/or general personal emotional growth concerns.

Benefits of Group Therapy

Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Therapists say, in fact, that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.

Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.

Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience emotional health difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don’t know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you’re not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through, and realize you’re not alone.

More Than Support

While group members are a valuable source of support, formal group therapy sessions offer benefits beyond informal self-help and support groups. Group therapy sessions are led by a therapist with specialized training, who teach group members proven strategies for managing specific problems. That expert guidance can help you make the most of your group therapy experience.

Is group therapy enough?

Many people find it’s helpful to participate in both group therapy and individual psychotherapy. Participating in both types of psychotherapy can boost your chances of making valuable, lasting changes. If you’ve been involved in individual psychotherapy and your progress has stalled, joining a group may jump-start your personal growth.

How much should I share?

Confidentiality is an important part of the ground rules for group therapy. However, there’s no absolute guarantee of privacy when sharing with others, so use common sense when divulging personal information. That said, remember that you’re not the only one sharing your personal story. Groups work best where there is open and honest communication between members.

Group members will start out as strangers, but in a short amount of time, you’ll most likely view them as a valuable and trusted source of support.

*adopted from http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/group-therapy.aspx Ben Johnson, PhD

Surviving the Holidays

9th December, 2015 - Posted by admin - No Comments

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS

a Brief Group

December 18th, 2015

1100 Sanchez Street

San Francisco, CA 94114

4:30-7pm
Fee: $30
Medicare accepted

The Holidays can be a difficult time for many. Come join us for a group to process and learn tools and skills on how you can survive and thrive during the holidays.

If interested contact: alex@alexwangphd.com or colleen.mft@gmail.com

Co-facilitators: Alex Wang, PhD &

Colleen Lam Nguyen, MFT Intern, supervised by Gracia Wiarda, LMFT

Affiliated with Christian Psychotherapy Services 

click on this link Holiday Group Dec 2015 for pdf version of flyer

Free Luncheon & Presentation for Ministry Leaders: June 2, 2015 @ 11:30am

17th May, 2015 - Posted by admin - No Comments

Christian Psychotherapy Services

invites you to attend a TOPICAL DISCUSSION and LUNCHEON

The Hidden Struggle Towards Forgiveness

 Presenter: Alex Wang, Ph.D.

When:  Tuesday, June 2nd 11:30am-1:00pm

Where: 1100 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114

Directions to CPS: http://sfchristiancounseling.com/location.htm

Who:     Pastors, spouses, support staff, and lay leaders are welcome

What:   Enjoy a casual lunch, meet CPS staff and other ministry leaders

 

Topical Discussion:

  1. Clarifying confusion about forgiveness
  1. How to help church members struggling with ongoing anger and a sense of injustice, to forgive others.
  1. How to help church members struggling with guilt to forgive themselves.

 

RSVP no later than May 29th info@sfchristiancounseling.com or (415) 764-0252

 

Introducing Alex Wang, Ph.D.:

Alex Wang Ph.D. is a graduate of Alliant International University’s Clinical Psychology program. He has worked at Kaiser Permanente for over 8 years serving adults with a variety of clinical needs. Prior to becoming a psychologist, he worked in different fields including drug discovery research in several biotech firms and a US government lab, programming databases at a consulting start up, teaching high school science, and ministry work with college students at UC Berkeley. He speaks Cantonese and can address some clinical issues for clients who prefer using Chinese. Dr. Wang is married and along with his wife and daughter attend church in Berkeley. He recently joined Christian Psychotherapy Services as a licensed psychologist.

Visit Dr. Alex Wang’s Website

SEMINAR: Surviving the Holidays 12/5 @ 6:30pm

2nd December, 2014 - Posted by admin - No Comments

SEMINAR: Surviving the Holidays

Date & Time: Friday, December 5th 6:30-9:00pm

Help for the divorced and separated during the holidays.

If you’re separated or divorced, the holidays can be a lonely, stressful, depressing time. But there’s hope. Join us for an encouraging seminar that will help you survive the holidays and discover new ways to enjoy them again.

Facilitated by Stephanie Gluch, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
P: (415) 814-0024 | E: stephanie.gluch@gmail.com

Registration is $5/person, but the first 10 people to register will receive a complimentary registration. Contact Stephanie as registration is required.

Space is limited so register early. We hope you can join us!

Free Workshop

11th February, 2014 - Posted by admin - No Comments

Christian Psychotherapy Services

invites you to attend a

TOPICAL DISCUSSION and LUNCHEON

What to do With the Emotionally Troubled Person in Your Church?

Presenter: Marie Fang, Psy.D.

When: Tuesday, March 4th 11:30am-1:00pm

Where: 1100 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114

Directions to CPS: http://sfchristiancounseling.com/location.htm

Who: Pastors, spouses, support staff, and lay leaders are welcome

What: Enjoy a casual lunch, meet CPS staff and other ministry leaders

Topical Discussion:

Join us for a discussion and casual lecture exploring how to:

  • Identify and respond to individuals who may have mental illness/need psychological attention in the church
  • Identify and respond to individuals who may be a distraction or a danger to others in the church
  • Create a church environment that is welcoming to those the world perceives as “outsiders” (e.g., homeless, mentally ill, veterans, prostitutes)

RSVP no later than Friday, February 28th to marie@sfchristiancounseling.com or (415) 562-6916

About Marie Fang, Psy.D.

Marie Fang, Psy.D. specializes in working with marginalized populations and individuals struggling with finding a sense of identity.

Learn more about Dr. Marie Fang by visiting her profile:

http://sfchristiancounseling.com/Marie-Fang.html

Presentation: Missionary Mental Health Care Featuring Dr. Roger Brown

15th May, 2013 - Posted by admin - No Comments

Fellow Christian Therapists,

Have you ever wondered how your training in the mental health field can further the work of God’s kingdom abroad?  Come and hear about Dr. Roger Brown’s journey and opportunities for you.

Pastor’s Luncheon: Embracing a Truly Diverse Church Community, 12/4/12, 11:30am

6th November, 2012 - Posted by admin - No Comments

Christian Psychotherapy Services

invites you to attend a

TOPICAL DISCUSSION and LUNCHEON

Embracing a Truly Diverse Church Community

Presenter: Marie Fang, Psy.D.

When: Tuesday, December 4th 11:30am-1:00pm

Where: 1100 Sanchez St., San Francisco, CA 94114

Directions to CPS: http://sfchristiancounseling.com/location.htm

Who: Pastors, spouses, support staff, and lay leaders are welcome

What: Enjoy a casual lunch, meet CPS staff and other ministry leaders

Topical Discussion:

What would it look like to be a church community that embraced “every nation, tribe, people, and language” (Rev 7:9) in the 21st century? Join us for a discussion and casual lecture exploring how to:

  • Foster a multi-culturally minded church body.
  • Increase your awareness of barriers that keep a church from being truly diverse.
  • Develop skills for interacting with diverse communities across differences of ethnicity, race, gender, homelessness, disability, mental illness, and sexual orientation.

Please RSVP no later than Friday, November 30th: info@sfchristiancounseling.com or (415) 764-0252.

Introducing Marie Fang, Psy.D.:

Marie Fang, Psy.D. is a graduate of Alliant International University’s Clinical Psychology program, and specializes in working with marginalized populations and individuals struggling with finding a sense of identity.  Throughout the past four years she worked with an array of populations, including individuals with severe mental illness in both inpatient and outpatient settings, developmentally disabled children and adolescents, and Southeast Asian refugees coping with trauma and adjusting to the U.S. Throughout her training, she has served the Lord through leading Bible study and actively participating in her church community.  She recently joined Christian Psychotherapy Services as a Psychological Assistant, supervised by Sam Leong, Ph.D. http://sfchristiancounseling.com/Marie-Fang.html

Introducing Stephanie Joy Gluch, M.S.:

Stephanie Gluch, M.S. is a graduate of San Francisco State University’s Marriage & Family Therapy program. She has worked as a therapist in local schools, K-8th grade and high school levels.  She also worked at San Francisco State’s Counseling Clinic as a therapist, supporting college students in the midst of identity development.  Having spent a majority of her life in Christian education and churches, Stephanie is very interested in supporting people in their spiritual journey. She plans to provide therapy to children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families.  Stephanie recently joined Christian Psychotherapy Services as an MFT intern, supervised by Myrna Klassen, LMFT. http://sfchristiancounseling.com/Stephanie-Gluch.html

Upcoming Presentation on 4/17: The Impact of Technology and Social Media on your Family & Congregation

29th March, 2012 - Posted by Christine - No Comments

CHRISTIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES

Invites You to a

TOPICAL DISCUSSION & LUNCHEON

The Impact of Technology and Social Media on your Family & Congregation

Presenters: Christine Chiu, MFT & Kirsten Harnett, MFT

When: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 11:30AM to 1:00PM

Where: 1100 Sanchez Street- San Francisco CA 94114

http://www.sfchristiancounseling.com/location.htm

Who: Pastors, spouses, childcare workers, support staff, lay leaders

What: Enjoy a casual lunch, Meet the CPS Staff & other ministry leaders, Engage in discussion on The Impact of Technology and Social Media on your Family & Congregation

Topic Specifics:

  • Overview of how Technology is profoundly shaping one’s identity and sense of community.
  • Identify when the use of Technology might become an addiction.
  • Practical principles on how Technology can be your tool and not your master.
  • Explore how Internet Dating is influencing single identity and changing how men and women relate to one another.  (Presented by Kirsten Harnett, MFT)

Please RSVP by Friday 4/13/12 by leaving your name, church, and # of attendees via voicemail or email: (415) 764-0252 or info@sfchristiancounseling.com

For more information about our group of therapists at Christian Psychotherapy Services, please visit http://www.sfchristiancounseling.com/profiles.htm

Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

Presentation on 9/20/11: Understanding the Needs of Each Child, Working with Families Who Have Children with Special/Mental Health Needs

2nd September, 2011 - Posted by admin - No Comments

Dear Pastor, Children’s Ministry Director, Children’s Pastor, Child Care Workers:


CHRISTIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES

Invites You to a

TOPICAL DISCUSSION & LUNCHEON

Understanding the Needs of Each Child

Working with Families Who Have Children with Special/Mental Health Needs

Presenter: Elizabeth Abidoye, Psy.D.


When: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 11:30AM to 1:00 PM

Where: 1100 Sanchez Street in Noe Valley, San Francisco

Directions to CPS: http://www.sfchristiancounseling.com/location.htm

Who: Pastors, spouses, child care workers, support staff, & lay leaders

What: Enjoy a casual lunch

Meet the CPS Staff & other ministry leaders

Engage in discussion on supporting children and families

Topic Specifics:

Overview of childhood mental health disorders

Approach to providing mental health services to children and families

Guidance on how to make a referral for mental health services for a child/family in my congregation

Tips on talking to children & families

RSVP by Friday 9/16/11 by calling (415) 764-0252 or info@sfchristiancounseling.com

(Please note: There was a typo in our mailing but the correct email address is INFO@SFChristianCounseling.com)

Introducing a New Member of Our CPS Team: Elizabeth Abidoye, Psy.D.

Dr. Elizabeth Abidoye received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University-Chicago.  She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families and also has experience in working with individual adults.

Dr. Abidoye has worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds, who are struggling with many different issues.  Some of her areas of specialty include abuse and trauma, peer/relational issues, school difficulties, anxiety, depression, self-esteem/body image, and play/expressive therapy.

Dr. Abidoye also provides psychological testing services, which can be utilized alone or in conjunction with therapy.  More specifically, she specializes in psychological testing for children and adolescents, including psycho-educational testing to aid in identifying individual strengths and weaknesses in order to assist in helping children succeed academically to the best of their ability.

Dr. Abidoye is married and together with her husband belong to a church community in San Francisco.

Thank you and hope to see you then.

Blessings,

Christian Psychotherapy Services

Announcing a New Seminar: “Communicating with your Partner in midst of Child-Rearing Chaos”

11th May, 2011 - Posted by Colleen - No Comments

“COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR PARTNER IN THE MIDST OF CHILD-REARING CHAOS”

Saturday, July 16th 2011

10am -11:30 am

Presented By Colleen Lam Nguyen, M.A. Marriage Family Therapist Intern

This workshop is for you if :
… you feel overwhelmed as a parent and
long for the connection you once had with
your spouse.
… you want to connect with your partner
but do not know how.

Come and discover the communication keys to maintaining a connection in the chaotic early parenting years.

Pre-registration required.
$20/person by July 1st
$30, after July 2nd.
Make checks payable to:
Myrna Klassen, LMFT
Please Mail checks to:
Colleen Lam Nguyen
1100 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
RSVP/Questions:
Phone: 415-763-8072
Colleen.MFT@gmail.com

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