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

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

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

Discussion & Luncheon for Pastors & Ministry Leaders: Single In The City, February 8, 2011

27th January, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

Christian Psychotherapy Services
invites you to attend a
TOPICAL DISCUSSION and LUNCHEON

. . . .

Single in the City

Presenter: Kirsten Harnett, LMFT

When: February 8, 2011, 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:

Dating. Love. Desire. Intimacy. Marriage. The majority of Christian singles say they want to experience the joy and fulfillment embodied in each of the above words, yet many are finding themselves unexpectedly single into their 30′s, 40′s and beyond. In this presentation we’ll explore:
• How church leaders and staff can better care for their single congregants and promote a sense of place and belonging.
• Some of the variables that create complexity in the world of Christian dating.
• Tools that can help men and women cope with the difficulty of being single into their middle adult years and the pain of unfulfilled longing and desire.
• The importance of single men and women claiming an identity as God’s beloved sons and daughters, and how this identity is crucial to knowing peace and contentment in the single life.

RSVP no later than Feb. 4th to (415) 764-0252 or info@sfchristiancounseling.com

. . . .

About Kirsten Harnett, LMFT

Kirsten Harnett, M.S., is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, and specializes in the areas of adulthood singleness and adolescent issues. She completed her internship at Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) in Mt. View, CA, during which time she counseled students at Los Altos High School throughout the 2008-2009 school year, and worked extensively with families and adult individuals at the CHAC clinic. Prior to returning to school for her MFT, she worked for 4 years in Los Angeles as an associate producer and researcher in the entertainment industry. She finds her church home at Menlo Park Presbyterian on the Peninsula where she met Jesus as a child many years ago.

Announcement- Co-ed Growth Group starting January 2011

3rd December, 2010 - Posted by Colleen - No Comments

Announcing a New
Growth Group:
“Journey towards Authenticity”

Have you ever wanted to understand what it means to have an authentic relationship?
Would you like to reach your personal growth goals in a safe place?

…this growth group may be for you or those you minster to…

Facilitated by
Colleen Lam Nguyen, M.A., MFT Intern
Christian Psychotherapy Services

10 week Closed Co-Ed Group
Saturdays January 22—March 26th, 2011
11:00am-12:30pm

No obligation
Informational Session:
Jan. 15th, 11am-12pm
RSVP by Jan 5th, 2011

Cost: $10 a session
*total of $100 for entire 10 week group
*includes 30 minute initial interview
*due on January 22nd/first group session

Christian Psychotherapy Services
1100 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA, 94114
www.sfchristiancounseling.com
RSVP to:
Phone: 415-763-8072
E-mail: colleen.mft@gmail.com

Discussion & Luncheon: Real Needs of Christian Women, 9/14 @ 11:30am

17th August, 2010 - Posted by admin - No Comments

Christian Psychotherapy Services INVITES YOU to attend a TOPICAL DISCUSSION & LUNCHEON:

Reality Comes to Church: The Real Needs of Christian Women Today
Presenter: Martha McNiel, LMFT

When: September 14, 2010, 11:30AM to 1:00 PM

Where: 1100 Sanchez Street @ 24th Street – San Francisco
Directions to CPS: http://sfchristiancounseling.com/location.htm

Who: Pastors, spouses, support staff, & lay leaders are invited

What:
Enjoy a casual lunch.
Meet the CPS Staff & other ministry leaders.
Engage in discussion on needs of Christian women.

RSVP by Friday September 10, 2010 (415) 764-0252 or info@sfchristiancounseling.com