Upcoming Workshops

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Family Education Group

We will be running our next BPD Family Education Group in a couple of months.  The purpose of the group is to provide education about the symptoms and causes of Borderline Personality Disorder and to give a general overview of evidenced-based therapy available for treatment of this illness.  It is intended to educate as well as provide support and understanding.  The group is an excellent program for family members and loved ones who have someone participating in our services or for those with a family member who is not yet in treatment.  We will cover a variety of topics ranging from the symptoms and causes of Borderline Personality Disorder, behavioral reinforcement, validation, and self-care.  Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussions.

  • $300- Cost for the entire 6 weeks series for one family member
  • $420- Cost for the entire 6 week series for two family members
  • $540- Cost for the entire 6 week series for three family members

The group will run for six consecutive weeks and will be facilitated by one of our DBT Therapists. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings.  Space is limited so early registration is strongly recommended.  Please click here to send us an email or call our office at (804) 591-0002 to register.  We will update our website with exact dates and times shortly.


Yoga Therapy for Anxiety and Depression:

Stress and anxiety are present in our daily lives and it can be difficult to find healthy and effective methods of coping.  Long term stress takes a toll on both the body and mind, leaving us feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, and tired.  Learn how to address the physiology of your emotions with this unique class.  Using a combination of psychoeducation, breath work, and posture, participants will explore how to use the mind-body connection to help regulate emotions and promote a sense of calm and well-being.  This is an introductory level class led by Blair Caldwell, LCSW, RYT and no prior experience is needed.  Yoga mats are provided, though participants may bring their own.

Class meets on Fridays from 12:15-1:15.  Due to limited class size pre-registration is required and classes are sold in bundles of 4.  Pre-payment for all 4 classes is required prior to or on the first day of class.  Cost is $100 for all 4 classes.  At the completion of the 4 consecutive classes participants may register and purchase another bundle of 4.

To register for the yoga class or for more information click here to send us an email. 


Giving Obsessive Compulsives Another Lifestyle (GOAL) Group

The GOAL group is a free monthly support group for adults 18+ who struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  It is led by OCD specialist Dr. Gail Quick and provides a forum for people to get support from others who share similar struggles.  This group is a great opportunity for people to work on continuing to take control of their OCD.  The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm-8:30pm.  No pre-registration is required.  Interested individuals can just come to the meeting.  For questions about this group please call our office at (804) 591-0002 or click here to send us an email. 


The Mindful Way: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression and Emotional Distress

We are currently running our MBCT groups on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 in 8 week cycles.  Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a program, facilitated by Dr. Rebecca McCracken and Trip Young that provides proven skills to help people break the cycle of depression, anxiety, and emotional distress once and for all.  MBCT is an evidence-based way to live a calmer, more fulfilling life through the practice of mindfulness.  You will learn strategies that help you untangle from stressful thought patterns and respond rather than react automatically to people, events, and thoughts.  Many find that these skills help them side step the mental habits that lead to despair, destructive worry, negative judgmental thoughts and self-blame.  Hands-on skill-building exercises are taught.  You will come away with a fresh and new perspective and more tools to deal with life’s challenges. Through this class you will:

  • Stop repetitive negative thinking patterns that keep you depressed, anxious, and distressed
  • Decrease worry and physical stress
  • Elevate mood and prevent depression/anxiety relapse
  • Significantly increase your ability to tolerate and manage intense emotions and/or physical pain
  • Learn to be friends with yourself, your thoughts, and your emotions instead of being caught in self-judgment

The program utilizes The Mindful Way workbook (this is a required text), MP3 audio recordings, handouts, and related readings.

  • Tuition of $450 includes: 8 weekly classes and a 1/2 day retreat, small class size, Facebook group, email supports, and access to Mindful Mondays (a free follow-up program)
  • $100 deposit is required to secure your place. Balance is due before the first class  Class size is limited.

Interviews for the class are being held now. For more information or to register for the class please, click here to send us an email.


Mindful Mondays: FREE Practice Group

This donation-based group is focused on helping individuals continue their mindfulness skill development. All donations will benefit SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now). The focus will be to create a breathing space in your life through regular meditation practice, mindful yoga, and other relaxation techniques.
Often individuals that do not have community support and ongoing mindfulness practice lose many of the gains they achieved in therapy. To prevent relapse it is important to have a regular mindfulness practice.
Join us to improve your overall well being, calm your body and mind, and share your mindfulness practice challenges and discoveries with others.
When:
Twice a month, the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Who Can Attend:
The group is open only to those who have previously completed a MBCT Course or a DBT Course offered at Discovery Counseling & Consulting.
Course Teachers:
Rebecca McCracken, PhD & Robert “Trip” Young, NP
Helpful Text (Not required) – The Mindful Way Workbook
Click here for a printable flyer
To register or for more information please call our office or click here to send us an email.