FAMILY/COUPLES GROUPS

FED® WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUP
(FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF THOSE WITH EATING DISORDERS)

PRESENTER
Ephrat Lipton, LCSW and Anne Moore, PsyD

DESCRIPTION
COME LEARN:
What is an eating disorder and what makes people prone to them? How to tell the difference between dieting/disordered eating/preoccupation with body image vs. more serious issues. How to address concerns about eating disorders with your loved one. How to more effectively communicate about the disordered behavior. What is the difference between support and enabling? What to say and do/what not to say and do when supporting someone with an eating disorder. How to set appropriate boundaries. How do I stay sane and healthy when a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder? How/when to get help...next steps. How to find additional resources in the community.

WHAT IS FED?
FED (Friends and Family of those with Eating Disorders) is a support group designed to provide education, resources, and emotional support to those in relationships with people diagnosed with or exhibiting signs of anorexia, bulimia, and/or binge eating. The group is appropriate for loved ones and support people of those at any stage of an eating disorder... even if there are only early warning signs. Two seasoned clinicians and eating disorder program directors with over 20 years of experience in this specialty facilitate this FREE community support group.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Fridays at 12:30 PM

COST/FEE
FREE

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Please call before attending (and/or to ask any questions):
Ephrat L. Lipton (404) 202-0932 or Dr. Anne Moore (404) 277-7992

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MOMS' EMOTIONAL COPING SKILLS GROUP

PRESENTER
Cameron McIntosh, LMSW

DESCRIPTION
This group will teach pregnant women and mothers of infants and young children coping skills to better manage their emotions and those of their children, better tolerate day-to-day stressors and life events, and better navigate relationships.

This skills group is especially helpful for women struggling with depression or anxiety symptoms and/or difficulty managing feelings of sadness, hopelessness, guilt, worry, fear, irritability, and anger. It will teach coping skills needed to manage the transition into parenthood and beyond, conflicts that arise in relationships, and how to negotiate the on-going practice of self-care as a mother.

This group will focus on 4 skill-building areas:
Mindfulness skills to help stay in the present moment, relax and increase contentment.
Distress Tolerance skills to help build patience, calm and confidence.
Emotion Regulation skills to understand and have more control over intense feelings.
Interpersonal Communication skills to become more effective in your relationships.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am
12 week commitment required

COST/FEE
$50/group
$120 initial consultation

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Cameron McIntosh, LMSW
404-421-4598
cmcintoshtherapy@gmail.com

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POSITIVE PARENTING

PRESENTER
Karen Kallis, LPC, RPT, NCC

DESCRIPTION
Positive parenting is based on the concepts of Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen. This approach allows parents to understand the feelings behind their children's behavior to create kind and firm responses that encourage healthy growth. This 8-week parenting program will help you to:

  • Regain control as a parent in a respectful manner
  • Help your child develop self-control and gain self awareness
  • Effectively discipline & limit inappropriate behavior
  • Understand your child and find healthy ways to empower
  • Communicate your message of love

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Wednesdays
10:30 am - 12 pm

COST/FEE
$50 per session

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Karen Kallis at 404-423-1087 or kckallis@comcast.net

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SCREAMFREE PARENTING - THE POWER OF CALM

PRESENTER
Milena Garcia Skollar, LCSW

DESCRIPTION
Parenting is not about kids; it's about parents. If you're not in control, then you cannot be in charge. What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what. Easier said than done? Yes, but in our group, you will learn the principle-based approach that will inspire you to truly revolutionize your family dynamics. Moving beyond the child-centered focus, we will learn and practice the ScreamFree principles, share triumphs and failures (especially the leader's), and laugh along the way! The goal is to compel you to focus on yourself, calm yourself down, and grow yourself up.

Milena will help you (parents/caretakers) incorporate the principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of connection and cooperation. You CAN become calming authorities in you home, bring peace to your family, and give kids what they need to grow into caring, self-directed adults.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
Tuesdays 10:30am - 12 noon
90 minutes
4 weeks
Start date: Ongoing, please email for next start date

COST/FEE
Five 90 minutes sessions - $200

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Milena Skollar at 404-219-4828 or milenaskollar@gmail.com

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VISIONS ANEW DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP

PRESENTER
Annie Garry, MSW, LCSW, CCTP

DESCRIPTION
Divorce can be feel like you're traveling down a dark tunnel while juggling many balls in the air. It's usually very painful, frustrating, confusing and wrought with uncertainties. No matter where you are in the process, it's easy to feel like you're all alone. Support, information and connection are very important to find the courage to go forward, and enhance your ability to move through the divorce process and recover well.

Visions Anew divorce support can help those feelings of isolation and insanity melt as others share similar concerns, experiences and perspectives while you transition toward new opportunities and empowerment.

DATE/TIME/DURATION
First and third Monday of the month.
7:30-8:30
Ongoing

COST/FEE
FREE

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Annie Garry at (770) 598-0496 or anniegarry@gmail.com

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